Sherry Hormann

Sherry Hormann

Additional Names: Sherry Horman (Schreibvariante)
Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch, Bauten
*20.04.1960 Kingston, New York, USA

Biography

Sherry Hormann was born in Kingston, New York, April 20, 1960 as the daughter of a German paintress and an American Jazz-musician. The family moved to Germany in 1966, where Hormann went to school. Aiming to become a concert pianist, she changed her plans when she was 19 and went to the Academy of Television and Film in Munich (HFF). After graduation she worked for Bavaria and Neue Constantin Film as an assistant producer. Hormann was involved in several television and feature films such as "Drei gegen Drei" (1985) and "Die Beute" (1988). Since 1986 she worked as a director, screenwriter and production designer.

Her screenplay debut "Tiger, Löwe, Panther", directed by Dominik Graf, won the prize of the Academy for Performing Arts, Baden-Baden. She also participated in Dominik Graf's "Spieler" (1989). Sherry Hormann and Dominik Graf lived together for several years and have a daughter.  

Her directorial debut was "Leise Schatten" ("Silent Shadow", 1991), which was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize in Silver as Best Film, the German Film Prize in Silver for Best Film and two in Gold for Best Actress (Ann-Gisel Glass) and Best Film Music (Enjott Schneider).

In the following years Hormann had great success with the feature comedies "Frauen sind was Wunderbares" (1994) and "Irren ist männlich" (1996). Subsequently, she produced television films, such as "Die Cellistin" (1998), "Scheidung auf amerikanisch - Private Lies" (2000) and "Meine Tochter ist keine Mörderin" (2002), in which she  struck a more serious note. Hormann wrote and directed the episodes "Blinde Liebe" (2000) and "Schuld und Liebe" of the long-running German television crime series "Bella Block".

With the football comedy "Männer wie wir" ("Guys and Balls", 2004) and the television film "Helen, Fred und Ted" Hormann went back to more humorous subjects. "Wüstenblume" ("Desert Flower", 2009) however, offered a more serious, socio-critical topic and was a box office success.

In autumn 2012 Hormann's adaptation of Paul Watzlawick's popular book "Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein" was released, only a few months later, in february 2013, the film "3096 Tage" (2013), the adaptation of the eponymous book by Natascha Kampusch, who depicts her abduction and 8-year-long captivity.

Filmography

2017 Wir lieben das Leben
Director
 
2016/2017 Tödliche Geheimnisse 2
Director
 
2016 Tödliche Geheimnisse
Director
 
2015/2016 Lotte Jäger und das tote Mädchen
Director
 
2015 Operation Zucker - Jagdgesellschaft
Director
 
2013/2014 Die Tote im Weiher
Director
 
2012/2013 3096 Tage
Director
 
2011/2012 Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
Director, Screenplay
 
2008/2009 Wüstenblume
Director, Screenplay, Art director
 
2005/2006 Helen, Fred und Ted
Director
 
2003/2004 Männer wie wir
Director
 
2001/2002 Der Felsen
Title
 
2001/2002 Meine Tochter ist keine Mörderin
Director
 
2001 Schuld und Liebe
Director, Screenplay
 
1999/2000 Blinde Liebe
Director, Screenplay
 
1999/2000 Private Lies
Director
 
1998 Die Cellistin
Director
 
1997 Widows
Director
 
1995/1996 Irren ist männlich
Director, Adaptation
 
1993/1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares
Director, Screenplay
 
1991 Leise Schatten
Director, Screenplay
 
1989/1990 Spieler
Set design, Title
 
1988/1989 Tiger, Löwe, Panther
Screenplay, Set design
 
1987/1988 Die Beute
Assistant director
 
1986/1987 Glückliche Zeiten
Assistant director
 
1986/1987 Über dem Abgrund
Assistant director
 
1986 Der kleine Bruder
Assistant director
 
1985 Drei gegen Drei
Assistant director
 
1984-1986 Schwarzes Wochenende
Assistant director
 
1982 Out of time
Set design