Wiltrud Baier

Wiltrud Baier

Regie, Drehbuch, Kamera, Bauten, Schnitt, Ton, Produzent
*1967 Erlangen

Biography

Following an apprenticeship as a pastry cook, Wiltrud Baier (born in 1967) enrolled at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. There she met Sigrun Köhler, with whom she founded the production company "Böller und Brot" after graduating in 2000. While mainly focussing on documentaries, they also make shorts, video installations and thumb cinema. Most of their works follow a certain theme, for instance "Time", "Money" or "Faith".

The short "How Time Flies – Wie Zeit fliegt" (2000) portrays Sigrun Köhler's grandfather at the age of 100 years and won awards at several international festivals. An extended, feature-length cut of the film won the Documentary Award at the Sehsüchte Festival in Berlin/Potsdam.

"Schotter wie Heu" (2002), a documentary about a bank in rural Germany which still operates without computers, got rave reviews and also did well at the box-office. Also set in the countryside, their next film "Der große Navigator" (2007) follows a Swabian missionary who is ordered to East-Germany after working 22 years in Papua New Guinea. Their made-for-TV documentary "Alarm am Hauptbahnhof" chronicles the public protests against the multi-billion railway project "Stuttgart 21" and received the 2012 Grimme Award.

The following year saw the release of "Where's the Beer and when do we get paid?", a documentary on Jimmy Carl Black, legendary drummer of Frank Zappa's band, who lived in rural Bavaria in the years before his death.

Filmography

2015 Wer hat Angst vor Sibylle Berg?
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer
 
2012 Where's the Beer and when do we get paid?
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer
 
2010/2011 Alarm am Hauptbahnhof - Auf den Straßen von Stuttgart 21
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Sound, Producer
 
2004-2007 Der große Navigator
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing, Producer
 
2001/2002 Schotter wie Heu
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Editing
 
2000 Alles wird gut
Screenplay
 
1999/2000 How Time Flies [Langfassung]
Director, Screenplay
 
1999/2000 How Time Flies [Kurzfassung]
Director, Screenplay
 
1997 Der Vampir
Director
 
1994 Wambowski
Director, Screenplay, Director of photography, Animation, Editing
 

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