Participant profile: Daniel Schwarz

It’s another call in Germany to find out about screenwriter Daniel Schwarz.

Daniel Schwarz

Daniel Schwarz

Daniel made his first film in 1989, a documentary short about the art of hunting with falcons in Northeastern Turkey, for German Television (ARD/BR). After studies in Turkology, Literature and Film in Florence and Istanbul, he obtained his M.A. at the University of Hamburg in 1995. Subsequently, he studied screenplay writing at the AFI.

He has written, among other screenplays, Süperseks (2004), an ethno-comedy released to great success in German cinemas. Vater Morgana, another comedy, is in post-production and will be released by Warner Bros. in 2010.

He has written several television films, including two 90-minute episodes of the crime series Unter anderen Umständen (ZDF).

In 2004, he was a participant of the European “North By Northwest” screenplay programme. His script Rio Rita (written for the Finnish Director Aki Kaurismäki) was selected and promoted in the European Script Market in Cannes 2005.


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