Rainer Niermann. Director.

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"Enchanting Rupert"

I. Clip Reel

(Music Credits Here)

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"Enchanting Rupert"

IV. Excerpt from

"It Happened One Day"

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"Enchanting Rupert"

VI. Excerpt from

"The SnowWhite File"

VII. Excerpt from

"A Small Place"

VIII. Excerpt from

"The Vase"

As a director, Rainer Niermann is a ‘creator of worlds’. For each of his stories he builds a unique, often charmingly quirky and visually unusual microcosm. Taking his inspiration from directors like Tim Burton or Wes Anderson as well as his own experiences in musical theatre, Rainer lets the world become a symbol for characters, emotions and themes. His work often centres around romantic, witty comedies as well as stories with a fantastical element.

 

Rainer began as a director in musical theatre in Germany, assisting distinguished directors like Harry Kupfer and Gil Mehmert. Rainer initiated and directed the musical projects “Elisabeth”, “Joseph” and “One More Night”. He regularly works with the renowned Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich, directing for them, amongst other works, the musical “City Of Angels”.

 

His short films have been screened at film festivals around the world, with “A Small Place” and "Enchanting Rupert" winning awards for ‘Best Film’, 'Best Short' and ‘Best Screenplay’.

 

As a producer, Rainer is a co-director of Play On Films, a British-German production company he founded together with Jan Maroske and Florian Caspar Seibel, based in London and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. As associate producer and development associate for Leo Media in London he has worked on international feature film projects focusing on script development and project packaging.

 

He completed his undergraduate degree in film, theatre and music at the University of Hildesheim, Germany before studying directing and filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in New York and gaining an MA at the London Film School. He continued his training at the International Film School in Cologne, completing their course on International Producing.

 

He regularly teaches courses in film acting and filmmaking in Germany at the Munich Film Society, the Bavarian Theatre Academy, the University for Theatre and Music in Leipzig as well as for the BAG Spielmobile in Munich.

 

Film Credits

(Selection)

 

>> Rainer @ IMDb

 

 

Enchanting Rupert

 

Director / Producer – 2013

Short Film, Modern Romantic Fairy Tale, HD, 25min, London – Play On Films

Winner 'Best in Show' & 'Best Short Film' at the Boomtown Film & Music Festival, Beaumont, US

 

It Happened One Day

 

Director / Producer / Writer – 2013

Short Film, Romantic Comedy / Music Film, HD, 10min, Munich / London

Play On Films / In Association with the Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich

Supported by the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg & University for Film & TV Potsdam-Babelsberg

 

The Receipt

 

Director / Producer / Writer / Editor – 2013 / 2002

Short Film, Drama / Crime without dialogue, 16mm, 8min, New York – Play On Films / NYFA

 

The Vase

 

Director / Producer / Co-Writer – 2013

Short Film, Comedy without dialogue, HD, 7min, Munich / London

Play On Films / In Association with the Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich

 

The Last Pagan

 

Producer – 2011

Short Film, Comedy, HD, 10min, London – Play On Films / Dog Eared Films

Nominated for ‘Best Comedy’ at the Portobello Film Festival, London, UK

 

All The World’s A Stage (Or: The Audition)

 

Director / Producer / Writer / Editor – 2008

Short Film, Drama / Comedy, HDV, 25min, Munich – schlicht & ergreifend Film

 

The SnowWhite File

 

Director / Producer / Writer – 2007

Short Film, Musical / Mystery, HDV, 15min, London – Monsdar Films / London Film School

 

Camouflage

 

Writer (Director) – 2005

Feature Film, Musical, developed for production, Munich – schlicht & ergreifend Film

Commissioned by the Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich

 

A Small Place

 

Director / Producer / Writer / Editor – 2003

Short Film, Music Film / Romantic Comedy, Super16mm, 17min, Munich – MiNi Pictures

Winner ‘Best Film’ & 'Best Screenplay' at the Lucca International Short Film Festival, Lucca, Italy

 

 

 

Theatre Credits

(Selection)

 

 

City of Angels

 

Director – 2003, Musical – Theatre Erfurt, Germany

 

Jesus Christ Superstar

 

Associate Director – 2003, Directed by Gil Mehmert, Musical – City Theatre Hildesheim, Germany

 

City of Angels

 

Assistant Director / Associate – 2003

Directed by John Norris, Musical – Prinzregenten-Theatre / Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich, Germany

 

On The Town

 

Assistant Director / Associate – 2002

Directed by Gil Mehmert, Musical – Prinzregenten-Theatre / Bavarian Theatre Academy Munich, Germany

 

The Turn of the Screw

 

Assistant Director – 2002, Directed by Harry Kupfer, Opera – Komische Oper Berlin, Germany

 

Mozart!

 

Assistant Director – 2001, Directed by Harry Kupfer, Musical – Neue Flora Hamburg, Germany

 

Hair

 

Directing Intern – 2001, Directed by Gil Mehmert, Musical – City Theatre Hildesheim, Germany

 

 

 

Further Credits

(Selection)

 

 

Global Daily Deal Expo

 

Director / Producer – 2012

Corporate Video, HD, 4min, London – Play On Films

Commissioned by Daily Deal Summit Europe

 

Quite Literally

 

Director / Producer – 2011

Series of Short Films and Scenes, HD, 30min, Munich / London – Bavarian Theatre Academy, Munich

Commissioned by the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich as part of a series of workshops

 

All Sorts

 

Director / Producer – 2010

Series of Short Films and Scenes, HD, 30min, Munich / London – Bavarian Theatre Academy, Munich

Commissioned by the Bavarian Theatre Academy in Munich as part of a series of workshops

 

Jobs In Action!

 

Line Producer London – 2009

Series of Educational Videos, HD, 20min, London / Berlin – Scoop Films, Berlin

Commissioned by Scoop Films