Juliane Block

Berlin, Germany
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I'm an indie filmmaker. And I love my life.

My filmmaking career started in Germany as special fx make-up artist on an underground Zombie flick (“Mutation“, released on DVD in 1999) followed by producer & screenwriter credits on several other shorts (e.g. “Killerbus“, released on DVD in 2004). I got hooked. Even though I have a design masters from the university of art in Braunschweig, I continued with film making.

In 2005 I migrated to Asia to pursue Asian cinema. I directed and produced a no budget feature in 2008 ("Emperor") which screened at the Asia Pacific festival of 1st Films in Singapore and won the feature category at the Portable Film Festival. Since 2007 I directed, wrote and produced more than 10 shorts which have been screened in film festivals around the world, and my 2nd feature ("Kinks") got released in summer 2012. I participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2008 and my short film "It could happen to you" was chosen for production in the BTC Hands on Training "Garage studio". I've held lectures about low budget film making in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Int. Film Academy) and Singapore (SAE Institute).

After living the last 6 years in Asia (Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand & Indonesia) I returned to Germany in 2011 to pursue my next feature film projects. Currently I am working on the Sci-Fi feature 'The Inner District', to be shot in Berlin in 2013 and the experimental short film 'Last Statement'.

I love my life!

Filmography (Writer / Director)

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Feature Films

  • The Inner District, Germany 2013, in pre-production (screeplay by Adam Daniel Mezei)
  • 2 Segments of the 2. CollabFeature (40+ filmmakers create 1 feature film) 2012
  • Kinks, Malaysia 2011, 86min (comedy mockumentary) by V. Kennedy & J. Block
  • Emperor, Malaysia 2008, 96min (crime thriller) no writing credit

Short Films

  • Last Statement, 2013, in production
  • Lunatia Dogs, Malaysia 2012 (martial arts) in post
  • Senf, Aspirin und zwei Flaschen Bier, Germany 2012, 5min (comedy)
  • Damaged Kung Fu, Malaysia 2011, 17min (kung fu comedy)
  • Drowning, Indonesia 2011, 10min (musical drama)
  • The Trail, Germany 2010, 3min (horror)
  • Unsecured Loan 2, Malaysia 2010, 17min (action drama)
  • Lutz Heckelmann und sein Bier, Germany 2010, 5min (comedy)
  • Ramly at War Begins, Malaysia 2009, 19min (action)
  • 九龍故事 – Kowloon Story, Hong Kong 2009, 5min (drama)
  • Bad Timing, Malaysia 2008, 2min (comedy)
  • Frankfurter for Mr. Wong, Malaysia 2008, 2min (comedy)
  • Mama’s Boy, Malaysia 2008, 3min (drama)
  • It could happen to you, Germany 2008, 3min (drama)
  • Unsecured Loan, Malaysia 2007, 11min (thriller)

Series

  • Mini-Pilot 'Alien Happy Hour' Ausländer (sci fi series) Germany 2011
  • Mini-Pilot 'Dangerous Customs' Ausländer (sci fi series) Germany 2011

Fashion clips / Commercials

  • Balloons (fashion clip) Germany 2011, directed by M. Rock, co-directed by J. Block
  • Girls (fashion clip) Germany 2011, directed by M. Rock, co-directed by J. Block
  • Boys (fashion clip) Germany 2011, directed by M. Rock, co-directed by J. Block
  • Glasses (fashion clip) Germany 2011, directed by M. Rock, co-directed by J. Block
  • Fruit 10 (TV commercial) Malaysia 2010
  • Maggie Mee - My Way (competition) Malaysia 2010

Music videos

  • Mr. Lowmax by The Mainstream, Germany 2012
  • Rhasia by Car Crash Hearts, Malaysia 2009
  • Khayalan Masa by One Buck Short, Malaysia 2009
  • Kelibat Korupsi by One Buck Short, Malaysia 2009
  • Wait for it (Revolution) by One Buck Short, Malaysia 2009

Documentary

  • Killerbus – Making Of (documentary) Germany 2004

Awards / Nominations

  • 'The Trail' nominated for 'Best Visual/Special Effects' at Shortcutz Berlin Awards '11
  • 'Unsecured Loan II' 1st Runner Up Best Action Sequence Martial Arts Short at the Action On Film International Film Festival '10
  • 'Emperor' feature winner Portable Film Festival ‘08
  • 'It could happen to you' selected for production at the Berlinale Talentcampus 2008 as part of the hands-on training 'Garage Studio'
  • 'Emperor' nominated for best cinematography at the 4th Asia Pacific Festival of 1st Films in Singapore ‘08
  • 'Frankfurter for Mr. Wong' - Entry Level winner November ‘08 filmaka.com

Film Festivals

  • Once a Week Online Film Festival, Dec '11
  • Shortcutz Berlin, Germany, May '11
  • Vientianale International Film Festival, Laos '11
  • 24. Int. Filmfest Braunschweig, Germany '10
  • filmdirecting 4 women (fd4w) international film festival, London '10
  • Cinefiesta Puerto Rico '10
  • Action On Film International Film Festival, Pasadena US '10
  • CrankCookieShortFilmFestival in Passau, Germany '10
  • International Short Film Festival Detmold, Germany '10
  • Bootleg 2.0 Film Festival, London '10
  • Arizona Underground Film Festival ’09
  • Clockenflap Film Festival, Hong Kong ’09
  • iShot Hong Kong Film Festival ’09
  • Asian Hot Shots Festival Berlin ’09
  • 4th Asia Pacific Festival of 1st Films in Singapore ‘08
  • Portable Film Festival ’08
  • Culture Unplugged; East speaks here… ’08
  • Phoenix Film Festival, US ’08
  • Berlinale Talentcampus ’08
  • New Beijing Int. Movie Festival ’07
  • Kuala Lumpur Int. Film Festival, Malaysia ’07

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