Markus Kirschner

MARKUS KIRSCHNER has spent the past 15 years working in all aspects of filmmaking.  As a screenwriter, Markus adapted Colum McCann’s DANCER for Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler’s Maven Pictures. He co-wrote the original script, BIG PLAY, with Yaron Zilberman (A LATE QUARTET, INCITEMENT) for Opening Night Productions. Most recently, Markus wrote HERSHEL for producers Rick Schwartz (BLACK SWAN, THE OTHERS) and Nikki Silver (THE GIVER) based on the life of Holocaust survivor, Hershel Fink. HERSHEL is currently in pre-production. Markus also directed and wrote the short film COMMUNION, starring Louisa Krause. COMMUNION won the Shorts Jury Prize at the CineVegas Film Festival and played at the AFI, Dallas, Palm Springs, Rhode Island and Bilbao International Film Festivals.

In addition to his writing and directing work, Markus has worked extensively as a production designer. Highlights include Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, Sundance Best Director Winners 3 BACKYARDS and PROJECT NIM, the Oscar-nominated WHAT HAPPENED MISS SIMONE? and Amber Tamblyn’s directoral debut, PAINT IT BLACK.

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