Andreas Prochaska

Biography

Until Andreas Prochaska became a director, he used to work as an editor for acclaimed directors.
His work as a director covers a large range of genres - comedy, drama, thriller and criminal films. In Austria, Andreas has created the blockbusters DEAD IN 3 DAYS, a horror thriller as well as his multiple award winning comedy THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF MRS. ELFRIEDE OTT. Also, he got raving reviews and a top-ratings for his drama THE MIRACLE OF CARINTHIA - a German/Austrian co-production for both national networks - for which Andreas received the Bavarian Television Award in 2012 and the International Emmy in 2013. His feature film THE DARK VALLEY - the Austrian entry for the Academy Awards - has been awarded with 8 German Film Awards.

Awards

'Best Director' and 'Best feature film' and 6 more Austrian Film Awards 2015 for THE DARK VALLEY (OT: "Das finstere Tal")
8 German Film Awards 2014 for THE DARK VALLEY (OT: "Das finstere Tal")
International Emmy Awards 2013: won 'Best TV movie' for A DAY FOR A MIRACLE (OT: "Das Wunder von Kärnten") and nom. for TRACES OF EVIL - ANATOMY OF REVENGE
Bavarian Film Award 2013: won 'Best Director' for THE DARK VALLEY (OT: "Das finstere Tal")
Bavarian TV Award 2012: won 'Best Director' for A DAY FOR A MIRACLE
Austrian Film Awards / ROMY 2011: won 'Best Feature Film', 'Best Director (feature film)', 'Best Script' for THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF MRS. ELFRIEDE OTT
Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2007: won 'Best European Fantastic Film' for DEAD IN 3 DAYS
Alpinale / "Goldenes Einhorn": won 'Best Film' for DIE DREI POSTRÄUBER
19. Augsburger Kinderfilmfestival: won 'Juryaward' for DIE DREI POSTRÄUBER
won 'Erich-Neuberg-Preis' 2008 for DER ERSTE TAG
nom. 'Prix Europa' and 'Adolf-Grimme-Award 2011' for DER ERSTE TAG

Credits Include

Das Boot Andreas Prochaska
Maximilian Andreas Prochaska 3 episodes
The Dark Valley Andreas Prochaska also co-writer; won 8 German Film Awards; Austrian Oscar entry
The Unintentional Kidnapping of Mrs. Elfriede Ott Andreas Prochaska
Traces of Evil - "Das Verhör" Andreas Prochaska
Dead in 3 Days, part 2 Andreas Prochaska
Dead in 3 Days Andreas Prochaska

Personal Data

Languages German (mother tongue), English
Residence Vienna
Place of birth Austria
Nationality Austrian

Trailer THE DARK VALLEY | go to video's page

Trailer DEAD IN 3 DAYS | go to video's page

Trailer DEAD IN 3 DAYS 2 | go to video's page

Teaser THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF MRS. ELFRIEDE OTT | go to video's page

Trailer THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF MRS. ELFRIEDE OTT | go to video's page

Commercial A1 - BRAODBAND UNLIMITED | go to video's page

Commercial A1 - OPERATING ROOM | go to video's page

Commercial A1 - CONSTRUCTION | go to video's page

Jan 23
2014

THE DARK VALLEY premieres on the Berlinale

Andreas Prochaska's new feature film THE DARK VALLEY premieres on the Berlin Film Festival.
On Feb. 13th the feature film -starring Sam Riley- will has its official release in Germany. On Feb. 14th in Austria.

Nov 26
2013

International Emmy Awards

Andreas' A DAY FOR A MIRACLE (OT: "Das Wunder von Kärnten") was awarded 'Best TV movie at the INTERNATIONAL EMMY's. The drama was produced for Austrian (ORF) and German (ZDF) national television by Graffilm (Austria) and Rowboat (Germany).
Also, Andreas' TRACES OF EVIL - ANATOMY OF REVENGE was nominated for the renowned award.

Jan 21
2013

Shooting DAS FINSTERE TAL

Andreas Prochaska's Western THE DARK VALLEY (OT: "Das finstere Tal") starts shooting today in Austria. Sam Riley, Tobias Moretti and Clemens Schick are part of the cast. Helmut Grasser (Allegro Film, Vienna) and Stefan Arndt (X-Filme) are producing.

Jan 23
2014

Films Distribution Takes ‘The Dark Valley’ - Variety

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