Robert Sigl

Robert Sigl (born July 11 1962) is a German film director and writer. He attended the Munich Film School from 1981 until 1986. His short film THE CHRISTMAS TREE was shown at international festivals in Madrid and Berlin.

In 1987 he started preparations for his first full-length motion picture LAURIN in Hungary which he also scripted.

LAURIN was awarded the Bavarian Film Award for best direction of a newcomer. At the age of 25 Robert Sigl was the youngest director ever to receive this distinction. LAURIN was shown at numerous international festivals, including Moscow and Malaga, and was released in Great Britain by the U.K. video label “Eureka Entertainment” and in Spain by “Filmax.” It is currently airing on Canada’s Scream TV and is available in the U.S. on an import DVD from “Luminous Film and Video.”

In the ensuing years Sigl worked on several projects and screenplays before moving on to shoot the acclaimed and sophisticated miniseries STELLA STELLARIS in Poland, a fairy-tale-like fantasy/comedy/adventure. He also directed the episode THE LOST DAUGHTER for the extremely popular action series ALARM FOR COBRA 11 and succeeded in creating an atmosphere that was compared by critics to TWIN PEAKS.

Both LAURIN and STELLA STELLARIS left a deep impression with Canadian producer Paul Donovan and the executives of U.S. Cable Channel Showtime and Robert Sigl was commissioned to direct one of the four pilot movies – GIGA SHADOW- for the international Science-Fiction-Miniseries "LEXX - THE DARK ZONE". GIGA SHADOW featured Hollywood star Malcolm McDowell and a spectacular amount of breathtaking computer generated effects.LEXX was sold into more than one hundred countries. For the third season Robert Sigl returned to direct the episode K-Town.

He also directed the German horror-thriller SCHOOL’S OUT which became one of the most successful TV movies of 1999, its reputation even stretching to the United States where it was subsequently released on DVD and Home Video by Fangoria/MTI. Due to its immense success Sigl was commissioned to direct the sequel THE ISLAND OF FEAR aka: DEAD ISLAND – SCHOOL’S OUT II (U.S. title) in Brittany, France.

Furthermore he helmed several episodes of the highly acclaimed and award-winning German crime series THE INVESTIGATOR / DER ERMITTLER and SCENE OF THE CRIME / TATORT. His latest TATORT (AVENGING ANGEL) caused an [http://www.photoscala.de/node/1327 enormous press furore due to an infamous semi-incestuous sex scene] between a father and his adopted daughter and stirred up a big discussion about censorship on German television.

Robert Sigl is currently working on other new projects for the big screen, among them THE SPIDER, [http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2007/11/how_will_hollywood_offend_christians.html THE 13th DISCIPLE] (both funded by Media 2), MEDUSA (funded by Media Development), LAZARUS (funded by FFA Berlin), THE BLIND ROOM and GOLGATHA.

Filmography

1981/82 DIE HÜTTE (THE CABIN)

1983 DER WEIHNACHTSBAUM (THE CHRISTMAS TREE)

1988 LAURIN (Bavarian Film Award For Best Direction Of a Newcomer)

1994 STELLA STELLARIS

1995 GROSSE FREIHEIT

1996 ALARM FÜR COBRA 11

1996 LEXX - THE DARK ZONE / GIGA SHADOWStarring: Malcolm McDowell

1997/98 GHOSTHUNTER JOHN SINCLAIR (Mini Series)

1998/99 SCHOOL´S OUT

1999 LEXX - THE SERIES

2000 THE ISLAND OF FEAR (in USA: DEAD ISLAND)

2001 SCENE OF THE CRIME (TATORT) - TARGET

2002/05 THE INVESTIGATOR / DER ERMITTLER

2005 SCENE OF THE CRIME (TATORT) - AVENGING ANGEL

2005 Script Funding for the First-World-War-Drama LAZARUS

2007 Script Funding for the Fantasy-Movie WURDILAK

External links

* [http://www.robert-sigl.de "Official Homepage of Robert Sigl"]
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0797459/ "IMDB Page"]
* [http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2007/11/jesus-and-his-evil-twin.html "THE 13th DISCIPLE - Jesus and his evil twin"]
* [http://www.cinematical.com/2007/11/27/jesus-and-his-evil-twin-brother/ "THE 13th DISCIPLE - Jesus and his evil twin brother]
* [http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=ODExNTkwNDIx "THE 13th DISCIPLE - Jesus Christ gets an evil twin in fantasy film"]


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