V I Z A R D LONDON / Maria von Heland

Selected works

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CREATING SOMETHING MAGIC.
“The film is the portrait of an artist, of somebody who finds their creative voice.”
“What I do with a passion, is write stories about people. I try to avoid making judgments, but I am passionate about understanding the world I live in, its people and their weaknesses. To me, filmmaking is like having a colorful dream; then, one day, after years of hard work, you can invite people into the cinema and say: ’Look what I just dreamed!’ It’s a beautiful experience and, once you’ve had it, it is very hard to do anything else with your life. It is not about becoming famous, or being the best. It is about creating something magic.”

MARIA VON HELAND

Born in Stockholm, based in Berlin.
Languages: Swedish, German, English, French

She has studied Photography in Sweden, Acting in France, Journalism in New Jersey and Film at Potsdam-Babelsberg; has an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts (where she studied under the great British director Alexander Mackendrick); has made films in Germany, Sweden and Mongolia.

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

2021 HEIRS OF THE NIGHT | White Elephant Award (Kinder Medien Preis)

2021 HEIRS OF THE NIGHT | Grimme Award Nomination

2020 SOLO FÜR WEISS, FÜR IMMER SCHWEIGEN
Nominated Jupiter Award

2009 – 2018 EFA EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS | Creative Director & Writer

2015 THE DEVIL WITH THE THREE GOLDEN HAIRS
Nominated EMMY

2011 – 2013 STAR TALERS
Nominated EMMY 2013
Bayerische Fernsehpreis 2012
Best of Fest, Chicago International Children’s Film Festival 2011

2002 – 2003 BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY
Goldener Biber, Biberach Film Festival 2002
Best Actress Anna Maria Mühe, Las Palmas Filmfestival 2003
Nominated New Faces Award 2003 (Best Debut)

SELECTION FEATURE FILM

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY
HILDE
ENGLAND!

SELECTION TV movies

GÖTTLICHE FUNKEN
THE DEVIL WITH THE THREE GOLDEN HAIRS
THE STAR TALERS
SEARCH

SELECTION SHORT FILMS

CHAINSMOKER
REAL MEN EAT MEAT