Anne-Kathrin Peitz is a German director, producer, and theatre artist. She was born in Berlin, Germany in 1977 and graduated from the University of Arts Berlin in 2006.
Since then, Peitz has gone on to direct a number of films, short films, and television shows in Germany and abroad. Her work has been featured at the Berlinale, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among others.
In her early career, Peitz directed a number of short films, including “Von der Feuerwehr” (2008), “Kannibal” (2010), and “Gott in Frankreich” (2012). Her feature debut, “Hinterland” (2013), premiered at the Berlinale and was selected for the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the same year. The film follows a young woman’s journey of self-discovery in rural Germany. It was praised for its tender depiction of rural life, and Peitz was nominated for the German Film Award for Best Director.
In addition to her work in film, Peitz is a passionate theatre artist, having directed a number of plays in Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg. Her production of “The Seagull” (2015) won the prestigious German Theatre Prize.
In recent years, Peitz has focused on directing television series. She worked as an executive producer on the crime drama “Das Verschwinden” (2016) and as the director of the first season of the Netflix series “Hanna” (2019). “Hanna” follows the story of a teenage girl who has been raised in the wilderness and is on the run from a sinister government agency. The series was critically acclaimed for its action sequences, visual style, and gripping story.
Peitz is currently in pre-production for her next feature film, “The Journey of August”, which is set to premiere in 2021. She is also developing a new television series, “The Island”, which she is set to direct.
Anne-Kathrin Peitz is a talented and versatile director, producer, and theatre artist. Her dedication to her craft is evident in her work, and her projects have been met with critical and commercial success.