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Urs Schnell
founding partner / filmmaker / producer

Urs Schnell is an award-winning Swiss director/producer of non-fiction films. His feature length documentary BOTTLED LIFE (2012) has won several prizes worldwide and is still regularly screening on TV today. His TV-documentary BOYS ON THE HILL won the Bern TV-awards. Born in 1951, Urs graduated from the University of Bern (lic.phil.hist. MA). In 1981 co-founded the private local Radio Förderband. From 1993 he worked for Swiss TV. Freelance journalist and filmmaker in St. Petersburg, Paris and Barcelona. 2006 co-founder of the Bern-based production company DokLab.

Filmography

in progress
Garbage Ho! Documentary CH, 4K, 60 Min.
Producer
2017
To the End of Dreams feature documentary CH, HD/2K
Producer
2015
Tibetan Warrior cinema-documentary 84 min, HD/2K, CH
Producer
2012
Director, Co-Author, Executive Producer
2008
Hooligans Documentary CH, DigiBeta
Director, Author
2006
Sweat for Blood Documentary HD, CH/Eritrea
Writer, Director
2004
The Boys from the Hill DigiBeta 16:9, CH Berner Fernsehpreis 2005
Writer, Director
2002
L’Homme Empereur Documentary DigiBeta 4:3, France
Director, Co-Author
2001
The Penguinman Documentary Solothurner Filmfestival (Best of Dok SF), Festival du Film d’Environnement Paris
Director, Author
1995
Protsess idiot – young people in St. Petersburg Short Docu
Director, Author
1994
Liederliche Nächte – Impressionen von den Berner Songtagen Documentary Beta SP, 30 Min.
Producer/Director
1993
Spurensuche im Altaj Documented Journey Beta SP, 30 Min.
Producer/Director
1992
Kopfvoran – Aus der Geschichte eines etwas anderen Lokalradios. Buch Verlag Maxmedia, Bern
1983
Inselträume – Literatur aus der Südsee. Buch In: drehpunkt. Die Schweizer Literaturzeitschrift. Lenos Verlag, Basel
1979
Grössere Publikationen für Berner Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Weltwoche, Cash, Facts, Der Bund
Lost African can’t swim TV-Story
Der Einsiedler vom Frutigtal TV-Story
La Diréctrice Nestlé TV-Story
Bertarellis Schiffbruch TV-Story
Der Versicherungsverkäufer TV-Story
Die Arbeits-Helden aus dem Eggiwil TV-Story
Die Rückkehr des Daniel Cohn-Bendit TV-Story
Korsika brennt TV-Story
Gay Pride im Aprikosenland TV-Story