Luise Brinkmann was born in North Rhine-Westphalia in 1985 and started shooting short films in her schooldays. After the Abitur and an education as audio-visual media designer, she gained experience in various fields of cinema and TV production for several years. Besides visiting acting and improvisation classes in her free time, Luise Brinkmann continued to realize her own film projects, which have been presented at many national and international festivals and received awards. Some of her movies were also released on DVD and VoD. After an academic year in England, Luise Brinkmann studied direction at the IFS internationale filmschule köln. BEAT BEAT HEART (2016) is her graduation film as a director and her first full-length movie.
Luise Brinkmann was awarded the NEW GERMAN CINEMA NEW TALENT AWARD for Ensemblespirit & Energy at the 34th Filmfest Muenich 2016. ( > Read the Jury comment here. < )
With BEAT BEAT HEART she was also nominated for the NEW GERMAN CINEMA NEW TALENT AWARD for Directing, Screenwriting and Producing.
BEAT BEAT HEART (2016 • Writer & Producer & Director • Award: NEW GERMAN CINEMA NEW TALENT AWARD: Special Prize for Ensemble Spirit an Energy) • I SLEEP IN THE RIVER‛S BED (2016 • Co-Director & Co-Producer & Sound) • KALT KÜSSEN (2014 • Director • Release on DVD at FWU Institut für Film und Bild in Wissenschaft und Unterricht) • EMMAS WELT (2014 • Director • Web series • Award: Best German Web Series at the Webfest Berlin 2015 • Best Actress at Sicily Webfest 2016 • Best Actress / Comedy at DubWebFest 2016) • COURTAGE (2013 • Writer & Director) • DIE NEUE (2012 • Idea, Producer & Director) • ATYPICAL (2012 • Idea, Producer & Director) • AM BAD (2012 • Idea, DoP, Editor, Producer & Director) • YOUR EMAIL (2012 • Idea, DoP, Editor, Producer & Director) • THE LADY OF CHISWICK (2011 • Director) • ME & YOU (2011 • Script, Editor, Producer & Director) • AUF UND ZU (2011 • Director) • EVA (2011 • Idea, Editor, Producer & Director) • NEXT DOOR (2010 • Script, Editor, Producer & Director • Release on DVD at Edition Salzgeber • VoD on amazon, hulu, bigstar.tv, onemorelesbian u.v.m.) • IF I GAVE A ROSE… (2007 • Script, Editor, Producer & Director) • ASPECTS (2007 • Script & Director) • FLUCHT UND VERTREIBUNG NACH DEM ZWEITEN WELTKRIEG – VERTREIBUNG VON SCHLESIEN NACH WESTFALEN (2004 • Idea, DoP, Editor, Producer & Director • Award: LfM Bürgermedienpreis 2004) • CLOSE TO YOU (2004 • Script, Editor, Producer & Director)