Foto by Gianni Pisano
After her pre-film-life as a sign writer, a Flight Attendant and a Graphic Designer
Rebecca Panian worked as a TV-Editor for Endemol Germany and as a freelance-editor and director for the Swiss Television and did her Bachelor of Arts in journalism. Since 2006 she realizes documentaries and fictional film projects. From 2012 till 2015 she did her Master’s in directing fiction at the ZHdK in Switzerland. She finished her studies with the short film FRAGILE. Her first feature length documentary ZU ENDE LEBEN – DYING TO LIVE won the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival 2014 and had its theatrical release in Switzerland in April 2015. Aside to the film the Wörterseh Verlag has published the book ZU ENDE DENKEN.
Rebecca Panian is currently working on several projects: on a documentary about Beki Probst, Grand Dame of the international film scene, on the multi-character story FOR THE FIRST TIME, a comedy drama about first times and human isolation and the English-German love comedy TOUCH SCREEN. She also co-writes the feature film RUCKSACK (AT) with Jonas Anderhub (“Ohne Rolf”). The script is based on a true story that Jonas experienced. An article about his journey has been published in “DIE ZEIT”: http://www.zeit.de/2015/45/syrische-fluechtlinge-reise-schicksalrucksack-fundsachen.
The short film YOU’RE WELCOME has been shot in Berlin during a six month-stay founded by the Canton Aargau.