Sherry Hormann

Sherry Hormann

USA

Biography

Originally hailing from Kingston, New York, German- American writer and director Sherry Hormann won a number of awards, including the prestigious Bavarian Film Award and the Max Ophüls Silver Award for her directing debut SILENT SHADOW (1991). She had previously written the screenplay for Dominik Graf’s TIGER, LION, PANTHER (1987). Her feature film FATHER’S DAY in 1996, a romantic comedy was a big box office hit. She then continued shooting comedies such as „GUYS AND BALLS“ that won several awards at international Gay and Lesbian Film festivals, such as L.A Outfest. Sherry Hormann then returned to her origins of writing and directing drama. She went to Africa, did extensive research on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), then wrote the screenplay and directed DESERT FLOWER (2009) based on Waris Dirie’s bestseller. The film was not only successful in Germany with more than one million admissions, but as well internationally. The movie won among other awards the Audience Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. Desert Flower changed the public view on FGM sustainability. Her last feature film 3096 DAYS is based on the true story of Natascha Kampusch, the 10-year-old child from Vienna, that was kidnapped and held in a bunker for 8 years. It was the last project of renowned producer Bernd Eichinger. It was released in spring 2013, highly acclaimed critically and performed very well at the German box office. Hormann then worked on several prestigious TV projects. A REGULAR WOMAN is her ninth feature.

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