Shareholder / Director
(Assist. Elisa Nitschke)
Tom Tykwer, (born Mai 23, 1965) is a German film director, screenwriter, composer and producer.
Born in Wuppertal (Germany), he moved to Berlin in the 1980s and worked as a projectionist and booker in various independent art house cinemas.
Tom Tykwer is co-founder and partner of the Berlin based film production company X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (1994). His filmography as a director includes "Deadly Maria" (1993), „Winter Sleepers" (1997), „Run Lola Run" (1998), "The Princess and the Warrior" (2000), „Heaven" (2002), „Perfume - the story of a murderer" (2006) and „The International" (2009), „Three" (2010) and „Cloud Atlas" (2012).
In 2008 he co-founded the non-profit organization One Fine Day e.V. which promotes and supports artistic education in the ghettos of Nairobi (Kenya). Associated to this project evolved One Fine Day Films, an alternative film production company which focuses on teaching and producing in the East African area and introduces young African talents to the process of filmmaking. The foundation's pilot project „Soul Boy" (2010) premiered at Gothenburg International Film festival in January 2010. In 2012 Tom Tykwer produced the first feature film of the Kenyan director David Gitonga, NAIROBI HALF LIFE.
Tom Tykwer´s work as a producer include GIGANTIC (1999, director Sebastian Schipper), SOUNDLESS (2004, director Mennan Yapo), A FRIEND OF MINE (2006, director Sebastian Schipper) and THE HEART IS A DARK FOREST (2007, director Nicolette Krebitz).