Martina was born 1985 in Neuwied, 12 minutes after her identical twin Monika. They don’t just share the name and the birthday, overall they share their passion tomake movies. Martina is a director, while Monika is a cinematographer.
They started filming with the age of 11. Coming from a small town in the middle of nowhere, they shot over 60 short movies in their youth. They started with horror films, but soon they discovered their love for all kind of genres.
After finishing school Martina worked on film sets in Germany for cinema and television. From 2007-2012 she studied „Media Arts“ at the “academy of media and arts in Cologne". Meanwhile in 2011, she spent an exchange year at the „Escuela Internacional de Ciné y Television“ in Cuba. 2012 she went back to Cuba to shoot Cuba Libre“, a feature-length documentary about the underground music in Havanna.
From 2012 – 2014 Martina made her Master in Directing at the “Hamburg Media School”. During her studies she shot several short movies, commercials and documentaries, which won a lot of prizes at national and international film festivals. Together with Monika, she shoot in Cuba, Thailand, Morocco and the Dominican Republic. Besides this they work as teachers holding filmworkshops for children, teenagers and adults.
In 2011 Monika & Martina received the scholarship of Johanna Loewenherz Foundation for their artistic and pedagogic work in filmaking. In April/May 2015 they shot their first feature Vorstadtrocker (90 min.) a crime-comedy for German TV, that had it’s premiere at the Filmfest Hamburg. Martina was the director and Monika the Director of Photography. Martina loves to shoot together with her sister, but you can get her as well alone. Martina works as a freelancer in fiction, documentary and commercials.
Actual Martina is writing on her cinema debut „The day we will die“ for which she gets support of the film foundation Hamburg Schleswig - Holstein and 20th Century Fox.