AUTHOR - DIRECTOR - ACTRESS

Alissa Jung

WORDS ABOUT

Alissa Jung first sensed that imagination and her love of fiction could be a profession in 1991, when she saw a notice in her school: “Looking for children to participate in audio plays!” That’s how she started to take part in audio books, to dub, to write reportages for the radio herself and to act on stage. At 16, she was discovered for film during a theatre performance and has worked successfully as an actress ever since. In her mid-20s, she began directing her own short films, documentaries and youth theatre plays. In 2015, she took a break from the film world to finish her medical studies. Afterwards she worked as a pediatrician in a Berlin clinic for 3 years. In 2019, she returned to the film world with the movie “A matter of life” and was nominated for the Grimme Award as the leading actress. In 2021 she graduated from the “Drehbuchwerkstatt München” (HFF Munich) with her screenplay for the feature film “Paternal Leave”. Alissa Jung is also the head of Pen Paper Peace, a NGO she founded to promote education worldwide.

AUTHOR

Alissa Jung is a graduate of the Drehbuchwerkstatt München.

2021 – Paternal Leave
feature film

2021 – Vara
short film

2020 – Die Mauer muss weg
short film

2016 – Wut und Trauer
Children’s Theatre

2011 – Ameisenknochen
feature film

2009 – Mücke
short film

2008 – Spring!
short film

PATERNAL LEAVE

On the wintry coast of northern Italy, a young girl from Germany struggles to gain acceptance from her Italian father.
Alissa Jung developed the script as part of the “Drehbuchwerkstatt München” and is currently working on realizing the project.

DIRECTOR

Alissa Jung realises her own short films, documentaries and youth theatre plays. She is currently working on her first feature film.

2016 – Wut und Trauer
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2016 – Heile-Welt-Fragmente
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2015 – Nou Timoun Peye D`Ayiti
Kurzdokumentation

2015 – Willi
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2015 – Hexenjagd
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2011 – Mein Sommermärchen
short film, 11mm Fußballfilmfestival

2010 – Kleine Mauer
Documentary – International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte 2011 /Interfilm Berlin 2011

2008 – Jump!
short film – shnit filmfestival / short shots audience award

2008 – Mücke
short film – 48h moviemarathon, finalist

ACTRESS

At 16, Alissa Jung was discovered for film during a theatre performance and has been working successfully as an actress ever since. Alissa is represented in Germany by Fitz+Skoglund Agents and in Italy by DO Agency.

FILM SELECTION (LEADING ROLES)

2018 – Das Menschenmögliche
ZDF (Grimme Award nomination)

2015 – SOKO 5113 – Dead Angel
ZDF

2012 – Zweisitzrakete
Cinema (Max Ophüls Festival)

2012 – Open my eyes
Cinema

2011 – Mary of Nazareth
International

2011 – In my sister´s wedding dress
SAT.1

2010 – The emperor´s new clothes
ARD

2009 – Schafe zählen
short film DFFB, Achtung Berlin Filmfestival

2009 – Tatort – Der Polizistinnenmörder
ARD

2008 – Griechische Küsse
SAT.1

2007 – Hochzeit in Hardingsholm
ZDF

2006 – Stolberg – Der Sonnenkönig
ZDF

2005 – Schmetterlinge im Bauch
SAT.1

 

 

PEN PAPER PEACE 

2008, after visiting medical and educational projects in Haiti, Alissa Jung initiated the campaign “Schools for Haiti”, with which she supports two schools in Port-au-Prince. This work inspired her to found PEN PAPER PEACE, a NGO which she has led as chairwoman since 2011. The NGO is committed to education worldwide. In addition to the two schools in Haiti, it supports educational projects in Namibia and Honduras and raises the sense of global responsibility among young people in Germany and Italy.

Pen Paper Peace – creating peace with pen and paper

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