Armin Prediger




ARMIN PREDIGER

Screenwriting & Development


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THE JOURNEY SO FAR

After working in all aspects of production in one of Germany's biggest animation studios, from initial concept meetings with broadcasters and co-producers to the final stages of camera and post-production, I specialised in the area of scriptwriting and concept development, working closely with producers and directors.


I supervised the scriptwriting on a number of series through production as head-writer and story editor. Aside from being commissioned to write and doctor screenplays and develop projects, I am also developing a variety of original series and features.


In recent years, I have become increasingly involved in helping others with their work by providing advice, editing, feedback and creative coaching.

MY CREATIVE INTERESTS AND SKILLS

  • Screenwriting
  • Series Development / Bible Writing
  • Series Head Writing / Show Running
  • Story Editing
  • Script Doctoring
  • Creative Problem-Solving
  • Mentoring / Creative Coaching


EXPERIENCE

I have been working in the film industry for 28 years and been writing, head writing and editing scripts for 21 of those years.


Click the categories on the left to find out more about my experience in different areas.



Story Editing / Head Writing

2016SCRIPT EDITOR: ODDBODS (Season 2, 5 episodes)

Animation series of 60 x 7′
A production by One Animation, Singapore

2012 - 2013STORY EDITOR: MIA & ME (Season 2)

Mixed animation / live action series of 26 x 26′
Lucky Punch Productions (Germany), Rainbow Entertainment (Italy), March Entertainment (Canada)

2008 - 2009HEAD WRITER: SCHOOL FOR LITTLE VAMPIRES (Seasons 3 & 4)

Animation series of 26 x 11'
Co-production Hahn Film (Germany), RBB 5 (Germany), Cartoon One (Italy)

2007 - 2008STORY EDITOR / HEAD WRITER: SIMSALAGRIMM (Season 2)

Animation series of 26 x 24′
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), NDR (Germany), France 5, Millimages (France), Greenlight (Germany)

2005 - 2006STORY EDITOR / HEAD WRITER: LILLY THE WITCH

Animation series of 26 x 24'
Co-production Trixter (Germany), WDR (Germany), BBC (UK), Magma Films (Ireland), Vivatoons (Canada)

2001STORY EDITOR / HEAD WRITER: FUNKY COPS

Animation series of 26 x 24'
Co-production Antefilms (France), M6 (France) - broadcast worldwide, including on Fox (US) and MTV (Germany)
Winner, Best European Program, Cartoons On The Bay, 2003

1999CO-HEAD WRITER (with Mark B. Hodkinson): NICK & PERRY

Animation series of 52 x 11'
Co-production by Trickompany (Germany), Elipse (France), M6 (France) and WDR (Germany)

1998HEAD WRITER: RENADA (Season 1)

Animation series of 52 x 11'
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany) and SDR (Germany)

1998POLISHING, SCRIPT DOCTOR: SIMSALAGRIMM (Season 1)

Animation series of 26 x 26'
Co-production by Greenlight Film (Germany), Hahn Film (Germany)



Development / Bibles

2016-2017UNTITLED SERIES PROJECT

Series bible and 2 sample episodes for live action YA series (content kept under wraps), commissioned by Rovio/Kaiken Entertainment

2016MINUS DREI / DINO MITE

Series bible and 3 sample episodes for animation series (with Andreas Völlinger), commissioned by M.A.R.K.13 and Trikk17

2015UNTITLED SERIES PROJECT

Series treatment for live action drama series (content kept under wraps), commissioned by Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH

2010MY SUPER-EVIL FAMILY

Contributed to bible & development based on Andreas Völlinger's original idea
Animation series of 26 x 22′

2010THE WOODLIES

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 24′
Co-production by Studio 100 (Belgium), Flying Bark Productions (Australia)

2008MIA & ME

Bible, Development (with Marteinn Thorisson)
Mixed animation/live action series of 26 x 26'
Commissioned by Hahn Film (Germany)

2007-2008SIMSALAGRIMM

Writers' Bible
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), NDR (Germany), France 5, Millimages (France), Greenlight (Germany)

2005-2006LILLY THE WITCH

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Trixter (Germany), WDR (Germany), BBC (UK), Magma Films (Ireland), Vivatoons (Canada)

2005CHI RHO – THE SECRET

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 26’
Commissioned by KiKA (German children’s channel)

2005THE OGGLIES

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 11’
Based on “The Olchis”, a series of popular German children’s books by Erhard Dietl and published by Oetinger Verlag
Commissioned by Lighthouse Productions (Germany)

2004PIRATE SCHOOL

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 26’
Based on the popular children’s books by Colin McNaughton
Commissioned by Foothill Entertainment (USA), Magma Films (Ireland)

2003-2004ANGELO

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 11’
Based on a popular children’s book published in Germany
Commissioned by nDF (Germany), Magma Films (Ireland)

2002GARAGE KIDS (later produced as CODE LYOKO)

Bible, Development
Animation series of 26 x 26’
Commissioned by Antefilms (France)

2002SHIVER

Bible, Development
Live action series of 12 x 60’
Commissioned by Magma Films (Ireland), Crimson Films (Ireland)

2001FUNKY COPS

Bible, Development
Mixed 2D/3D animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Antefilms (France), M6 (France) - broadcast worldwide, including on Fox (US) and MTV (Germany)
Winner, Best European Program, Cartoons On The Bay, 2003

2001STREET BEAT

Bible, Development
Live action sitcom series of 13 x 26′
Commissioned by Coconut Records/CreaTV

2000DRAGONS’ ROCK

Writers' Bible
CGI animated series of 26 x 24’
Gum Studios (Germany), Magma Films (Ireland)

1998RENADA (Season 2)

Bible, Development
Animated series of 52 x 11’
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany) and SDR (Germany)

1997TED SIEGER'S WILDLIFE

Development
Animated series of 104 x 2’
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany), NDR (Germany) and HIT (UK) (also sold to FOX Network and the BBC)



Writing (Live Action)

2016-2017UNTITLED SERIES PROJECT

Series bible and 2 sample episodes for live action YA series (content kept under wraps), commissioned by Rovio/Kaiken Entertainment

2015UNTITLED SERIES PROJECT

Series treatment for live action drama series (content kept under wraps), commissioned by Caligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH

2015THE FARM

Adaptation of award-winning crime novel THE FARM by Max Annas, commissioned by Florian Schattauer/Shadowy Meadows Productions

2014-2015DER COUP

Treatment for a live action drama/thriller, commissioned by Academy Award-winning producer Josef Aichholzer

2012-2015ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES

Co-writer on live action feature film (horror comedy), based on an original screenplay by Dominik Hartl, commissioned by Fischer Film
Currently in post-production, heading out to festivals

2013TRIO

Proposal for a German TV live action series (10 x 45'), with Isabell Emmrich

2013GRÜNAU IST SCHAU

Proposal for a German TV series, with Isabell Emmrich, based on an idea by Marc Lepetit

2013ELEPHANT BALLS

Proposal for a German TV series, with Isabell Emmrich, based on an idea by Marc Lepetit

2011TOGETHER

Synopsis for a live action feature film (thriller), commissioned by EastWest Filmdistribution

2005BLASKET

Live action feature screenplay
Commissioned by Top Story Filmproduktion (Germany)

2004GREEN

Spec live action feature screenplay, comedy

2003-2004THE HOUSE

Bible, Development
Concept for a live action reality show format for Magma Films (Ireland)

2003FOREIGN EXCHANGE

3 Episodes
Live action series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), RTE (Ireland), and Southern Star (Australia)

2003SHIVER

6 Synopses
Live action series of 12 x 60′
Commissioned by Magma Films (Ireland), Crimson Films (Ireland)

2001STREET BEAT

Sample Script (with Mark B. Hodkinson)
Live action sitcom series of 13 x 26′
Commissioned by Coconut Records/CreaTV

1992THE CURRAGH BOYS

Spec screenplay (with Conor Mackey)



Writing (Animation)

2017LITTLE ASTRO BOY

1 Episode
Animation series of 52 x 11'
A production by Something Big, France

2016ODDBODS - Season 2

1 Episode
Animation series of 60 x 7'
A production by One Animation, Singapore

2015ODDBODS – Season 1

3 Episodes
Animation series of 60 x 7'
A production by One Animation, Singapore

2015SUPERBUILDERS

Feature (with Marteinn Thorisson)
A UYoung Production

2014MY SUPER-EVIL FAMILY

Spec animation screenplay (with Andreas Völlinger)
Nominated for Animation Screenplay Award at 2014 Stuttgart Animation Festival
Sample scripts (22')

2013BUBBLE BATH BAY

1 Episode
Animation series of 26 x 11′
Co-production by Telegael Teoranta (Ireland), Essential Media and Entertainment, Shambles Communications, Ideate Media and Lemon Sky

2013MIA & ME (Season 2)

4 Episodes
Mixed animation / live action series of 26 x 26′
Co-production by Lucky Punch Productions (Germany), Rainbow Entertainment (Italy), March Entertainment (Canada)

2012JOE & JACK

2 Episodes
Animation series of 39 x 7′
Co-production by Dancing Girl Productions (Ireland), RTÉ (Ireland), CCI Entertainment (Canada)

2010GROOVE HIGH

1 Episode
Animation series of 26 x 22′ (with Marteinn Thorisson)
Co-production by Planet Nemo (France), TG4 (Ireland), Disney Channel

2010THE WOODLIES

1 Episode
Animation series of 26 x 24′
Commissioned by Studio 100 (Belgium), Flying Bark Productions (Australia)

2008-2009THE SEVENTH DWARF

Screenplay (with Marteinn Thorisson)
Animated feature film
Commissioned by Zipfelmützenfilm (Germany)

2008-2009SCHOOL FOR LITTLE VAMPIRES (Seasons 3 & 4)

7 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 11′
Co-production Hahn Film (Germany), RBB 5 (Germany), Cartoon One (Italy)

2008MIA & ME

2-Episode Pilot Script (with Marteinn Thorisson)
Mixed animation/live action series of 26 x 26'
Hahn Film (Germany)

2007-2008SIMSALAGRIMM

8 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), NDR (Germany), France 5, Millimages (France), Greenlight (Germany)

2005-2006LILLY THE WITCH

14 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Trixter (Germany), WDR (Germany), BBC (UK), Magma Films (Ireland), Vivatoons (Canada)

2005AGENT HUGO

Screenplay
CGI feature film based on popular video game character (unproduced)
Co-production and commissioned by A-Film (Denmark), Magma Films and TG4 (Ireland)

2005CHI RHO – THE SECRET

Pilot Script
Animation series of 26 x 26’
Commissioned by KiKA (German children’s channel)

2005NORMAN NORMAL (Season 3)

2 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production by TeleImages, France 3 (France), Magma Films (Ireland)

2005THE OGGLIES

2 Pilot Scripts
Animation series of 26 x 11’
Based on “The Olchis”, a series of popular German children’s books by Erhard Dietl and published by Oetinger Verlag
Commissioned by Lighthouse Productions (Germany)

2004ZOMBIE HOTEL

Sole Credit on 3 Episodes, 1 Episode with Richie Conroy
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Alphanim (France), BBC (UK), Magma Films (Ireland), Telegael (Ireland), France 3 (France), Canal J (France), Luxanimation (Luxembourg)
Winner of the Special Prize for a TV Series at the Annecy Animation Festival 2006

2004UGLY & ME

1 Episode
CGI animated series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), M6 (France), WDR (Germany), and The Disney Channel (France)

2004PIRATE SCHOOL

Sample Script
Animation series of 26 x 26’
Based on the popular children’s books by Colin McNaughton
Commissioned by Foothill Entertainment (USA), Magma Films (Ireland)

2003-2004ANGELO

Sample Script
Animation series of 26 x 11’
Based on a popular children’s book published in Germany
Commissioned by nDF (Germany), Magma Films (Ireland)

2002NORMAN NORMAL (Season 2)

4 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production by TeleImages, France 3 (France), Magma Films (Ireland)

2002DRAGONS’ ROCK

3 Episodes
CGI animated series of 26 x 24’
Gum Studios (Germany), Magma Films (Ireland)
Series nominated for best animation, IFTA 2004
Series nominated for best animation, IFTA 2003

2001FUNKY COPS

8 Episodes
Mixed 2D/3D animation series of 26 x 24’
Co-production Antefilms (France), M6 (France) - broadcast worldwide, including on Fox (US) and MTV (Germany)
Winner, Best European Program, Cartoons On The Bay, 2003

2001THE FAIRYTALER

4 Episodes
Traditional animation series of 26 x 24’, based on the works of Hans Christian Andersen
Co-production Magma Films (Ireland), Super RTL (Germany), and A-Film (Denmark)
Winner of Gold Prize for Children’s Animation at the World Media Festival 2003
Winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award 2005 for re-interpretation of H.C. Andersen’s stories for children through animation

2001JANOSCH - PAPA LÖWE UND SEINE GLÜCKLICHEN KINDER

2 Episodes
Animation series of 26 x 11’
Papa Löwe Filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)

1999NICK & PERRY

13 Episodes
Animated series of 52 x 11’
Co-production by Trickompany (Germany), Elipse (France), M6 (France) and WDR (Germany)

1998RENADA (Season 2)

Sole Credit on 2 Episodes, 1 Episode with Susan Then
Animated series of 52 x 11’
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany) and SDR (Germany)

1998NORMAN NORMAL (Season 1)

"Story By" Credit on 1 Episode
Animated series of 26 x 24’
Co-production by TeleImages, France 3 (France), Magma Films (Ireland)

1997TED SIEGER'S WILDLIFE

54 Episodes
Animated series of 104 x 2’
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany), NDR (Germany) and HIT (UK) (also sold to FOX Network and the BBC)

1996RENADA (Season 1)

2 Episodes
Animated series of 20 x 5’
Co-production by Hahn Film (Germany) and SDR (Germany)



Mentoring / Workshops

2011-PresentACADEMY FOR CHILDREN'S MEDIA
AKADEMIE FÜR KINDERMEDIEN

Erfurt, Germany
Mentor for Series Development Group
Every year we take a group of four participants and coach them as they develop their animation series projects in four one-week sessions featuring workshops, seminars etc., culminating in a live pitch in front of an industry audience of 200 producers, broadcasters etc.
As of 2015, the group also includes live action series development.

2009-2014HUSTON FILM SCHOOL

Galway, Ireland
Lecture and Workshop for MA Screenwriting Students
Every year, I deliver one-day lectures providing an overview of animation writing, including a workshop introducing the students to principles of character orchestration and plotting.

2006-PresentGALWAY SCRIPTWRITERS' GROUP

Galway, Ireland
Organiser and Facilitator
This writers' group, initially sponsored by the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters' Guild, meets bi-weekly to discuss members' materials (screenplays, stage plays and project proposals) as well as all other aspects of scriptwriting.

2004-2011IRISH SCHOOL OF ANIMATION

Ballyfermot, Dublin, Ireland
Lecture and Feedback Session for Animation Students
Every year, I delivered one-day lecture providing an overview of animation writing and provide feedback to each student individually, focussing on the story elements of their graduation projects at an early stage.

2003SCREEN TRAINING IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland
Lecture
I delivered a lecture providing an overview of the elements of a writers' bible as part of a larger "Scriptwriting for Animation" course.



Creative Translations

1990-PresentTranslations of Screenplays, Bibles, Marketing Texts Etc.

Wir Kinder aus dem Möwenweg (DE>EN)
Animation series

Atemlos / Asphyxia (DE>EN)
Drama screenplay

Die Klippe/The Cutting (DE→EN)
Screenplay for a live action feature film - psychological thriller based on a play by Maureen O'Brien

Der Fluch des Kürbis/The Curse of the Pumpkin (DE→EN)
Screenplay for a live action feature film – Scarlett Films GmbH, Germany

Derrick (EN→DE)
Treatment for an animated feature film – Magma Films, Ireland

Lilly the Witch (EN→DE)
Script for series pilot – Trixter, Germany, Magma Films, Ireland

School for Vampires (DE→EN)
Writers' bible for an animated series – Hahn Film, Germany

Abrafaxe (DE→EN)
Concept for an animated series – Hahn Film, Germany

Moby Dick (DE→EN)
Treatment for an animated feature film – Trixter, Germany

Simsalagrimm (season 1) (DE→EN)
Writers' bible and 18 scripts for an animated series - also script doctoring and polishing – Greenlight Media, Germany

Asterix in America (DE→EN)
Screenplay for an animated feature film – Hahn Film, Germany

The Gnarfs (DE→EN)
Concept and writers' bible for an animated series – Hahn Film, Germany

Max & Moritz (DE→EN)
3 scripts for an animated series based on the popular Wilhelm Busch characters, written entirely in verse

Bibi Blocksberg (DE→EN)
13 scripts for an animated series based on the popular series of audiotapes for children – Hahn Film, Germany

Werner - Beinhart! (DE→EN)
Screenplay for an animated feature film – Hahn Film, Germany



Other Experience

1996-1997INTERACTIVE GAME DEVELOPMENT

Writer and co-director on several edutainment CD-ROMs for Cornelsen Software, as well as on a graphic adventure game for Greenwood Entertainment
Hahn Interaktiv (Germany)

1989-1995ANIMATION PRODUCTION

Line Producer, Production Manager, Assistant Director, Assistant Production Manager, Production Assistant Various animated series (including TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES), video specials, features, music videos, commercials
Hahn Film (Germany), Murakami Wolf (Ireland), Animedia Teoranta (Ireland)

1986-1989CAMPUS CINEMAS

Selected movie programme for academic season, negotiated with distributors, organised screenings
Penn State University (USA)

1986DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Electrolux (NJ, USA)



EDUCATION & TRAINING

2007TV DRAMA DEVELOPMENT, SCREEN TRAINING IRELAND

My historical live action drama serial “TALES OF THE EMERGENCY” was one of 8 selected out of 70 for intensive feedback and workshops over three 4-day sessions, including with David Simon, creator of HBO series THE WIRE.

2005-2006PRO SERIES SCREENWRITING TRAINING

Training in feature film concept development, character development, pitching etc. in 10 successive modules with L.A.-based producer Hal Croasmun

1996CARTOON MASTERS PROGRAMME

Training in series concept development, financing, pitching etc. in 5 successive modules in Asolo, Italy

1985 - 1989PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

BA in Film & Video Production




CONTACT ME



ARMIN PREDIGER
Tel.: +353 86 817 9753
Skype ID: arminprediger
E-mail:
armin AT arminprediger DOT com



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