Niko von Glasow – Director & Producer
Niko von Glasow started his career in filmmaking carrying beer crates and making coffee for Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He went on to study film at New York University and then at The Film Academy in Lodz, Poland. This is where he made his first feature film, WEDDING GUESTS. The film won the German Critics Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.
Niko's next projects were shown at festivals around the world and continued to win critical acclaim. MARIE’S SONG, starring Sylvie Testud in her first film role, won three German Film Awards. EDELWEISS PIRATES, which starred Bela B., Jan Decleir and Anna Thalbach was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury at Cine-Jeune de L´Aisne
For his next film, Niko convinced 11 other victims of Thalidomide to pose for a nude calendar. NOBODY’S PERFECT, the documentary about the making of this calendar, won the German Film Award for Best Documentary. Through the film's worldwide success, Niko was able to meet with various politicians and journalists. An effective campaign resulted in the German government’s decision to raise monthly compensation (which will amount to over €2.7billion over the next 30 years) for the 2,700 surviving victims of Thalidomide in Germany.
In EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT, Niko documents the making of a unique live theatre production, which he wrote and developed. The film goes behind the scenes of the play and features a wonderful cast of actors, including those with physical and mental disabled.
Niko currently lives between London and Cologne. He is member of BAFTA as well as the European and German Film Academy. He founded the Tibetan Film School and holds talks and workshops in Script Writing and Directing internationally. He is also a highly regarded motivational speaker.
Niko is currently developing several projects, including SHOOT ME. KISS ME. CUT!, a film about twelve young filmmakers trying to achieve fame and fortune with their version of Romeo and Juliet, and GIRL FROM TIBET, which tells the story of a young nomadic girl who is accidentally shipped to a rich & neurotic, Jewish New York family.