Writer and Director
RAQUEL STERN is a US-born director and screenwriter living in Berlin, Germany. She is writing an episode of a historical thriller helmed by Ashley Pharoah, in development with ZDF for Urban Myth Films. Raquel also recently finished writing an original primetime police drama for UFA Fiction (a Fremantle company) and ARD/Degeto, Germany’s first public broadcaster. She recently directed the first season of sexy dance series EVEN CLOSER – HAUTNAH (6 x 30 min.) for UFA Serial Drama and German streaming service RTL+. Raquel also directs for the long-running teen drama SCHLOSS EINSTEIN. She has series in development with C-Films (Switzerland) and Razor Film (Germany) and has worked in the writers rooms of projects developed by Kinescope Film, UFA Fiction, Neue Super, and Bon Voyage (with Sky Deutschland).
Raquel has a B.F.A. in Film & TV Production from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she wrote and directed several award-winning short films. She holds an M.F.A. in screenwriting and dramaturgy, with a concentration in serial writing, from Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. While finishing her master’s degree, Raquel’s original web series PITY FU*K screened at film and web series festivals internationally and was nominated for the Achtung Berlin – New Berlin Film Award.
In 2022, she was a participant in The Writers Lab Europe, a prestigious scriptwriting lab supported my Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman that fights sexism and ageism in TV and film. In the last few years, Raquel was also chosen to attend the Racconti IDM Script Lab in South Tirol and the Winterclass Serial Writing and Producing, from the Erich Pommer Institut.
In her former working life, Raquel was a film editor and worked as an assistant editor on such films as Lana and Lily Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING and Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR.
UNTITLED POLICE CRIME DRAMA
90 Min., Primetime
UFA Fiction and ARD Degeto
EVEN CLOSER – HAUTNAH
Series (6 x 30 min.)
UFA Serial Drama
Series (7 x 30 min.)
In development with Bon Voyage Films
Director, 4 episodes
Series (25 x 25 min.)
Web series (3 x 8 min.)
ALICE & KITTY
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