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Raquel Stern

Writer & Director

Raquel Stern is a US-born director and screenwriter living in Berlin, Germany. She directs for the long-running German teen soap opera SCHLOSS EINSTEIN. Her 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.

Raquel has original projects in development with Tobis Film, Constantin Television (Germany), and Frenchkiss Pictures (France). She has also worked in writers rooms on projects developed by UFA Fiction, Neue Super, and Bon Voyage Films (Germany). In 2018, Raquel and her co-writer Donna Sharpe were awarded a grant from the FFA (German Federal Film Board) to develop MISS HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, a dramedy feature film.

Before returning to writing and directing, Raquel worked as an assistant editor on such projects as Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s JUPITER ASCENDING and Laura Poitras’ Oscar-winning documentary CITIZENFOUR. Raquel holds a B.F.A in Film & TV Production from New York University and an M.F.A. in screenwriting and dramaturgy, with a concentration in serial writing, from Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

Series (8 x 60 min.)
In development with Tobis Film, Germany

Teen Soap Opera
Director, 4 episodes
Saxonia Media, Germany

Web series pilot (6 min.)
Turbokultur, Germany

Feature film
In development with Lupa Film, Germany
Funded by the German Federal Film Board

THE 36 (2018)
Series (10 x 60 min.)
In development with Frenchkiss Pictures, France

PITY FU*K (2017)
Web series (3 x 8 min.)

ALICE & KITTY (2003)
Short film

TEREZÍN, 1944 (2001)
Short film

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