Susanne Hopf

Production Designer

About Filmography Work samples

1965 born in Dresden

Following her graduation and an internship at DEFA-Studio for Animation Susanne in 1985 begins her studies of costume designat HfBK Dresden. After volonteering at DEFA-Studio for Feature Film in 1988 she takes up studies of stage design at HfBK Dresden. In 1991 she continues her studies at HFF Potsdam, where she obtains her scenography diploma in 1997.

Since 1994 Susanne Hopf works as free-lance production designer for feature films, tv movies and series.

Languages
German, English (fluent)
Experience abroad
China
Awards

German Film Award 2019
Best Production Design for “Gundermann” (dir. Andreas Dresen)

Cinema & TV (selection)
2022
In Love, Hilde
Director: Andreas Dresen
Pandora Film
feature film
2021
Something New
Director: Karoline Herfuth
Hellinger/Doll
feature film
2020
Director: Andreas Dresen
72nd Intl. Film Festival Berlin 2022, Competition
Pandora Film/Iskremas Filmproduktion/Cinéma Defacto with NDR/rbb/BR/arte
feature film
2019
Director: Daniel Brühl
71st Berlin Film Festival 2021, Competition
Amusementpark
feature film
2018
Director: Ina Weisse
Idéale Audience/Lupa Film with ZDF/arte
feature film
2017
Director: Andreas Dresen
German Film Award 2019 for Best Production Design
Pandora Film/Kineo Filmproduktion with rbb/arte
feature film
The Nameless Day nach dem Roman von Friedrich Ani
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Provobis Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2016
As in Heaven
Director: Till Endemann
Intl. Film Festival Munich 2017
Eikon Südwest for SWR
TV movie
2015
Tatort – Côte d‘ Azur
Director: Ed Herzog
SWR
TV movie
2013
Neufeld, Come Along!
Director: Tim Trageser
Kineo Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2012
Welcome to the Countryside
Director: Tim Trageser
Network Movie for ZDF
TV movie
(deutscher Teil)
Director: Götz Spielmann
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2013
coop99 Filmproduktion
feature film
2011
A Year After Tomorrow
Director: Aelrun Goette
Kordes & Kordes Film for WDR
TV movie
2010
I phone you
Director: Tang Dan
Reverse Angle Filmproduktion
feature film
Director: Andreas Dresen
64th Film Festival de Cannes 2011, Un Certain Regard
Rommel Film with rbb/arte
feature film
2009
The Hairdresser
Director: Doris Dörrie
60th Berlin Film Festival 2010, Special Gala
Collina Filmproduktion
feature film
2007
Director: Andreas Dresen
61st Film Festival de Cannes 2008, Un Certain Regard
Rommel Film
feature film
Director: Andreas Dresen
44th Intl. Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2009
Senator Film Produktion
feature film
2006
Police Call 110 - Dark Summer
Director: Hendrik Handloegten
Allmedia Filmproduktion for ARD
TV movie
Fay Grim
Art Director
Director: Hal Hartley
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2006
Possible Films/Zero Film
feature film
2004
Willenbrock based on the novel by Christoph Hein
Director: Andreas Dresen
55th Berlinale 2005, Panorama
Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival 2005
UFA Filmproduktion
feature film
Summer in Berlin
Director: Andreas Dresen
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2005
Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2005
Rommel Film
feature film
2003
Little Sister
Director: Sabine Derflinger
Colonia Media for ZDF
TV movie
2002
Secret Stories
Director: Christine Wiegand
UFA Fernsehproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2001
Christmas
Director: Marc-Andreas Bochert
Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2002
Boje Buck Filmproduktion for WDR
TV movie
Director: Andreas Dresen
52th Berlin Film Festival 2002, Competition
Rommel Film
feature film
2000
The Cat’s Meow
Art Director
Director: Peter Bogdanivich
54th Locarno Film Festival 2001
Zero Film/Rialto Entertainment
feature film
The Policewoman
Director: Andreas Dresen
36. Adolf-Grimme-Preis 2001
Westdeutsche Universum for WDR
TV movie
1999
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
50th Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2000, Competition
Babelsberg Filmproduktion/Mitteldeutsches Filmkontor with MDR/arte
feature film
1998
Jew-Boy Levi nach dem Theaterstück von Thomas Strittmatter
Director: Didi Danquart
49. Berlinale 1999, Forum des jungen Films
Zero Film
feature film
1996
Changing Skins
Director: Andreas Dresen
Kineo Filmproduktion for ORB
TV movie
Fire of Love
Director: Hartmut Schoen
SWR
TV movie
1995
Tatort – Sleepless Nights
Director: Hartmut Schoen
SWR
TV movie
1994
My Unknown Husband
Director: Andreas Dresen
SWR for SWR/arte
TV movie
The Other Life of Mister Krein
Director: Andreas Dresen
Kineo Filmproduktion
TV movie
theatre works

1998 “Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti”, costume and stage design, Staatstheater Cottbus
dir. Andreas Dresen

1997 “Schmürz oder die Reichsgründung”, costume and stage design, TIF/Staatstheater Dresden
dir. Andrea Moses

1997 “Rasender Stillstand”, costume and stage design, TIF/Staatstheater Dresden
dir. Volker Metzler

other activities

photo exhibition “Plattenbau privat”
2015 Museum Lichtenberg, Berlin and Architecture Festival Make City Berlin 2015
2006 Kunsthaus Erfurt
2004 Goethe-Institut Prag
2003 Schaubühne, Berlin

2004 photo book “Plattenbau privat”, Nicolai Verlag

1993 “Der Sandmann”, stage set-up for video installation (art director). Withney Museum/DAAD
dir. Stan Douglas

Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush
(2020)
feature film, Pandora Film/Iskremas Filmproduktion/Cinéma Defacto with NDR/rbb/BR/arte
Director: Andreas Dresen
with Meltem Kaptan, Alexander Scheer
72nd Intl. Film Festival Berlin 2022, Competition
Next Door
(2019)
feature film, Amusementpark
Director: Daniel Brühl
with Daniel Brühl, Peter Kurth
71st Berlin Film Festival 2021, Competition
The Audition
(2018)
feature film, Idéale Audience/Lupa Film with ZDF/arte
Director: Ina Weisse
DoP: Judith Kaufmann
with Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, SerafinMishiev, Ilja Monti
Gundermann
(2017)
feature film, Pandora Film/Kineo Filmproduktion with rbb/arte
Director: Andreas Dresen
Co-Costume design:
with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Kathrin Angerer
German Film Award 2019 for Best Production Design
Stopped on Track
(2010)
feature film, Rommel Film with rbb/arte
Director: Andreas Dresen
Co-Costume design:
with Milan Peschel, Steffi Kühnert, Talisa Lilli Lemke
64th Film Festival de Cannes 2011, Un Certain Regard
Cloud 9
(2007)
feature film, Rommel Film
Director: Andreas Dresen
Co-Costume design:
with Ursula Werner, Horst Westphal
61st Film Festival de Cannes 2008, Un Certain Regard
Whiskey With Vodka
(2007)
feature film, Senator Film Produktion
Director: Andreas Dresen
Co-Costume design:
with Henry Hübchen, Corinna Harfouch, Sylvester Groth
44th Intl. Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2009
Grill Point
(2001)
feature film, Rommel Film
Director: Andreas Dresen
Co-Costume design:
with Axel Prahl, Steffi Kühnert, Thorsten Merten, Gabriela Maria Schmeide
52th Berlin Film Festival 2002, Competition
The Legend of Rita
(1999)
feature film, Babelsberg Filmproduktion/Mitteldeutsches Filmkontor with MDR/arte
Director: Volker Schlöndorff
with Bibiana Beglau, Nadja Uhl, Martin Wuttke
50th Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2000, Competition