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Urs
Urs Schnell
Filmmaker / Producer

Urs Schnell is an award-winning Swiss director/producer of non-fiction films. His feature length documentary BOTTLED LIFE (2012) has won several prizes worldwide and is still regularly screening on TV today. His TV-documentary BOYS ON THE HILL won the Bern TV-awards. Born in 1951, Urs graduated from the University of Bern (lic.phil.hist. MA). In 1981 co-founded the private local Radio Förderband. From 1993 he worked for Swiss TV. Freelance journalist and filmmaker in St. Petersburg, Paris and Barcelona. 2006 co-founder of the Bern-based production company DokLab.

Filmography

in progress
documentary
CH, 4K, 60 Min.
Producer
2017
feature documentary
CH, HD/2K
Producer
2015
cinema-documentary
84 min. HD/2K, CH
Producer
2012
Bottled Life - Nestlé's Business with Water
Documentary, HDCam, 90 min.
Director, Co-Author, Executive Producer
2008
Documentary
CH, DigiBeta
Director, Author
2006
Documentary
HD, CH/Eritrea
Writer, Director
2004
Documentary
DigiBeta 16:9, CH
Writer, Director
2002
L’Homme Empereur
Documentary
DigiBeta 4:3, France
Director, Co-Author
2001
Documentary
Director, Author
1995
Protsess idiot – young people in St. Petersburg
Short Docu
Director, Author
1994
Liederliche Nächte – Impressionen von den Berner Songtagen
Documentary
Beta SP, 30 Min.
Producer/Director
1993
Spurensuche im Altaj
Documented Journey
Beta SP, 30 Min.
Producer/Director
1992
Kopfvoran – Aus der Geschichte eines etwas anderen Lokalradios.
Book
Verlag Maxmedia, Bern
1983
Inselträume – Literatur aus der Südsee.
Book
In: drehpunkt. Die Schweizer Literaturzeitschrift. Lenos Verlag, Basel
1979+
Grössere Publikationen für Berner Zeitung, Tages-Anzeiger, Weltwoche, Cash, Facts, Der Bund
Rückkehr eines Geheimagenten
TV-Story
Lost African can’t swim
TV-Story
Der Einsiedler vom Frutigtal
TV-Story
La Diréctrice Nestlé
TV-Story
Bertarellis Schiffbruch
TV-Story
Der Versicherungsverkäufer
TV-Story
Die Arbeits-Helden aus dem Eggiwil
TV-Story
Die Rückkehr des Daniel Cohn-Bendit
TV-Story
Korsika brennt
TV-Story
Gay Pride im Aprikosenland
TV-Story