Robert Dornhelm

Director, Documentarian
A documentarian who turned to feature film directing, Robert Dornhelm won notice for his first motion picture, the English-language independent "Echo Park" (1985), which was the official US selection for the Venice ... Read more »
Born: 12/17/1947 in Hungary

Filmography

Director (22)

The Crown Prince 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

La Boheme 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ten Commandments (ABC) 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Director

Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Director

Into the West 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Spartacus 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Sins Of The Father 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Director

The Break 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

The Venice Project 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Der Unfisch 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Requiem Fur Dominic 1991 (Movie)

(Director)

Cold Feet 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Echo Park 1986 (Movie)

(Director)

Digital Dreams 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

She Dances Alone 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

The Children of Theatre Street 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

RFK (TV Show)

Director

Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (TV Show)

Director

Sins of the Father (Movie)

(Director)

Suburban Madness (TV Show)

Director
Producer (2)

Digital Dreams 1983 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Children of Theatre Street 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

La Boheme 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A documentarian who turned to feature film directing, Robert Dornhelm won notice for his first motion picture, the English-language independent "Echo Park" (1985), which was the official US selection for the Venice, London and Deauville Film Festivals. The story of a writer (Tom Hulce) who boards in the apartment of a single mother (Susan Dey) and her son in a decaying L.A. neighborhood, "Echo Park" anticipated the rise of independent feature films in the USA. Dornhelm followed with "Cold Feet" (1989), the story of three renegades in Montana who try to become king of the hill.

EDUCATION

University of Vienna

Milestones

2002

Directed the critically-acclaimed TV-movie "Sins of the Father" (FX)

2002

Served as director of the FX biopic "RFK", about Robert F. Kennedy

2001

Helmed the ABC miniseries "Anne Frank"; received Emmy nomination

1999

Shot "The Venice Project" in June; film premiered in September at the Venice Film Festival

1997

Directed "A Further Gesture"

1993

Directed TV-movie "Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald" (NBC)

1989

Made second feature film, "Cold Feet"

1985

Directed first feature film, "Echo Park"

1982

Helmed short film comedy, "Rearranged"; featured return to acting by Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco); left unfinished at her death

1980

Earned critical praise for the documentary "She Dances Alone", about Kyra Nijinsky

1977

Directed documentary "The Children of Theatre Street", narrated by HRH Princess Grace of Monaco; earned Oscar nomination

1975

Won the Straatpreis, the highest award in Austria for film

1960

Emigrated to Austria and attended film school

Raised in Romania

Made more than 80 documentaries for Austrian TV

Born in Hungary

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