Christian Alexander Rogler
Christian combines 30 years of professional life as an actor with producing for theatre, film and visual arts. His experience encompasses a background in analogue photography and film since the beginning of the 90s, where he ran a cinema himself, while working as a projectionist. Always fascinated by the haptic work with cinematic film material, he studied the effect of the projection on himself and the visitors. He then got also "infected" by a great passion for theatre. Christian worked in all major theatres in Munich, in the lighting department as well as on stage with first small roles, before enrolling at acting school in Munich.
More than 60 film-, tv- and stage productions followed, in both Germany and internationally.
Today, his main focus lies on a multidisciplinary approach to the possibilities of translating and transferring theatrical and factual content into digital forms on the Internet.
His human rights film and installation project "I wanted to live" is currently nominated for the St. Leopold Peace Prize for Humanitarian Engagement in Art 2020 donated by Stift Klosterneuburg in Austria, where it will be exhibited in a 8-month large scale exhibition in 2020. Since its premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, the acclaimed project has been touring to festivals in Europe and beyond, such as the International Human Rights Film Festival thishumanworld in Vienna, or the Karama Human Rights Film Festival in Amman, Jordan in December.
With the German-Danish group "Superbohemians" founded by him and Greta Amend in 2015, he realizes cross-art-form projects between theater, performing arts and film. He is successful as a portrait photographer for artists and as a cameraman for the Superbohemians.
University of Music and Theatre Munich (guest auditor stage direction)
Schauspiel München, state-approved vocational school
Camera acting with Prof. Andrej Mellin, HFF Munich
Energizing The Actor Masterclasses with Greta Amend, also co-producer in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway
Hands on Actors, Mark Travis, Filmwerkstatt Munich
Advanced training at isff, and certification as film and television producer Fiction, IHK Berlin
National Danish Film School - Postgraduate Masterclasses for Actors and Directors
International Trainers' and Directors' Colloquium at World Theatre Training Institute AKT-Zent
Masterschool Script Berlin - Author for Film & TV
CV- Professional artistic background:
state theatre at Gärtnerplatz, cabaret, sailor, etc. small roles
Actor in over 50 national and international film and television productions
Numerous theatre productions as an actor in the independent scene in Munich, Theater im Feierwerk, Theater 44, Muffathalle, FTM
Voice-over-artist in over 100 documentaries for arte, zdf, ard
Voice-over-artist in radio plays for Deutschlandradio
actor in the comedy "L´uoma, la bestia e la virtu" at the Bayrischer Hof Theatre, Munich, and tour through Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Foundation of the Embassy of Performing Arts in Berlin, together with Greta Amend
Co-producer of the 1st public audition (audition as a performance) with Greta Amend
Co-producer of the performance "Misunderstandings" at the Museum for Communication Berlin with 50 actors*.
Acting pedagogical work with students from Berlin high schools and trainees of the Annedore-von-Leber-Foundation Berlin in the seminar "The self-confident performance".
Festival producer of the 48 Hour Film Project Berlin, with 600 participants in 50 film teams, prize for "Best 48 Hour Film 2009" went to a Berlin team, awarded in Las Vegas by Jason Reitman (Up in the air). Responsible for the complete organization, sponsor finding, jury, press, financial wrap up, evening direction, etc.
Co-producer of the Actors Roundtable, Berlin Symposium for Actors
Performer in a 9-month, daily performance in the exhibition "Rumours" in the Museum of Communication, Berlin under the artistic direction of Greta Amend
Adaptation and lead role in Dostoevsky's "White Nights" at the Theater an der Glocksee, Hanover
Works as a photographer (street art, under a pseudonym) with exhibitions in Berlin, Norway, Spain, Brazil. Publications in numerous online print media.
Co-producer of the Chekhov-Research-Project for actors and directors "The Year Of The Seagull" in Berlin and Copenhagen, supported by the Danish Actors' Association, Amfiteatret Copenhagen and Danish Film Institute
Foundation of the Superbohemians, together with Greta Amend
Co-producer and actor in "Chekhov Revisited", a co-production with Teater Neo, Randers, Denmark, supported by the Cultural Fund of the Municipality of Randers
actor and co-producer of the Superbohemians production "Chekhov On The Road", web series with international cast
Co-producer of a masterclass for directors and actors in Oslo, Norway, Norsk Skuespillersenter.
Direction, production and distribution of the long-term human rights film project "I WANTED TO LIVE", nomination for the St. Leopold Peace Prize for Humanitarian Engagement in the Arts 2020, participation in exhibitions and numerous Human Rights Film Festivals around the world. Ongoing.
Further professional experience:
Cinema director in Berlin and Munich, programme director for film festivals, staff member of the Berlinale, Filmfest München, Cartoon Movie Festival, berlinbeta - Festival for Digital Media, Business and Culture; staff member of the British Council at the European Film Market; young actors, stage technicians and lighting technicians at the Münchner Kammerspiele, Residenztheater, Marstalltheater, Prinzregententheater; freelance portrait photographer for artists, especially actors.