Maria Brendle, Director & Writer

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ALA KACHUU - Take and Run 

A shortfilm about bridekidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, produced by Filmgerberei GmbH

was voted FILM OF THE YEAR by the attendees of the Producer’s Night in Los Angeles and got a nomination for the 94th Oscars®️ in the category BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM.


Vita (english)             

Maria Brendle is an award-winning director and scriptwriter based in Zurich, Switzerland. She received her bachelor’s degree in film from the Zurich University of the Arts and her master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience (aon) from the Academy of Neuroscience Cologne. Maria graduated from the 27th Drehbuchwerkstatt Munich. In 2022 she received an Academy Award® nomination. She works with a focus on women issues.


Vita (german)    

Maria Brendle absolvierte 2013 den Bachelor of Arts in Film an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste und 2020 den Master in cognitive neuroscience (aon) an der Academy of Neuroscience, Köln. Maria ist Absolventin der 27. Drehbuchwerkstatt München. Ihre Filme feierten zahlreiche internationale Festivalerfolge und wurden mehrfach ausgezeichnet. 2022 erhielt sie eine Academy Award® Nominierung in der Kategorie Best Live Action Shortfilm.