Johannes Repka

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Biography

After having studied guitar and composition in Mannheim and Weimar, Berlin-based Johannes Repka obtained postgraduate composition and arrangement degrees and graduated at the Film and Television University Konrad Wolf (HFF) in Potsdam-Babelsberg in Film Music.

Prior to his studies in Film Music, Johannes Repka already worked on successful film productions such as the international coproduction Return of the Storks which was among the national nominees of the Oscar Academy Awards 2008. Furthermore, Repka received the Franz-Grothe-Prize for the best up-and-coming film composer in 2011 and wrote the score for the highly praised feature film Die Kriegerin (Combat Girls) by David Wnendt, which received international and German awards, among them the German Film Award in diverse categories in 2012. In 2014, Repka was nominated for the German Film Music Award as well as for the Peer Raben Music Award for his score for Erik Schmitt’s short film Forever Over whose latest short film Berlin Metanoia with a score by Repka was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival 2016. Johannes Repka received the Czech Film Award 2016 for his score for Schmitke, directed by Štepán Altrichter and was nominated for the German Film Awards 2017 for his score for Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Timm Thaler.

Besides working for film, TV productions and theatre, Johannes Repka regularly works as guitar player and orchestrator, amongst others for the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester (DSO) and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.


Film

Hanni & Nanni: Mehr als beste Freunde, 2017
Director: Isabell Šuba

Timm Thaler, 2016
Director: Andreas Dresen
Nominated for the German Film Awards 2017 for Best Music

Seitenwechsel, 2015
Director: Vivian Naefe

Schmitke, 2014
Director: Štepán Altrichter
Czech Film Award 2016 for Best Music

With Love from Madagascar, 2013
Director: K. Prühl/ K. Harden
adventure documentary

Combat Girls, 2010
Director: David Wnendt
3x LOLA - German Film Prize 2012

Did Michael Knight end the cold war?, 2009
Director: Štepán Altrichter

Glioblastom, 2008
Director: Axel Ranisch
Up and Coming 2009; Achtung Berlin 2009

The Return of the Storks, 2007
Director: Martin Repka
National Nominee Oscar Academy Awards 2008


TV

Alibi Agentur, 2014
Director: Erik Schmitt
ZDF TV-pilot

Die kleine Meerjungfrau, 2013
Director: Irina Popow
ZDF fairytale movie

Hannah und Einer von uns, 2012
Director: Carsten Fiebeler
KIKA

Aleyna - Little Miss Neukölln, 2010
Director: Štepán Altrichter
KIKA, documentary

Versteckspiele, 2008
Director: Martin Repka
ČTV drama

Kleine Lichter, 2007
Director: David Wnendt
ARTE drama 


SHORT FILMS

Kleptomami, 2017
Director: Pola Beck

Berlin Metanoia, 2015
Director: Erik Schmitt
Berlin International Film Festival 2016

Wenn Spatzen schmatzen, 2015
Director: Elisa Klement

L-Liebe, 2014
Director: Tanja Bubbel
Winner Backup Festival Weimar

Forever Over, 2014
Director: Erik Schmitt
Audience Award Corto Circuito Santiago de Compostela
Jury Prize and Audience Award Competition, European Short Film Festival Cologne

Telekommando, 2014
Director: Erik Schmitt
Cannes 2014

Topper gibt nicht auf, 2010
Director: Félix Koch
3D-Fiction

Ravioli Ritter, 2009
Director: Félix Koch
adventure comedy

Die kleine dicke Meernixe, 2008
Director: Axel Ranisch
trailer

Chicken Wings, 2008
Director: Pauline Kortmann
Award: Goldener Spatz Erfurt

Das letzte Mahl, 2000
Director: Martin Repka
ARTE; Nomination International Filmmusic Biennial Bonn 2001

FILMSCORE

TIMM THALER

Director: Andreas Dresen
Music: Johannes Repka

Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen (Timm Thaler or Laughter for Sale) tells the story of a boy who trades his enchanting laughter to a wealthy Baron in exchange for the ability to win any bet he makes. Regretting the exchange, he undertakes a four-year journey to win his laughter back.

Johannes Repka's score for Andreas Dresen’s adaptation of James Krüss’ 1962 published socially critical novel has been nominated for the German Film Awards 2017 in the category Best Film Music.

 

SCORE FOR SHORT FILM

KLEPTOMAMI

Director: Pola Beck
Music: Johannes Repka

Lucy is fed up with performing as a perfect mother and is feeling restless. When a store detective searches her buggy, he finds more than he could have ever imagined. A film about the absurdities of being a mother nowadays.

Premiere: Hof International Film Festival 2017


SCORE FOR SHORT FILM

BERLIN METANOIA

Director: Erik Schmitt
Music: Johannes Repka

A bear escapes and a whole city goes mad: While all citizens go about their absurd everyday-activities, a bear has managed to free itself from its kennel. Meanwhile Kore has a completely different problem: The shadows of her past are haunting her - shadows she cannot get rid of. There is simply no way out: she needs to face her most grueling fear.

Berlin Metanoia was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival 2016.