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actress, directress & author

Saralisa Volm is an actress, filmmaker and author. She studied art history and philosophy. Since 2006 she has appeared as an actress in a wide variety of productions.


Among other things, she made several films with Klaus Lemke, where she also worked as AD and production assistant. In 2009 her film "Dancing with Devils" was awarded with the North German Film Prize for Best Television Film. In 2016 she appeared in "Shakespeares letzte Runde" (R: Achim Bornhak) on arte.


The development of her own projects became more and more important to her and so she founded her own production company POISON. With her company she produces her own films and cultural projects. In autumn 2014 the short film "Die Verwandlung" (directed by Igor Plischke) was created in cooperation with the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the Bayerischer Rundfunk. 


With "Fikkefuchs" (directed by Jan Henrik Stahlberg) Saralisa Volm realized her first feature film as lead producer, which the distributor Alamode brought to German cinemas in 2017. The movie opened the New German Cinema series of the Munich Film Festival and was nominated for the German Film Award 2018.


In 2016 she directed a music video for the band "Leather Report" for the first time. Her concept for the short film "Am Draht der Zeit" was awarded and financed by the FFF Bayern and premiered in March 2018.


Saralisa Volm also made a name for herself as an author. She wrote the books "Mamabeat" and "Puff! Splash! Bang! With 52 experiments through the year" and currently runs the project "365 imperfections" on Instagram.


In 2020, Saralisa Volm starred in Oskar Roehler's Fassbinder drama "Enfant Terrrible", which made it into the Cannes selection as well as opened the Filmfest Hamburg.

In 2021 Saralisa Volm shot her directorial debut "Schweigend steht der Wald" and is also working on her first documentary film.


At Berlianale 2022, "The silent Forest" will celebrate its festival premiere in the Perspective section.

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