Curriculum Vitae by Christof Wolf, S.J.

Education and Training

 

1987 - 1990 Vocational training as carpenter and stage-technician at the City Theater Chemnitz, Germany

 

1990 - 1993 College preparatory school “Norbertinum” in Magdeburg, Germany

 

1993 Joined the Jesuits

 

1997 B.A. in Philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy, Germany

 

1998  Interim Exam in Dramaturgy at the LMU and the Munich Academy of Theater, Germany

 

2000 M.A. in Dramaturgy at the Graduate School of Dramaturgy at the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre, Germany

 

2004 B.A. in Theology for Ministry at Heythrop College - University of London, United Kingdom

 

2004 Ordination to priesthood in Berlin, Germany

 

2006 Graduated from the New York Film Academy for the “One Year Program: “Cinematography and Film Production”

 

 

Teaching, Professional Memberships and Activities   ^

 

 

 

2000 - 2001 Teaching Religion at Canisius College, Berlin

 

2001 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Cyber movies as of understanding contemporary human existence. Introduction in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (Kubrik), ‘Solaris’ (Tarkowskij) and film analysis of ‘The Matrix’ (Wachowski Bros.), ‘eXistenZ’ (Cronenberg) and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (Oshii)”.

 

2002 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “In Dialog with the Public: Internet/Intranet”.

 

 

 

2004 - 2005 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Ideals and Reality of Education in Movies”.

 

of young people from around the world, Cologne, Germany

 

 

2006 Workshop „Spirituality and Film“, Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA

 

2006 Member of the SIGNIS Jury at the 54. International Filmfestival Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain

 

 

2009 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Dreamlike Films. Psychoanalytical Film-theory”

 

 

2010/2011 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy “Cultural Approaches to Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Fictional Films”

 

 

 

 

2012/2013 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy “Cultural Approaches to Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Non-Fictional Films”

 

 

 

2014 Member of the SIGNIS Jury at the X. International Catholic Festival of Christian Documentary and TV Programs “Magnificat”, Minsk, Hlybokaye, Belarus

 

2014/2015 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Fictional Films by Muslim Filmmakers”

 

 

2015 Member of the Jury for the Award: “Leipziger Ring” and member of the Ecumenical SIGNIS Jury at the 58th International Leipzig Festival for Animated and Documentary Film – DOK Leipzig

 

 

2016/2017 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Wachowski’s Film Universe. Salvation in science fiction films or why Jupiter Jones cleans toilets with great joy”

 

 

2018/2019 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “True Grit. Passion and persistence for long-term life goals in films”

 

 

2019/2020 Lecturer at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Faculty of Social Sciences Rome, seminar: “Film-Production. From the idea to the completed film”

 

 

2020/2021 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Consciousness - Dream - Reality: The New Metaphysical Film. Works by Linklater, Phang and Oshii”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 “The Angel of Dachau” 71’ (Producer/Director), Audiobook about Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig CMM published on September 24, 2016, at his day of beatification

 

 

 

 

2012 “The 11th Day. The Survivors of Munich 1972”. 52’ HD, (DP, Second Unit), Biography Channel.

 

 

2011/2012 “Challenging Churchill” 90’, ZDF/ARTE, Producer and Director for 25 minutes of Animatics, which deals with Churchill’s role in the fate of Poland during WW II.

 

2010 “The Labyrinth. The Testimony of Marian Kolodziej.” 37’ HD, Documentary. USA, Germany, Associate Producer, Camera Operator, Still Photographer. Film Festivals / Awards: World Premiere on August 13th, 2010 at the International Documentary Association’s 14th Annual DocuWeeks™ Shorts 2010 Theatrical Documentary Showcase, Hollywood, CA. 2010 Redemptive Storytelling Award from the Redemptive Film Festival (Newport News, VA), Official Selection: 2010 Boston Film Festival, the 2010 Polish Film Festival of America (Los Angeles), the 2010 Plus Camerimage Film Festival (Poland), the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival; the 2011 Boulder International Film Festival (Boulder, CO); the 2011 Peace on Earth Film Festival (Chicago, IL); the John Paul II Film Festival (Miami FL), the 13th Annual Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival 2011 (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2011 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.

 

2010 “East of Berlin.” 13’ HD, Documentary, USA, Germany. Executive Producer. Film Festivals /Awards: 2011 Heartland Film Festival, 2012 BEA Festival of Media Arts (Best of Festival Award), 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, EuroAsia Shorts 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 “Letter to Ann”. 6’16” 16mm, Short film, written & directed

 

2005 “Walking in My Shoes”. 3’45” 16mm, Music film, filmed, produced & directed

 

2005 “OIII C - Fictional Biographies”. 45’ DVCam, Short film, filmed, produced & directed

 

 

 

2000 “The Monster of the Sea”. 10’28” DVCam, Commissioned by the City Markkleeberg for the Expo2000. (director Friederike Köpf). A performance with video about brown coal/open-cast mining/sea of Cospuden, filmed, produced & directed

 

2000 “Taxi Driver <remake>”. 04’30” DVCam, Short film, sound, digital editing, director

 

1999 “International Actors Workshop”. 10’50” DVCam, Documentary about the four actors from Germany, four actors from Chile and four actors from India debate the “Hamletmaschine” (hamlet machine) by Heiner Müller) on the 8th theatre festival in Meiningen (director Alexander Stillmark). A video production of the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre, camera, sound, digital editing, assistant director

 

Theater   ^

 

2001 “The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other” a drama by Peter Handke. Canisius College Berlin, director

 

1999 “From Russia With Love, Demetrius” a drama according to Friedrich Schiller’s fragment “Demetrius”, at [kampnagel] Hamburg, writer and art director

 

1998 “Risen From the Myths. Madonna - Meinhof - Medea. The Other Knowledge. Three Women in Discourse”. Stage reading with music and video installation: Madonna “Like a Prayer” on the fall of literature in Leipzig. Music hall of University of Music and Theatre Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, script & video

 

1998 “Evening Greeting - or Heaven and Hell on the Sidewalk” a drama by Dominik Finkelde. Parish hall in St. Martin Leipzig, director

 

1997 “Penthesilea” a drama by Heinrich von Kleist, project for the Institute of Theatre (ITW). Stage at ITW, Munich, actor (roles: captain, messenger, choir)

 

1997 “Cheated Cheats - Uncovered Crimes. Demetrius or the Marriage of Blood in Moscow” stage reading of Friedrich Schiller’s at the IX. International Schiller Festival. Stage A, National Theatre Mannheim, script, stage reader

 

Publications   ^

 

Books

 

 

 

 

 

- 2002. Between Illusion and Reality. The Wachowski Brothers’ "Matrix" as Cinematic Critique of the Digital World. (Zwischen Illusion und Wirklichkeit. Wachowskis Matrix als filmische Auseinandersetzung mit der digitalen Welt)Beiträge zur Medienästhetik und Mediengeschichte Bd. 14. Lit Verlag 2002, 123p.

Articles   ^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- 2002. Between Illusion and Reality. The Wachowski Brothers’ Matrix as Cinematic Critique of the Digital World (Zwischen Illusion und Wirklichkeit. Wachowskis Matrix als filmische Auseinandersetzung mit der digitalen Welt). Beitraege zur Medienaesthetik und Mediengeschichte Bd. 14. Lit Verlag 2002, 123p.

 

 

 

Book Reviews   ^

 

- 2002. Triumpfus Divi Michaelis. The Triumpf of Saint Michael (Triumpfus Divi Michaelis. Triumpf des Heiligen Michael). Einleitung, Übersetzung und Text, Kommentar. Hrsg. von Barbara Bauer und Jürgen Leonardt. (Jesuitica Bd. 2). in: Geist und Leben 3/2002, 237-238.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae by Christof Wolf, S.J.

Education and Training

 

1987 - 1990 Vocational training as carpenter and stage-technician at the City Theater Chemnitz, Germany

 

1990 - 1993 College preparatory school “Norbertinum” in Magdeburg, Germany

 

1993 Joined the Jesuits

 

1997 B.A. in Philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy, Germany

 

1998 Interim Exam in Dramaturgy at the LMU and the Munich Academy of Theater, Germany

 

2000 M.A. in Dramaturgy at the Graduate School of Dramaturgy at the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre, Germany

 

2004 B.A. in Theology for Ministry at Heythrop College - University of London, United Kingdom

 

2004 Ordination to priesthood in Berlin, Germany

 

2006 Graduated from the New York Film Academy for the “One Year Program: “Cinematography and Film Production”

 

 

Teaching, Professional Memberships and Activities   ^

 

 

 

2000 - 2001 Teaching Religion at Canisius College, Berlin

 

2001 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Cyber movies as of understanding contemporary human existence. Introduction in ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ (Kubrik), ‘Solaris’ (Tarkowskij) and film analysis of ‘The Matrix’ (Wachowski Bros.), ‘eXistenZ’ (Cronenberg) and ‘Ghost in the Shell’ (Oshii)”.

 

2002 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “In Dialog with the Public: Internet/Intranet”.

 

 

 

2004 - 2005 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Ideals and Reality of Education in Movies”.

 

of young people from around the world, Cologne, Germany

 

 

2006 Workshop „Spirituality and Film“, Fairfield University, Connecticut, USA

 

2006 Member of the SIGNIS Jury at the 54. International Filmfestival Donostia, San Sebastian, Spain

 

 

2009 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy, seminar: “Dreamlike Films. Psychoanalytical Film-theory”

 

 

2010/2011 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy “Cultural Approaches to Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Fictional Films”

 

 

 

 

2012/2013 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy “Cultural Approaches to Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Non-Fictional Films”

 

 

 

2014 Member of the SIGNIS Jury at the X. International Catholic Festival of Christian Documentary and TV Programs “Magnificat”, Minsk, Hlybokaye, Belarus

 

2014/2015 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Spirituality in Fictional Films by Muslim Filmmakers”

 

 

2015 Member of the Jury for the Award: “Leipziger Ring” and member of the Ecumenical SIGNIS Jury at the 58th International Leipzig Festival for Animated and Documentary Film – DOK Leipzig

 

 

2016/2017 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Wachowski’s Film Universe. Salvation in science fiction films or why Jupiter Jones cleans toilets with great joy”

 

 

2018/2019 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “True Grit. Passion and persistence for long-term life goals in films”

 

 

2019/2020 Lecturer at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Faculty of Social Sciences Rome, seminar: “Film-Production. From the idea to the completed film”

 

 

2020/2021 Lecturer at the Munich School of Philosophy for “Culture, Art and Religion”, seminar: “Consciousness - Dream - Reality: The New Metaphysical Film. Works by Linklater, Phang and Oshii”

 

Filmography   ^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 “The Angel of Dachau” 71’ (Producer/Director), Audiobook about Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig CMM published on September 24, 2016, at his day of beatification

 

 

 

 

2012 “The 11th Day. The Survivors of Munich 1972”. 52’ HD, (DP, Second Unit), Biography Channel.

 

 

2011/2012 “Challenging Churchill” 90’, ZDF/ARTE, Producer and Director for 25 minutes of Animatics, which deals with Churchill’s role in the fate of Poland during WW II.

 

2010 “The Labyrinth. The Testimony of Marian Kolodziej.” 37’ HD, Documentary. USA, Germany, Associate Producer, Camera Operator, Still Photographer. Film Festivals / Awards: World Premiere on August 13th, 2010 at the International Documentary Association’s 14th Annual DocuWeeks™ Shorts 2010 Theatrical Documentary Showcase, Hollywood, CA. 2010 Redemptive Storytelling Award from the Redemptive Film Festival (Newport News, VA), Official Selection: 2010 Boston Film Festival, the 2010 Polish Film Festival of America (Los Angeles), the 2010 Plus Camerimage Film Festival (Poland), the 2011 Santa Barbara International Film Festival; the 2011 Boulder International Film Festival (Boulder, CO); the 2011 Peace on Earth Film Festival (Chicago, IL); the John Paul II Film Festival (Miami FL), the 13th Annual Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival 2011 (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2011 Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.

 

2010 “East of Berlin.” 13’ HD, Documentary, USA, Germany. Executive Producer. Film Festivals /Awards: 2011 Heartland Film Festival, 2012 BEA Festival of Media Arts (Best of Festival Award), 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, EuroAsia Shorts 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006 “Letter to Ann”. 6’16” 16mm, Short film, written & directed

 

2005 “Walking in My Shoes”. 3’45” 16mm, Music film, filmed, produced & directed

 

2005 “OIII C - Fictional Biographies”. 45’ DVCam, Short film, filmed, produced & directed

 

 

 

2000 “The Monster of the Sea”. 10’28” DVCam, Commissioned by the City Markkleeberg for the Expo2000. (director Friederike Köpf). A performance with video about brown coal/open-cast mining/sea of Cospuden, filmed, produced & directed

 

2000 “Taxi Driver <remake>”. 04’30” DVCam, Short film, sound, digital editing, director

 

1999 “International Actors Workshop”. 10’50” DVCam, Documentary about the four actors from Germany, four actors from Chile and four actors from India debate the “Hamletmaschine” (hamlet machine) by Heiner Müller) on the 8th theatre festival in Meiningen (director Alexander Stillmark). A video production of the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre, camera, sound, digital editing, assistant director

 

Theater   ^

 

2001 “The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other” a drama by Peter Handke. Canisius College Berlin, director

 

1999 “From Russia With Love, Demetrius” a drama according to Friedrich Schiller’s fragment “Demetrius”, at [kampnagel] Hamburg, writer and art director

 

1998 “Risen From the Myths. Madonna - Meinhof - Medea. The Other Knowledge. Three Women in Discourse”. Stage reading with music and video installation: Madonna “Like a Prayer” on the fall of literature in Leipzig. Music hall of University of Music and Theatre Leipzig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, script & video

 

1998 “Evening Greeting - or Heaven and Hell on the Sidewalk” a drama by Dominik Finkelde. Parish hall in St. Martin Leipzig, director

 

1997 “Penthesilea” a drama by Heinrich von Kleist, project for the Institute of Theatre (ITW). Stage at ITW, Munich, actor (roles: captain, messenger, choir)

 

1997 “Cheated Cheats - Uncovered Crimes. Demetrius or the Marriage of Blood in Moscow” stage reading of Friedrich Schiller’s at the IX. International Schiller Festival. Stage A, National Theatre Mannheim, script, stage reader

 

Publications   ^

 

Books

 

 

 

 

 

- 2002. Between Illusion and Reality. The Wachowski Brothers’ "Matrix" as Cinematic Critique of the Digital World. (Zwischen Illusion und Wirklichkeit. Wachowskis Matrix als filmische Auseinandersetzung mit der digitalen Welt)Beiträge zur Medienästhetik und Mediengeschichte Bd. 14. Lit Verlag 2002, 123p.

 

Articles   ^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- 2002. Between Illusion and Reality. The Wachowski Brothers’ Matrix as Cinematic Critique of the Digital World (Zwischen Illusion und Wirklichkeit. Wachowskis Matrix als filmische Auseinandersetzung mit der digitalen Welt). Beitraege zur Medienaesthetik und Mediengeschichte Bd. 14. Lit Verlag 2002, 123p.

 

 

 

Book Reviews   ^

 

- 2002. Triumpfus Divi Michaelis. The Triumpf of Saint Michael (Triumpfus Divi Michaelis. Triumpf des Heiligen Michael). Einleitung, Übersetzung und Text, Kommentar. Hrsg. von Barbara Bauer und Jürgen Leonardt. (Jesuitica Bd. 2). in: Geist und Leben 3/2002, 237-238.