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Malte Roeper

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Malte Roeper
WRITER / DIRECTOR / DRAMATURGICAL ADVISOR

Specialist areas:
Outdoor and mountaineering films,
Dramaturgical development in documentaries

Born 1962 in Bad Schwartau

Previous jobs include dock worker, window cleaner, advertising copywriter etc.

Studied history and geography in Freiburg i. Br.

Freelance writer since 1996

Working for the Bayerisches Fernsehen television company since 1999

Three children

EXTREME MOUNTAINEERING including the north face of the Eiger solo


Lust for adventure means giving a big Yes to life and a small No to
society.
Georg Seeßlen, Grundlagen des populären Films


Grand Capuccin on the Flagrant Delire (ED+, 6a/A4), first winter ascent

Main routes:
Les Droites, north face
   First ascent: “Maria Callas Memorial” ED+
Graustock, north face
   First ascent “Schwarzwaldklinik” ED+
– Nevado Cayesh, west face
   First ascent “Daheim sterben d’Leut” TD+
   (Cordillera Blanca, Peru)

Solo
Eiger, north face, Heckmair route ED-, first German solo ascent

View deep down from face height of 900m


Piz Badile, Cassin route TD

Point Lachenal, Contamine route TD+, 6b


In 1974: the beginnings, in 1997 the last great venture: first winter ascent of the Direttissima Gabarrou/Silvy on the Aiguille Sans Nom (Mont Blanc region). In between, 50 routes in the Mont Blanc region, including 15 winter ascents and first ascents in the most exciting two decades that mountaineering has ever experienced.

Hasn’t stopped climbing yet. Up to 7b.



FILMOGRAPHY

1995/96 awarded scholarship for the Screenplay Department of Munich Filmschool

Gag writer for RTL-Samstag-Nacht (for Olli Dittrich, among others)

Working for the Bayerische Fernsehen TV station since 1999

WEST FACE (WESTWAND)
Screenplay for Bavaria Film

THE ROSENHEIM COPS (DIE ROSENHEIM-COPS)
Crime series, ZDF, screenplays for two episodes

A STEEP WORLD (STEILE WELT)
Concept for a television series for Endemol Filmproduktion
(co-written by Benedikt Röskau)

THE GODS TAKE EARLY WHOMEVER THEY LOVE
The short life of the climber Wolfgang Güllich (45 mins)

JUNG STIRBT, WEN DIE GÖETTER LIEBEN
Das kurze Leben des Kletterers Wolfgang Güllich

Writing and direction, documentary, Bayerisches Fernsehen
Won first prize in the Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival;
for the main prize in the International Mountain
and Adventure Film Festival in Graz
Available from Amazon



THE ALPS (DIE ALPEN)
A journey through Bavarian Africa (45 mins)
Writing and direction written and directed, science film, Bayerisches Fernsehen
Award for the best landscape film
Tegernsee International Mountain Film Festival

CLIMBING AT THE Edge (KLETTERN AM LIMIT)
The Huberbuam (45 min)
Writing and direction, documentary, Bayerisches Fernsehen
Kamera Alpin in Gold
International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival in Graz




THE AVALANCHE (DIE LAWINE)
Screenplay for a fiction film; Bayerisches Fernsehen / ORF

Living with avalanches
Writing and direction documentary (45 mins), Bayerisches Fernsehen



RORAIMA – CLIMBING THE LOST WORLD
(with co-authors, cinema film) - Trailer at Kino-Zeit

PUBLICATIONS

GOING ASTRAY (AUF ABWEGEN)
Adventure accounts
Available from Amazon

SPORT MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS (SPORTKLETTERN IN DEN ALPEN)
Photography and text book; awarded the Italian mountaineering book prize, the ITAS
Available from Amazon

THE BAVARIAN ALPS (BAVARISCHE ALPEN)
Pictorial book (as publisher)
Available from Amazon

WEST FACE (WESTWAND)
Novel
Available from Amazon

KIDS OUTSIDE! (KINDER RAUS!)
An appropriate way of living for little Homo sapiens
Available from Amazon

SÜDDEUTSCHEZEITUNG, SZ-MAGAZIN, TAZ, ZEIT
Editorial articles

DRAMATURGY

A film is a story in pictures
This means we need to know what story we wish to tell. Otherwise even the most powerful images will be of little consequence.



Thanks to a screenplay scholarship at the Munich Film School (Filmhochschule München), I was able to study cinematic dramaturgy / of fiction film under Hartmut Grund, the creator of the famous Crime series SCHIMANSKI.

My first three documentaries earned a hat trick of prizes, even though I understood little of all the technology involved. But I knew exactly which stories I wanted to tell.

Rooted in my thorough theoretical training and years of experience as a director, I gradually began to specialise in the field of dramaturgy in documentary formats:

Who is the protagonist? What is his or her goal? What is their personal individual motivation that keeps him or her going? Can the viewer appreciate this motivation emotionally to allow him to follow the protagonist on his quest?
Having answered these fundamental questions we are able to deduce the images that we will need to tell our story. What music supports these images? What further stylistic devices are required as a result?

This applies as much to a short Internet video as it does to the narrative of a ninety minute cinema film. Professional consultancy will improve the chances of any production’s success, whether it relates to developing product and story, the screenplay and/or the editing. Moreover, it reduces the costs of production – when you know what you need then you also know what you don’t need and won’t be wasting your shooting days on redundant footage.

Client dramaturgy and story development:
Red Bull Media House
Planet Talk


CONTACT / LEGAL

Responsible for content of site:
Malte Roeper
Stadtplatz 9
83278 Traunstein, Germany

Tel+49.861.7069591
Mobil+49.170.3104132
Mailmalte@malteroeper.de

TAX NO.:163 / 263 / 50358
VAT REG. NO:DE 230578705

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Murner Wagner

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