Lydia is an award winning director and writer from Germany.
She’s passionate about making films for broad audiences that are suitable for intergenerational co-viewing.
Lydias favourite genres are fantasy, comedy and coming-of-age.
Since 2016, when she graduated successfully from the well-known Bournemouth Film School (BFS) in England with a degree in directing, Lydia has worked as a director and writer for TV in Germany.
From 2016-2020 Lydia wrote and directed 5 award winning children short films for television. These productions emerged from a cooperation of EBU, BBC, ARD and Kika and are part of the EBU Childrens Drama Exchange. They where screened on TV in CBBC, ARD, Kika and more then six other countries and channels.
Since then Lydia has worked as a director for the two most successful and popular children’s TV-Series in Germany:
2020-2022 she directed 16 Episodes for the series “Schloss Einstein” about the life of kids at a boarding school;
2021-2023 she directed 13 episodes for the series “Die Pfefferkörner” about a group of young detectives in Hamburg. Lydia is the youngest director to have worked for them in the 20 years the production has been running.
In autumn 2022 Lydia was invited as a juror for the BAFTA for Children and Young People in the category direction.
In 2023 Lydia had her successful prime time premier by directing 3 episodes for the crime series Soko Leipzig (Leipzig Homicide).
Currently she develops a post-apocalyptic children- and youth series with the title “Rust City”. Lydia lives in Berlin.
What Lydia loves to watch: Movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy Troop Zero Jojo Rabbit Little Miss Sunshine Thelma and Louise Mommy Suffragette Leon - the Professional TV-Series: Dickinson Vikings A Handmaids Tale Siren Sense8 The Queens Gambit Anne with an E GLOW
2021 "the wolf pack" / WINNER best live action short film /
38th Chicago International Children's Film Festival
2021 "the wolf pack" / WINNER best comedy short /
18th San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
2021 "the wolf pack" / WINNER best children's short film /
36th ALPINALE Short Film Festival
2020 "Grandmas secret" / WINNER best family short film /
17th San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
2020 "Grandmas secret" / WINNER gold /
15th CHINH India Kids Film Festival
2019 "Isabels treasure" / WINNER best live action short /
10th Festival Internacional de Cine y Audiovisual
Infantil y Juvenil
2019 "Isabels treasure" / WINNER bronze /
14th CHINH India Kids Film Festival
2017 "spin the bottle" / WINNER best live action short /
8th Festival Internacional de Cine y Audiovisual
Infantil y Juvenil