Sönke Wortmann (*1959) is an internationally renowned film director and producer. His graduation film "Drei D" was nominated for an Oscar in the Student Film category, and in 1992 he received the German Film Award for "Kleine Haie". "Der bewegte Mann" (1994) advanced to become one of the most successful films of post-war cinema, numerous honours, prizes and awards followed, including the German Film Award for Best Film, Best Director and Best Leading Actor. His "Das Wunder von Bern" (2003) was seen by more than 3.6 million viewers. The feature film made during the 2006 World Cup "Germany. Ein Sommermärchen" was the most successful German documentary film of all time.
At the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, he directed, among others, "Der Krüppel von Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh (1999) and his production of Woody Allen's "Bullets over Broadway" (1996) reached 70,000 spectators!
Sönke Wortmann is – in addition to his work as a director – producer and managing partner of Little Shark Entertainment GmbH.