Andreas Prochaska




Andreas Prochaska was born in 1964 in Vienna and grew up in Bad Ischl, Upper Austria. He made his first forays into film as a production runner. After various other jobs, he worked as assistant editor and editor on a number of films, such as Michael Haneke’s THE CASTLE and FUNNY GAMES.
His breakthrough came with THE THREE MAILROBBERS, which was based on a novel by Christine Nöstlinger. This success was followed by a number of TV films and episodes of various crime series. In 2006 his horror-thriller DEAD IN 3 DAYS was the most successful Austrian film at the box office. In 2008 he made the sequel, DEAD IN 3 DAYS – THE SEQUEL.
In 2010 the comedy THE UNINTENTIONAL KIDNAPPING OF ELFRIEDE OTT was the most successful Austrian film at the box office and won numerous awards, such as the Austrian Film Award for Best Movie, Best Screenplay and Best Music, as well as two Romy Awards for Best Cinema Director and Best Screenplay.
In 2012 Andreas Prochaska’s TV film A DAY FOR A MIRACLE won him the Bavarian TV Award for Best Directing. A DAY FOR A MIRACLE was also nominated for the Grimme Award and won the International Emmy Award 2013.