Niko Von Glasow Special Guest on It’s A Question Of Balance with Ruth Copland Saturday 19th December 9-10 PM
This week as her special guest from the arts Ruth Copland is pleased to be interviewing internationally renowned, award-winning filmmaker Niko von Glasow. Born in Cologne, Niko studied film at New York University and The Film Academy in Lodz, Poland where he made his first feature film Wedding Guests. Written and directed by Niko, the film won numerous awards, including the German Critics’ Prize at the Berlin Film Festival. Niko’s next projects, including Marie’s Song, Wintersleepers, and Edelweiss Pirates, were shown at festivals around the world and won multiple awards. For his next film, Nobody’s Perfect, Niko convinced 11 fellow victims of Thalidomide to pose for a nude calendar and documented the whole process. The film’s worldwide success gave Niko an opportunity to meet with politicians and journalists; this campaign resulted in the German government increasing compensation to surviving victims of Thalidomide in Germany. Niko’s other films include Lazy Lama about a Tibetan Buddhist teacher who teaches all around the world, My Way to Olympia about the 2012 London Paralympics, the award-winning Everything Will Be Alright which documents the making of a unique live theatre production which includes mentally and physically disabled actors, and Shoot Me, Kiss me, Cut! Niko is member of BAFTA as well as the European and German Film Academy. He founded the Tibetan Film School and holds talks and workshops in Script Writing and Directing internationally. He is also a highly regarded motivational speaker.
Niko’s film career is complemented by his artistic photographic work. Niko is currently working on several photographic projects including with blind, deaf-dumb children, prostitutes and juvenile prisoners in the Philippines. He is also developing several film projects through the international production company he founded, Palladio Film.
Tune in Saturday 9-10 PM to find out more about the life and art of Niko von Glasow. For more info and to hear previous shows visit www.itsaquestionofbalance.com