Filmmaking is teamwork. A good movie is the summarized effort of everyone who is involved in its production.
Thorsten Schade is a German actor, screenwriter and filmmaker, born on October 19, 1966 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. After finishing school, he studied acting at the Folkwang University in Essen-Werden, Germany, from 1985 to 1989. After graduating, he was engaged at various theaters in Germany, such as 1988 Theater and Philharmonie, Essen, Germany, 1989-1991 Württembergische Landesbühne, Germany, various shows from 2007 to today, Tatort Dinner, Germany and most recently in 2016 at the Freudenhaus Theater, Essen, Germany, in the play "Fußball, Frauen, Ferde" He also worked for German television, such as "Der Schattenmann" 1994, "Wem gehört Tobias?" 1995 and "Aktenzeichen XY" 2005. In 2001 Schade completed further training as a screenwriter. In 2008 he gave a script and film course at a youth center. During this time, the first three short films were made under his direction. Then, in 2010, Schade wrote, directed and produced the short film "Showtime", genre thriller, which was a small success. His next short film, "The Invitation (Die Einladung)", genre horror, which he also wrote, directed and produced, was made in 2019 and has won 78 awards at international festivals to date. It's a worldwide festival success. In 2020-2021 Schade is working on a feature film version of "The Invitation (Die Einladung)".
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
Best International Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival
Oregon
2020
Best International Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Austin After Dark Film Festival Summer 2020
Austin
2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Nicomedia International Bi-Monthly Film Awards 2021
Izmit
Best Ensemble Cast, Best Colorist (Dominka Cybulska), Best Horror, Best Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Golden Reel International Film Festival 2021
Best Production Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
South America Awards 2021
Sao Paulo
Best Color Editing, Best Horror, Best Director (Honorable Mention)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
GLIFF Festival 2021
Lissabon
Best Horror Film, Best Screenplay
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Thrills and Chills Film Awards 2021
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cult Critic Movie Awards 2021
Kolkata
Best Short Film, Best Production, Best Score Christian Reisert, Best Actor Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Artisan International Film Festival 2021
Stratford Upon Avon
Best Sound Designer André Klar
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
7 Colors International Film Festival 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Paris International Film Awards 2021
Paris
Best Horror (Honorable Mention), Best Opening Credits
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Halo International Film Festival 2021
Saint-Petersburg
Semi Finalist
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021
Providence
Best Actor: Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
VOFF-Vonline Film Fest 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
High Tatras Film&Video Festival 2021
Best Horror Short Film, Best Original Story, Best Visual Effects, Best Ensemble Cast
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
OTB Awards 2021
Miami
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Robinson Film Awards 2021
Naples
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Niagara Canada International Film Festival 2021
Ontario
Best Screenplay
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
New Creators Film Awards 2021
Paris
Best Producer 5th
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Nawada International Film Festival 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Tokyo International Short Film Festival 2021
Tokyo
Finalist
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
WSXA Barcelona International Film Festival 2021
Barcelona
Honorable Mention
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Screen Power Film Festival 2021
London
Best Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Aab Film Festival 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Crown Wood International Film Festival 2021
Best Music Director Short: Christian Reisert, Best Cinematography Short: Nicolas Mussell
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Global Monthly Online Film Competition March 2021
Award of Merit: Best Producer
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Indie Film Awards April 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
L.A. Indies Festival 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Super Indie Film Festival March 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Virtual View International Film Challenge 2021
Best Cinematography
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
V. i. Z. Film Fest 2021
Best Producer, Best Editing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Adbhooture Film Festival 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
The Film Contest 2021
Best European Fiction Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Continental Film Awards 2021
Honorable Mention Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
International Symbolic Art Film Festival 2021
St. Petersburg
Best Screenwriter
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cooper Awards 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Montreal Independent Film Festival 2021
Montreal
Best Producer Short, Best Writer Short, Best Cinematographer Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Accord Cine Fest January 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Art Film Awards January 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Film Channel Awards January 2021
Toronto
Best Indie Film Award Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Film Awards January 2021
London
Special Mention
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020
Best Thriller
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Independent Festival of Cift December 2020
Toronto
Silver Award Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Queen Palm International Film Festival 2020
Palm Springs
Judge's Choice, Supporting Actress, Short, Maria Liedhegener, Award of Merit, Supporting Actor, Short, Neven Nöthig, Award of Recognition, Actor, Short, Orestes Fiedler, Award of Merit, Sound Design, Short, André Klar, Award of Merit, Original Score, Christian Reisert, Award of Merit, Narrative, Short, Thorsten Schade, Award of Merit, Produced Screenplay, Short, Thorsten Schade
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cinema World Fest Awards 2020
Los Angeles
Best Screenwriter of the year award
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
INDO GLOBAL International Film Festival 2020
Mumbai
Best Director Award Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Film Awards 2020
London
1st Runner Up
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival 2020
Special Jury Award
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Anatolian Short Film Festival 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
New Wave Short Film Festival 2020
München
Judges Choice, Supporting Actress, Short, Maria Liedhegener, Best Produced Screenplay, Short, Thorsten Schade
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Creation International Film Festival 2020
Los Angeles
Best Creative
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Europe Film Festival
Best of Festival Directors: Thorsten Schade, Best of Festival Actors: Orestes Fiedler, Neven Nöthig
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
So you think you can direct or act
Award of Merit: Film Short, Award of Recognition: Original Song "This old man" Christian Reisert/Danny Seith
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
The Indie Fest
Best Horror Short Film, Special Mention: Best Production
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
1st Monthly Film Festival 2020
Belgrade
Best Supporting Actor of short film-Neven Nöthig
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Gralha International Monthly Film Awards October 2020
Curitiba
Best Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Monthly Indie Shorts October 2020
Supporting Actress, Shorts-Maria Liedhegener, Narritive Shorts-Thorsten Schade, Best Supporting Actor-Neven Nöthig, Best Actor-Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
World Premiere Film Awards Summer 2020
Los Angeles
Best directing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Film Magazine 2020
Toronto
Award of Prestige: Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Vegas Movie Awards October 2020
Las Vegas
Silver Award Horror, Silver Award Sound Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Gold Awards September 2020
Hollywood
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
World Distribution Award September 2020
Best Editor, Best Actor (Male): Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Redwood Filmfestival
Award of Merit: Film Short, Award of Merit: Cinematography
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Shorts Competition
Best Director of the month
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
CineFern Film Award & Competition
Best Production Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
MP Film Award 2020
Award of Merit: Direction, Film Short, Award of Recognition: Supporting Actress (Maria Liedhegener)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Accolade Global Film Competition 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Rome International Movie Awards 2020
Best of the Month
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Film Boxe International Monthly Film Festival 2020
Best Short Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Social Distance Film Festival 2020
Honorable Mention Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Prague International Monthly Film Festival July 2020
Best Actor (Neven Nöthig), Great Series Potential
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
MLC Awards 2020
Best Crime
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Filmcon Awards April 2020
Honorable Mention Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Top Shorts Film Festival April 2020
2nd Best of the Fest, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Feel the reel International Filmfestival March 2020
Gold Award Best Acting Duo (Orestes Fiedler/Neven Nöthig)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Independent Shorts Awards Los Angeles March 2020
Best Fiction Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
American Golden Picture International Film Festival 2020
Best Humor
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Top Indie Film Awards 2019
Best Director, Best Editing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2019
Birth City
Gelsenkirchen
Height
178cm
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Green
Filmmaking is teamwork. A good movie is the summarized effort of everyone who is involved in its production.
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