Heiner Carow, born September 19, 1929, in Rostock, attended the department of film directing at DEFA’s studio for young directors in East Berlin for one year. Subsequently, he learned the terms of trade of a film director at DEFA’s studio for popular scientific films.
In 1952, Carow finished his debut film “Bauern erfüllen den Plan” about hog feeding contracts and made several short films. After presenting his short film “Martins Tagebuch” at the 1952 Dokumentarfilmwoche Leipzig, he was signed by DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme. Although he abandoned the filming of “Die goldenen Schneeschuhe”, the first project that was commissioned to him, he finished the children’s film “Sheriff Teddy” based on Benno Pludra’s book in 1956. In the film, he tied in with the style of the Gerhard Klein’s realistic “Berlin films”.
Together with writers Wera and Claus Küchenmeister, Carow then developed “Sie nannten ihn Amigo”, a film that successfully blends a thrilling youth film with an anti… read more