Chiara Grabmayr

Production Company: Stink
Website: Website

Chiara was born in Vienna and raised by its cynical humor. She now lives in Germany where she studied film. After traveling on the Trans-Siberian railway it was clear to her that taking the train is the best way to think, write and come up with ideas. In 2015 on one of the trains from Vienna to Munich crowded with Syrian refugees, Chiara was inspired to create Moonjourney: a film telling the heartbreaking story of a young girl that is charmingly led to believe her fleeing is in fact a trip to the moon. Moonjourney has won awards at the Young Directors Award in Cannes, the Clio Award, the New York Advertising Festival and shortlisted at D&AD.

Whether it is a short or a long piece, Chiara’s pursuit is to always tell a story, empathize with it and find its magic to make it visible for everyone. Doing that she creates cinematic and authentic images, which in combination with honest and precise actors performances trigger strong emotions. Be it love, joy, anger or laughter.

Chiara also writes and directs a comedy series. A generation Y portrait about the people you meet every day and those you don’t. About life in your late twenties and the search for… for what actually?