BIOGRAPHY

LARS TAE-ZUN KEMPEL

LARS

 

is an award-winning director / writer and actor.

He graduated from the renowned german academy of

Art and Design "HfG_Of" as a filmmaker and designer. 

Since the academy specializes in contemporary art,

Lars started out making experimental art shorts / video installations and fine art exhibitions. After his graduation Lars was taken under the wing by the world famous acting and voice coach Mel Churcher in London, UK. 

After 3 years of extensive studying Lars was finally listed as a professional screen actor in the United Kingdom.

As a result of his uniquely artistic approach to filmmaking and the mix of all of his different trainings,

Lars quickly established himself in the world of commercials and music videos as a director and screen writer.

He is now associated with high end brands, famous musicians and the most successful sport clubs in the world.

In 2021 Lars is in talks for making his debut as a feature film director.

SELECTED CLIENTS:

 

Adidas (Soccer, Tech Sports, Urban Sports, Trecking, True Sports, Cycling), FC Bayern München,

Juventus FC, Puma, Red Bull, Ogilvy, DJI, Motorola, 

Urban Outfitters, Koder, Bausa, Anex88 (NY), ...

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EDUCATION:


DIPLOM DESIGNER FOR FILM AND TV / GRAPHIC DESIGN (GRADUATED 2014)

 

Training Film:
 

FILMMAKING - Prof. Rotraut Pape (2008-2014 HfG_Of)
SCREEN ACTING MASTERCLASSES - Mel Churcher (2015-2019)
SCREEN ACTING - Mel Churcher (2015 Actors Studio Pinewood Filmstudios Iver Heath)

STAGE ACTING - Prof. Ulrich Cyran (2014 HfMDK)

STAGE ACTING - Nathan Osgood (2016 The Actors Centre London)

SCREENWRITING MASTERCLASS - Aaron Sorkin (2017 Web)

SCREENWRITING - Birgit Lehmann (2014 HfG_Of)

VISUAL DESIGN/STORYBOARDING - Erika Surat Andersen (2012-2014 HfG_Of)

AUDITION ON CAMERA -  John Melainey (2016 The Actors Centre London)

ACTORS AND BRANDING - Darren RL Gordon (2016 The Actors Centre London)

SELF TAPING / E-CASTING - Mel Churcher (2016 Cologne)

SELF TAPING / E-CASTING - Suzy Catliff (2016 The Actors Centre London)

MARKETING STRATEGY FOR ACTORS - Phil Shaw (2016 The Actors Centre London) 

 

Training Graphic Design / Illustration:

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN - Eike König (2012/2014)

CONCEPTUAL ART - Prof Heiner Blum (2008-2011 HfG_Of)

ILLUSTRATION - Michael Jordan (2009/2010 HfG_Of)

CARTOON ANIMATION - Prof. Mariola Brillowska (2008/2009)

AWARDS: 

1. PLACE:

"Archive Series / Adidas Originals" (Via Annex88 / Frtwty and Adidas "Superstar - The History Of An Icon") - Webby Award 

- (2020 USA, Worldwide)

ARTIST GRANT:

"Hessen Kulturell Neu Eröffnen" - Hessische Kulturstiftung

- (2020 Hesse, Germany)

1. PLACE:

"Experimental Film" - Festival International du Film de l´Edutiant 4ème Edition 

- (2011 Casablanca, Morocco)

2. PLACE:

"Anti-Smoking Film" - 1. LEO Film Festival Sophie von laRoche 

- (2010 Capitol, Offenbach)

 

NOMINATIONS:

„Best Use Of IGTV“ - (Via Annex88 / Frtwty and Adidas "Superstar - The History Of An Icon") - Shorty Awards (2020 USA, Worldwide)

„Best Experimental Short“ - EMAF European Media Art Festival (2011 Osnabrueck)

 "Best Short" - Festival of German cinema - FILMZ (2012 Mainz)

 „MixedUP“ - Federal Ministry of Family, Elderly, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ)(BKJ). (2015 Nation Wide)

SCREENINGS:

"Evanescent"(Animation Short)

2008 Film Night HfG – Offenbach

„Nevermore"(Music Video)

2009 Visionale Frankfurt - Frankfurt

"Seizure"(Experimental Film)

2010 COOP2 – Frankfurt

"DieWeisse Nase die rote Nase" (Animation Short)

2010 Film night – Offenbach

"Seven to Smoke" (Anti-Smoking-Short)

2011 LEO Film Festival Sophie Von la Roche – Offenbach

„Seizure“ (experimental film)

2010 Night of shorts WDR - International

"Seizure"(Experimental Film)

2011 EMAF European Media Art Festival - Osnabrueck

"Seizure"(Experimental Film)

2011 Festival International du Film de l´Etudiant – Casablanca, Marokko

„SevenTo Smoke“ (Anti-Smoking-Short)

2011 All federal School in the state of Hesse – On DVD

"Seizure"(Experimental Film)

2012 Filmz - Festival of German cinema FILMZ - Mainz

"Wølves" (Short – Code Canary)

2014 HfG cinema - Offenbach

"Wølves" (Short – Code Canary)

2014 Clipfish.de - Video premiere – International, Web

"Wølves" (Short – Code Canary)

2015 Altes Badehaus Kurpark - Bad Soden im Taunus

"Fluchtpunkt"(Documentary)

2017 HR - Fernsehen (TV)

"Wølves" (Short - Code Canary)

2017 Einsfestival (TV)

"Seizure" (Short - Code Canary)

2017 - KulturWerkWoche 

"Water" (Short)

2017 - KulturWerkWoche

"Tide Race" (Visuals to contemporary dance performance)

2017 - Tide Race - Schlüchtern

"Matija - White Socks" (Music Video)

2017 - Youtube 

"Tide Race" (Visuals to contemporary dance performance)

2018 - Helle Markt Symposium - Schlüchtern

"A.I." (Video Installations plus visuals to contemporary dance performance)

2019 - "Lost Memories" 

Exhibitions:

Lars´s artworks have been featured in many magazines and in over 20 exhibitions so far.

The exhibitions range from local in- and outdoor exhibitions to contemporary art museums.

Special mentions:

"Soft Opening" - Group Show: Dorothee Diebold , Max Geisler , Tobias Kasan , Marek Kochanowicz , Ulrike Markus, Lars Kempel

2018 Le Bureau

"Through The Eyes Of A Confused Millennial" - Solo Show / Studio Exhibition

2018 Kunststation Kleinsassen

"3 Stehlen" - Group Show Kulturwerk Bergwinkel e.V.

2020 Kultursommer MKK

"Art e´ Tak" - Group Show

2018 Konfuzius Franz

"GRIMMige Liebe" - International guest artist curated by Ulrich Barnickel

2018 Schlüchtern Symposium