Hansjörg Weissbrich, born in 1967, studied music and French as well as theatre, film and television in Duisburg and Bochum. In 1995, the young freelance editor met Hans-Christian Schmid. Since Schmid's feature film debut After Five in the Forest Primeval (1995), Weissbrich has edited most of the director's films, including 23 (1998), Crazy (2000), Distant Lights (2003) and Storm (2009), which won the German Film Award for Best Editing. He received another German Film Award for Georg Maas’ Two Lives (2012).
In 1999, Weissbrich started his longstanding cooperation with Florian Gallenberger, for whom he edited the Academy Award®-winning short film Quiero Ser (2000) and the feature films Shadows of Time (2004) and John Rabe (2009). His many other awards include the German Camera Award, the German Film Critics' Award and the German Television Award. He is also a member of the German Film Academy and European Film Academy.Visit Hansjörg's IMDb page