David Schalko, author, director and managing partner of Superfilm was born in 1973.
He got famous in Austria with NoNameProgram (2002) which established a completely new genre in TV. Numerous awarded programs within the “Donnerstag Nacht” of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation followed, for example Welcome Austria (since 2007).
Schalko is regarded as the most genre-defining television professional of his generation.
His most important works of fictional film include Carve the Joint (Aufschneider,Ö 2010) with Josef Hader, the mockumentary The Miracle of Vienna (Das Wunder von Wien, Ö 2008), in which Austria become European football champions and the feature The Way To Live (Wie man leben soll, Ö 2011) based on a novel by Thomas Glavinic.
Braunschlag (Ö 2012) is the first series directed and written by Schalko and is the most successful series of the last 20 years in Austria.
The mini-series Old Money (Altes Geld, Ö 2015) attracted international attention and was broadcasted in 2015 for the first time. Old Moneywas awarded at the Cologne Conference as well as at 13th Sichuan TV Festival in Chengdu in 2015.
In 2018 Schalko directed the contemporary remake of Fritz Langs movie classic M – A City Hunts a Murderer, which will have its premier in February at Berlinale 2019.
As novelist he became a talking point with his book Weiße Nacht (2009), against which Jörg Haiders adjutant Stefan Petzner filed a suit. The trial was followed internationally with great interest. His novel Knoi, published in 2013 finally established him as a novelist. His fourth novel Schwere Knochen was published 2018.