Carl Schenkel was born in Switzerland and relocated to Frankfurt, Germany, where he began a career as a journalist while studying for a degree in sociology. During this time, Schenkel wrote advertising treatments and gained experience shooting commercials before making his first film. In 1981, he wrote and directed his first feature, Kalt Wie Eis (Cold As Ice). After the critical success of his 1984 thriller, Abwarts (Out of Order), Schenkel was approached by HBO to direct several television properties which eventually garnered him a CableACE award. His television works include Kalte Kusse (Cold Kisses), In the Lake of the Woods, Beyond Betrayal, Silhouette and the series Profiler. His other motion picture credits include Exquisite Tenderness, Knight Moves, Silence Like Glass (which he also wrote) and The Mighty Quinn.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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