1892 - 1943
The director and screen writer Genot Bock-Schieber widen his acting abilities by the great actor Josefr Kainz. Beside it he joined an education as a graphic artist, photographer and cinematographer.
He began his professional career in Germany in 1909 where he played numerous roles at smaller theaters.
Furing an engagement in Berlin he joined the film business where he first was engaged as a director assistant for the Duskes film company.
He made his film debut as an actor in 1916 and he took part in "Kitty's Abenteuer" (16) and "Der Fall Grehn" (16). Later followed his last appearance in front of the camera with "Der Narr und die anderen" (23).
In the same year he also wrote first screenplays for "Das tote Land" (16) and "Sonnenaufgang" (16).
He was able to assert himself as a movie director from 1919 and in the 20s he realised several movies with the figure "Mac Woo", impersonated by Alexander von Antalffy like "Das zweite Leben" (20).
Beside this serial he also shot other movies as a director with "Der Spuk des Lebens" (20), "Der Mann im Schrank" (21), "Die Flucht aus dem Leben (23), "Der Fürst der Landstrasse (23), "Menschen im Nebel" (24), "Eine verlorene Tochter" (24), "Das Haus im Dunkeln" (24), "Die Handschrift des Inka" (25), "Höhenfieber" (25), "Der unbekannte Gegner" (25), "Fassadengespenst" (27) and "Die Welt ohne Waffen" (27).
To many of his movies he also wrote the screenplay - often together with his wife the screen writer Ada van Roon.
With the rise of the sound film era in the 30s he continued his career as a screenwriter - often for documentaries - but as a director he only was able to shoot the documentary "Opfer der Vergangenheit" (37) on behalf of the National Socialists.
To his screen plays of those years belong "Ehestreik" (30) and "Kirschen in Nachbars Garten" (35) with the legendary comedian duo Karl Valentin and Liesl Karlstadt.
Afterwards he got into financial difficulties and he had to make an oath of disclosure.