Dominique Schilling, ‘Happy Days’ Marion Ross & ‘X-Men’ Composer John Ottman

Dominique Schilling‘s films have screened in festivals all over the world, receiving best film, best documentary, and best director nominations. She also directs international commercials and music videos. Dominique Schilling’s latest work is the feature film A Reason (2014) which she wrote and directed. She is co-owner of ‘Risberg Schilling Productions’, a production company which she runs with her business partner Caroline Risberg. Her father is record producer Dieter Dierks (Scorpions, Twisted Sister), her half-siblings are Michael Dierks and Michaela Dierks.


In her post-“Happy Days” years, Marion Ross reinvigorated her career on the stage. As a result, she earned renewed acclaim and respect for her roles in “Arsenic and Old Lace” (which brought her back to Broadway), “Steel Magnolias”, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, “The Glass Menagerie”, “Pippin” and “Barefoot in the Park”, among others. She also toured with her one-woman show as poet Edna St. Vincent Millay entitled “A Lovely Light”. On TV, Marion found recurring flinty-like roles on Touched by an Angel (1994) (a fifth Emmy nomination), That ’70s Show (1998), The Drew Carey Show (1995), Gilmore Girls (2000) and Brothers & Sisters (2006) and also provided a voice in the cartoon “Spongebob Squarepants” as Spongebob’s grandmother.


John Ottman holds dual distinctions as a leading film composer and an award winning film editor. Ottman has often completed both monumental tasks on the same films. Such remarkable double duties have included The Usual Suspects, X-Men 2, Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Jack the Giant Killer and X-Men: Days of Future Past in which he also scored.

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