Oliver Schmitz

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Languages

English, German

Location

Berlin

Agent

Patricia Barona
Tel.: +49 (0)30 288 77 3-0

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Life, above all
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Filmography Selection

Cinema/TV

2019

PROFESSIONALS - DANGER PAYS - SEASON 1
Production: Most Media
Director: Oliver Schmitz
3 Episodes

2018

JENNY - ECHT GERECHT! - SEASON 2
Production: Talpa Germany Fiction
Writer: Sabrina Maria Roessel, Sabine Leipert
Director: Oliver Schmitz
10 x 42 min, Folgen 15 - 18

AMOKSPIEL
Sat.1
Production: TV60 Filmproduktion
Writer: Christoph Busche
Director: Oliver Schmitz
ROMY Nominated for Best Actress Leading Role (2017)

2017

DAS PUBERTIER
Production: UFA Fiction
Writer: David Ungureit
Director: Oliver Schmitz
6 x 45 min, Episodes 1 - 3

DER USEDOM - KRIMI - GEISTERSCHIFF
NDR
Production: Polyphon Film und Fernsehgesellschaft
Writer: Scarlett Kleint
Director: Oliver Schmitz

VON FALL ZU FALL - STUBBE - TOD AUF DER INSEL
ZDF
Production: Polyphon Film und Fernsehgesellschaft
Writer: Scarlett Kleint
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2016

FAMILIE MIT HINDERNISSEN
MDR/ORF
Production: Ariane Krampe Filmproduktion
Writer: Sophia Krapoth
Director: Oliver Schmitz

LIEBLING, LASS DIE HüHNER FREI
WDR
Production: UFA Fiction
Writer: Martin Douven
Director: Oliver Schmitz

SANKT MAIK
RTL
Production: UFA Fiction
Writer: Vivien Hoppe
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot
Nominated for Comedy Preis (2017)

2015

SHEPHERDS AND BUTCHERS
Production: Distant Horizon
Writer: Brian Cox
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Marrakech International Filmfestival - Competition (2016)
Sydney Film Festival (2016)
South African Film and Television Awards Best Achievement in Directing (2017)
South African Film and Television Best Feature Film Videovision Entertainment (2017)
Afrika Film Festival Köln - Audience Award (2017)
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Panorama Audience Award 3. Prize (2016)

DER USEDOM - KRIMI - SCHANDFLECK
NDR
Production: Razor Film
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2014

FRüHLING - FRüHLING IN WEIß
ZDF
Production: UFA Ficition
Writer: Natalie Scharf
Director: Oliver Schmitz

REIFF FüR DIE INSEL - KATHARINA UND DER SCHäFER
RBB
Production: Nordfilm
Writer: Marcus Hertneck
Director: Oliver Schmitz

ALLEIN UNTER ÄRZTEN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Caroline Hecht
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2013

WILLKOMMEN IM CLUB
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Kristin Derfler, Christoph Darnstädt
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Jupiter Award - Nominated for Best TV Movie (National) (2014)

REIFF FüR DIE INSEL KATHARINA UND DIE DäNEN
RBB
Production: Nordfilm
Writer: Marcus Hertneck
Director: Oliver Schmitz

ALLE UNTER EINER TANNE
ARD/Degeto
Production: UFA Fiction
Writer: Lo Malinke, Philipp Müller
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2012

ALLEIN UNTER NACHBARN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Carolin Hecht
Director: Oliver Schmitz

BELLA DILEMMA - DREI SIND EINER ZU VIEL
ZDF
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Stefan Kuhlmann, Sathyan Ramesh
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2011

WILLKOMMEN IM KRIEG
Sat.1
Production: Ninety-Minute Film
Writer: Christian Pötschke
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2010

ALLEIN UNTER MÜTTERN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Carolin Hecht
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2009-2010

LIFE, ABOVE ALL
Production: Dreamer Joint Venture (Distributor: Senator Film Verleih)
Writer: Dennis Foon
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Festival de Cannes - Un Certain Regard, Prix Francois Chalais (2010)
Dubai International Film Festival - Muhr Asia Africa Feature - Special Jury Prize (2010)
National Board of Review New York - Top Five Foreign Films (2010)
South African Film and Television Awards - a total of 9 Awards, including Best Director, Best Picture, Jury Award (2011)
Academy Awards - Shortlist Best Foreign Language Film (2011)
Filmfestival Granada CINES DE SUR - Audience Award (2011)
The Leo Awards Canada - Best Screenplay (2011)
Canberra International Filmfestival - Audience Award Best Picture International (2011)

2009

ALLEIN UNTER SCHÜLERN
Sat.1
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Carolin Hecht
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis - Best Screenplay & Newcomer Encouragement Award (2010)

2007

PARIS JE T'AIME - PLACE DES FêTES
Production: Novem Production
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz

FLEISCH
ProSieben
Production: Lionhart Filmproduktion
Writer: Thomas Gaschler
Director: Oliver Schmitz

DOCTOR'S DIARY - STAFFEL 1
Production: Polyphon Pictures
Director: Oliver Schmitz
3 x 45 min
Grimme-Preis (2009)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Beste Serie (2008)
Deutscher Comedypreis - Beste Serie (2008)

2006

DIE ARMEN MILLIONÄRE
Production: Sanset Filmproduktion
Director: Oliver Schmitz
2 x 45 min

DOCTOR'S DIARY - STAFFEL 1
RTL
Production: Polyphon Pictures
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

2005-2008

TÜRKISCH FÜR ANFÄNGER - SEASON 1 - 3
Production: H & V Entertainment
Director: Oliver Schmitz
24 x 25 min

2005

ALLEIN UNTER TÖCHTERN
ProSieben
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Carolin Hecht
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2004

PRINZESSIN MACHT BLAU
ProSieben
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Jens Urban
Director: Oliver Schmitz

PLÖTZLICH BERÜHMT
ProSieben
Production: Cologne Film
Writer: Eva und Volker A. Zahn
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2003

WAS SIE SCHON IMMER ÜBER SINGLES WISSEN WOLLTEN
RTL
Production: Hager Moss Film
Writer: Georg Heinzen
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2002

DAS BESTE STÜCK
ProSieben
Production: Janus Filmproduktion
Writer: Sebastian Rix
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2000

HIJACK STORIES
Production: Schlemmer Film
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz
"Bronze Tanit" Carthage Film Festival; Menzione Speziale, 12 Festival Cinaema Africano (2002)

1999

BOESMAN & LENA - THE MAKING OF
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

THE STORY
Production: Mehlo Films
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1998

IN SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND
Production: Ubunto Productions
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1997

JO'BURG STORIES
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary
Prix du Documentaire , Vues d'Afrique, Montreal (1998)

1996

THE GODFAHTER OF SOWETO
SABC
Writer: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

1995

RHYTHM AND RIGHTS
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz

1994

NELSON MANDELA INAUGURATION
Production: Afravision Production
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1993

THE LINE
CHANNEL 4
Writer: Oliver Schmitz

SHACKING UP
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

DARK CITY
SABC
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

VIDEO REVOLUTION
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1990-1992

SOFT TARGETS
Production: Schlemmer Film
Writer: Oliver Schmitz

1990

HLANGANANI
Production: Afravision Productions
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1989-1990

FRUITS OF DEFIANCE
Production: Afravision Productions
Director: Oliver Schmitz

1988

THE PEOPLE'S POET
Production: Afravision Productions
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1987

MAPANTSULA
Production: One Look Production
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz
South African Film & Television Awards Golden Horn - Best South African Film of the decade (2006)
Australian Human Rights Award (1990)
Interchurch Film Prize (1988)
Filmfest München (1988)
AA Vita Film Awards South Africa - Best Picture, Best Director & Best Script (1988)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE
Production: Afravision Productionis
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

Biography

2000

Script Supervisor for TV Series at Curious Pictures and SABC.

1991-1995

Directing and Scriptwriting Workshops in Finnland and South African

1987-1994

Director and Editor for the Anti-Apartheid-Documentary-Initiative AFRAVISION.

1985-1986

Editor at WDR, Dortmund.

1983-1984

Trainee as Editor at Momentum Films, Johannesburg.

1980-1982

Co-Manager and DJ at the legendary Nightclub "Scratch", Cape Town

1978-1982

BA Fine Arts at Michealis School of Fine Arts, University of Cape Town

1981

Exhibition "Art-pop Militants", Loader Street Galerie, Cape Town

Highschool-Graduation in Cape Town