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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Filmography Selection

Cinema/TV Miscellaneous

2020

KLARA SONNTAG - KLEINE FISCHE, GROSSE FISCHE
ARD/Degeto
Production: Gaumont
Writer: Sebastian Orlac
Director: Oliver Schmitz

2019

PROFESSIONALS - SEASON 1
TNT
Production: Most Media
Director: Oliver Schmitz
10 x 45 min, 3 Episodes

2018

JENNY - ECHT GERECHT - SEASON 2
RTL
Production: Talpa Germany Fiction
Writer: Sabine Leipert, Sabrina Maria Roessel
Director: Oliver Schmitz
10 x 42 min, Episodes 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
ZDF
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, Alfred Roesler-Kleint, Michael Vershinin
Director: Oliver Schmitz

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

2016

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 Episode
Deutscher Comedy Preis - Nominated for Best Comedy Series (2017)

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

2015

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

DER USEDOM-KRIMI - SCHANDFLECK
NDR
Production: Razor Film
Writer: Scarlett Kleint, Alfred Roesler-Kleint, Michael Vershinin
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: Christoph Darnstädt, Kristin Derfler
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)
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 FETES
Production: Novem Production (Distributor: Universum Film)
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz

DEADLY HARVEST
ProSieben
Production: Lionheart Entertainment
Writer: Thomas Gaschler
Director: Oliver Schmitz

DOCTOR'S DIARY - MÄNNER SIND DIE BESTE MEDIZIN - SEASON 1
RTL
Production: Polyphon Pictures
Writer: Bora Dagtekin
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot Episode and 3 x 45 min
Grimme-Preis - Best Entertainment (2009)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best Series (2008)
Deutscher Comedypreis - Best Series (2008)

2006

ARME MILLIONÄRE
RTL
Production: Sanset Film- und Fernsehproduktionen
Writer: Natalie Scharf
Director: Oliver Schmitz
2 x 45 min

2005-2008

TURKISH FOR BEGINNERS - SEASON 1 - 3
ARD/Degeto
Production: H & V Entertainment
Writer: diverse
Director: Oliver Schmitz
24 x 25 min
EMMY Award - Nominated for Best Comedy Series (2009)
Banff Television Festival Kanada - Rockie Award Telenovela & Serial Programs (2008)
Grimme-Preis - Best Director Entertainment (2007)
Deutscher Fernsehpreis - Best TV-Series (2006)
Prix Italia - TV-Drama Series & TV-Serials (2006)
Festival de Télévision de Monte Carlo - Golden Nymph Award Outstanding European Comedy TV Series (2006)
Europäischer CIVIS Fernsehpreis - Best Entertainment (2007)

2005

GENERAL DAD
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 Zahn, 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 (Distributor: Momentum Pictures)
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
SABC
Production: Ubunto Productions
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Documentary

1997

JO'BURG STORIES
Arte
Production: Catalyst Films
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
SABC
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz

1994

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

1993

THE LINE
CHANNEL 4
Writer: Oliver Schmitz
Director: Brian Tilley

SHACKING UP
CHANNEL 4
Writer and Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

DARK CITY
SABC
Director: Oliver Schmitz
Pilot

VIDEO REVOLUTION
SABC
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 (Distributor: HDN Associates)
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

2020

COVID19 - COMPLETED ONLINE COURSES WITH COURSERA
- Fighting Covid19 with Epidemiology (JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY)
- Contact Tracing and Covid19 (JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY)
- Mental Health and Covid19 (UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)
- Covid19, training for healthcare workers (STANFORD UNIVERSITY)
- Bats, Ducks and Pandemics, an introduction to One Health Policy (PRINCETON UNIVERSITY)

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