BIOGRAPHY

Baran bo Odar was born in Switzerland in 1978, studied Directing at the University of Television & Film Munich. He has worked on several commercials, music videos and award-winning short films. His feature debut THE SILENCE (2010) premiered at the Piazza Grande in Locarno and gained him a spot as one of Variety’s Ten Directors to Watch in 2011. His next film WHO AM I was a German box office hit. Warner Brothers has closed a deal to remake WHO AM I. His first US movie was the action thriller SLEEPLESS starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan which was released February 24th 2017. Together with Jantje Friese he is the showrunner of the NETFLIX Original Series DARK which was launched Dec 1st 2017 worldwide on Netflix in over 190 countries and is now one of the most watched series on Netflix. Currently he is shooting Season 3 for Dark.

FILMOGRAPHY

DARK
a Netflix Original Series, created by Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese, Cast: Louis Hofmann, Jördis Triebel, Oliver Masucci, Mark Waschke, Maja Schöne, Angela Winkler...

SLEEPLESS
Action Thriller, Open Road Films, a Vertigo Entertainment production, Cast: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Scoot McNairy, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union, David Harbour...

WHO AM I
Thriller, Sony Columbia Pictures, Wiedemann & Berg Film, Executive Producer: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann & Justyna Müsch, Writer: Baran bo Odar & Jantje Friese, Director: Baran bo Odar, Awards & Festivals: TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014. PALM SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL 2015. CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL 2014, LES ARCS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014, ZURICH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014, BERLINALE 2015...

THE SILENCE
Thriller/Drama, Warner Bros. Distribution, written & directed by Baran bo Odar. cine plus Media Service Filmproduction, Luethje Schneider Hörl Film GbR, Awards & Festivals: AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTATION 2010 (Frankfurt Book Fair) , LOCARNO FILM FESTIVAL 2010, PUSAN FILM FESTIVAL 2010, STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL 2010, PALM SPRING FILM FESTIVAL 2011, WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL 2010, CAMERIMAGE FILM FESTIVAL 2010, SAO PAULO FILM FESTIVAL 2010, CLEVELAND FILM FESTIVAL 2011, LOS ANGELES GERMAN CURRENTS FESTIVAL 2010
SAN FRANCISCO BERLIN & BEYOND FESTIVAL 2010, DIRECTORS GUILD of AMERICA NEW YORK 2010, REEL TALK TORONTO 2010, FILM COMMENTS SELECTS NEW YORK 2010, GOETHE INSTITUT FILM FESTIVAL WASHINGTON 2011, MUNICH FILM FESTIVAL 2010, GOETHE INSTITUT FILM TOUR AUSTRALIA 2011 and many more…

UNDER THE SUN
Drama - 60 min, written & directed by Baran bo Odar, Luethje&Schneider Filmproduction GbR, in cooperation with FilmFernsehFonds Bayern and the BKM, in coproduction mit ZDF / ARTE and Cine Plus Media Service Berlin, Awards & Festivals: STUDIO HAMBURG AWARD, 2006 for BEST DIRECTOR, BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD at SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2007, STARTER AWARD 2007 , AWARD 2006 at MEDIENCAMPUS BAYERN, nominated for FIRST STEPS AWARD 2006 , nominated for GERMAN CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD 2006, nominated for MAX OPHÜLS AWARD 2006, nominated for BEST DEBUT FEATURE - RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2006, FILM FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS 2006, MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2006, SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2007 / PARK CITY USA 
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2006 London, SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2006, GERMAN FILM WEEK PARIS 2006 
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM SCHOOLS 2006, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FRANKFURT 2006 , FILMZ MAINZ FILM FESTIVAL 2006, SEHSUECHTE FILM FESTIVAL 2006, WEITERSTADT FILM FESTIVAL 2006 and many more...