Graduates of the University of Television and Film Munich, Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar have been working together since Odar’s debut directing The Silence. The writing and directing duo’s most recent feature film collaboration is Who Am I – No System Is Safe with Tom Schilling and Elyas M’Barek. The thriller was celebrated at the 2014 International Film Festival in Toronto. The film was a critical and commercial success in Germany, awarded with three German Film Awards and the Bambi for Best German Film. Odar, who was included in the list of “Ten Directors to Watch” by Variety, made his Hollywood debut with Sleepless starring Academy Award winner, Jamie Foxx, which premiered on March 9, 2017.
Friese and Odar are also the creators behind Netflix’s first German original series “Dark”. The critically acclaimed series has won several Grimme Awards and boasts of a growing global fanbase. Friese and Odar just wrapped up the second season of “Dark”, premiering June 21st, and are currently producing new series and projects exclusively for Netflix.