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Jan Bonny

Jan Bonny


Scriptwriter, Film Director


Script&Pitch Participant 2009


Born in Düsseldorf in April 1979, Jan Bonny has lived and worked in the U.S., the Netherlands and Germany.

He received a degree in Media Arts at the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln and directed the short film as well as numerous commercials.

“Gegenüber” (international title: “Counterparts”), his first feature as writer and director, premiered in 2007 at Cannes Quinzaine des Realisateurs, where it received an honorable mention. It was nominated for the 2007 European Film Awards (Discovery) and for the Deutscher Filmpreis 2008 (Best Female and Male Lead).