Jan-Ole Gerster is a Berlin-based writer/director. After working for several years for German film production company X-Filme Creative Pool (RUN LOLA RUN, THE WHITE RIBBON, GOOD BYE LENIN) he began studying screenwriting and direction at the Berlin Film Academy (DFFB). In the summer of 2010, he started filming his debut film OH BOY, which premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF in 2012. OH BOY was released to cinemas in over 20 countries (including France, Italy, Japan and USA) and won numerous national and international awards, including the Audience and Jury Award at Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers and Tallinn IFF, 6 German Film Awards (including Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture) and the European Film Award for Best Debut Film. He is currently working on his second feature film.
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