Der Pass Season 2 receives the 2022 German Television Award in the categories of “Best Director of Fantasy” (Cyril Boss and Philip Steinert) and “Best Fantasy Camera” (Philippe Bitchell).
Der Pass, season two, took home awards in two major categories at this year’s 2022 German Television Awards on Wednesday, September 14th in Cologne. The eight-part crime series won the prestigious awards for “Best Fantasy Director” (Cyril Boss and Philip Steinert) and “Best Fantasy Camera” (Philip Pitchell).
The first season of “Der Pass” won many famous awards, including the Grimme Award in the “Fantasy” category (2020), the German Television Award in the “Best Drama Series 2020”, and the Golden Camera for “Best Series”. (2019) and Rummy in the categories of “Best TV Series” and “Best Movie TV Producer” (2019). Both seasons can be watched on Sky, where “Der Pass” is one of the biggest cult crime series in German from the entertainment provider.
Quirin Berg, Producer and Managing Director of W&B Television and Leonine Studios: “With Season 2 of ‘Der Pass’ the entire team is once again a huge success and we congratulate DoP Philip Peschlow and the creative minds Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert on winning the German Television Award “.
Frank Gastfelder, Director of Development at Sky: “Quirin Schmidt, Executive Producer of Sky: “We are very pleased that our exciting and thrilling film Der Pass, Season 2, convinced the jury and won two awards. The Philip Bishlow Awards for Best Camera and Cyril Bose and Philip Steinert for Best Director underline their outstanding work.”
In the second season of “The Passport,” the son of a powerful family becomes a killer while his older brother goes to extremes to protect him and his family. When the bodies of young women are repeatedly found in the border region, a team of German and Austrian investigators are tasked with tracking down an increasingly brutal and unscrupulous serial killer. Still reeling from the events of the Krampuskiller affair, Eli Stoker also has a competition from ambitious young colleague Yela Antic and soon meets an old acquaintance – Gedeon Winter.
Julia Jensch and Nicholas Ovezkirk can be seen again in the lead roles. “The Passport” is a television production by W&B. Producers are Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, co-executive producer is Laura Mihajlovic. The series was commissioned by Sky Studios in co-production with epo-film. On behalf of Sky, Quirin Schmidt is responsible for the series as executive producer.
The second season of “Der Pass” was funded by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFF), German Motion Picture Fund (GMPF), Fernsehfonds Austria (RTR) and the state of Salzburg.
The film “Der Bass” for the third season is currently being filmed in Bavaria and Austria.
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Wiedemann & Berg Film was founded in 2003 by Quirin Berg and Max Wiedemann, followed by the founding of W&B Television in 2010. The two companies have been part of the newly established Leonne Studios since January 2020. Over 140 productions include the Academy Award-winning feature film” The Lives of Others”, the two-time Academy Award-nominated film “Work Without an Author” and many successful works such as “Men’s Hearts”, “Who Am I”, “Joy’s Father” or “Welcome to the Hartmanns” as well as a large number of television projects such as the cult series “4 Blocks” (Warner TV series), “Der Pass” (Sky) or the first German original film on Netflix “Dark”, published by the leading American rating platform “Rotten Tomatoes” was voted as the most popular Netflix original series in the scientist.
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