Oliver Stoltz was born in Bonn in 1969. He studied film production in Potsdam at the Film and Television University HFF Konrad Wolf, and took his MFA graduation in motion picture producing in the Peter Stark Producing Program at the USC in Los Angeles. In 1996 he was associate producer for the motion picture KNOCKIN’ ON HEAVEN’S DOOR. One year later he founded the Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion GmbH and produced various feature and documentary films for German TV channels like RTL, ProSieben, ZDF, Arte, as well as motion pictures for Warner and Disney.
With Ali Samadi Ahadi as co-director, he gave his debut as a director in LOST CHILDREN, which became one of the most successful documentary films of the year and won the German Film Award 2006. The blaxploitation comedy LEROY produced by Stoltz could score twice at the German Film Awards 2008, in the categories of “Best children and youth film” and “Best Score”). In 2008 Stoltz produced Ahadi’s successful culture clash comedy SALAMI ALEIKUM which was released in the cinemas in 2009. Along with Ahadi’s THE GREEN WAVE, his latest project is the film LIFE, ABOVE ALL directed by Oliver Schmitz that has been sold successfully worldwide (Sony Pictures Classics, ARP sélection, Senator Film Verleih, etc.)Share: