Daniel Helfer

exclusively represented by trinity movie agency
director

biography

Daniel Helfer is a trained photographer and attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich for three years. At the Swiss Television, he worked his way up from the cable puller in the showstudio to the assistant director for television films, and he also worked as a dramaturgy guest student at the Schauspielhaus Zurich. Thereafter, he worked as the assistant of the well known Swiss photographer Rene Groebli (http://groebli.com/), next he studied at the Hochschule for Film and Television in Munich (http://www.hff-muenchen.de/wir/index.html). His tutor in dramaturgy was professor Frank Daniel (head of the film department of the Columbia University). After more than 150 commercials (http://www.filmbar.de/) and two feature films, since 1994 Daniel Helfer is mostly booked for TV films and sophisticated TV series in Germany. He swears by meticulous preparation, problems are alien to him, solutions his speciality. Daniel Helfer is known and well respected for clear and effective producing, with lots of compassion for the project, his team and his actors. Whoever thought that Swiss people are slow and do lack humor, will certainly find the living proof of the contrary in Daniel Helfer.

filmography

2016

SOKO Köln
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

2015

SOKO Stuttgart
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion

 

SOKO Köln
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

2014

Der Staatsanwalt
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: ODEON TV GmbH

 

SOKO Stuttgart
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion

 

SOKO Köln – 4 episodes
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

Der Staatsanwalt – 1 episode
ZDF, series, 60min
production company: ODEON TV GmbH

2013

Ein starkes Team – Hausfrauen sind keine Engel
ZDF, series, 90min
production company: Grundy UFA

 

Ein starkes Team – Der Freitagsmann
ZDF, series, 90min
production company: Grundy UFA

 

SOKO Köln – Im Schutz der Nacht
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

SOKO Köln – Das Mädchen mit dem Flügelpferd
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

Der Staatsanwalt – Das Luder
ZDF, series, 60min
production company: ODEON TV GmbH, Andrea Jedele

 

Der Staatsanwalt – Freund und Feind
ZDF, series, 60min
production company: ODEON TV GmbH, Andrea Jedele

2012

SOKO Stuttgart – Familienbande
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Die Aufreißer
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Der verlorene Sohn
ZDF, series
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Ein Dorf sieht rot
ZDF, series
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Köln – Silvanas Geheimnis
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Cologne

 

SOKO Köln – Der letzte Welpe
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Cologne

 

SOKO Köln – Mord nach Schulschluß
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Cologne

 

Der Staatsanwalt – Blinde Gier
ZDF, series, 60min
production company: ODEON TV GmbH, Andrea Jedele

 

Der Staatsanwalt – Bis aufs Blut
ZDF, series, 60min
writer: Christoph Callenberg (trinitymovie)
production company: ODEON TV GmbH, Andrea Jedele

2011

SOKO Köln – Waschen, schneiden, töten
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE

 

SOKO Köln – Der Todespfeil
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE

 

SOKO Köln – Auf immer und ewig
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE

 

SOKO Stuttgart  – Lavendeltod
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Damenwahl
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Ans Messer geliefert
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Kennedys Tod
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

2010

SOKO Köln – Gegen die Zeit
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

SOKO Köln – Aufgeflogen!
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

SOKO Köln – Sterbender Schwan
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE Köln

 

SOKO Stuttgart  – 4 episodes
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – Zahltag
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel

2009

Ein Fall für zwei
ZDF, crime series, 60min
production company: Odeon TV Film, Wiesbaden, Andrea Jedele
d.o.p.: Felix Cramer (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Stuttgart – 5 episodes
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: Bavaria Fernsehproduktion, Oliver Vogel
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Köln – 4 episodes
ZDF, series, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

2008

Hier kommt Kalle
ZDF, series
production company: Network Movie Hamburg

 

SOKO Köln
ZDF, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

2007

SOKO Köln
ZDF, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

Ein starkes Team
ZDF, series, 90min
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

2006

Tod in der Lochmatt
TV thriller
production company: Hesse Greutert Film, CH
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

SOKO Köln
ZDF, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: NETWORK MOVIE
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

Ein starkes Team
ZDF, series, 90min
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

2005 Die Sitte – 4 episodes
RTL, series, 45min
production company: Filmpool Köln
2004 Tatort – Verlorene Töchter
NDR, 90min
production company: Studio Hamburg
2003

Tatort – Mietsache
NDR, 90min
production company: Studio Hamburg
d.o.p.: Simon Schmejkal (trinitymovie)

 

Balko – 4 episodes
RTL, series, 45min
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion

 

Die Sitte – 2 episodes
RTL, series, 45min
production company: Filmpool Köln
* nominated for Grimmepreis 2004

2002 Balko
RTL, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: UFA Film- und Fernsehproduktion
2001

Balko
RTL, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: UFA Film- und Fernsehproduktion

 

Der Totensänger
SAT.1
production company: ndF

2000

Der schöne Tod
RTL
production company: Monaco Film Hamburg

 

Balko
RTL, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion

 

Denninger
ZDF, pilot for series
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion

1999 Balko
RTL, series, various episodes, 45min
production company: UFA Film und Fernsehproduktion
1998 Hamburg – Stadt in Angst
TV movie
production company: Monaco Film Hamburg
1997 Die Feuerengel
RTL, series, various episodes
production company: Monaco Film Hamburg
1996 Freunde wie wir – 3 episodes
SAT.1, series
production company: Multimedia
1995 Die Partner – 4 episodes
WDR, series
production company: Colonia Media
1994

tschäss
feature film
production company: catpics AG Zürich, Dor Film Wien, Calypso Film Cologne
* festival participation (selection)
Montreal, Saarbrücken, Solothurn,….

 

Tatort – Wiederholungstäter
90min
production company: Triluna Film Ag Zürich

1992 Marienhof – 7 episodes
ARD, series, 25min
production company: Bavaria Film GmbH
1988 Scetchhotel – 9 episodes
RTL plus, series
production company: Vulcano Filmproduktion
1986 Der Rekord
feature film
screenplay & directing
production company: HFF München, BR, SWR, DRS
* festival participation (selection)
New York, Montreal, Berlin, Venedig, Sydney, Saarbrücken,….
1984 Motel – 8 episodes
partly screenplay & directing
series
production company: SF, DRS Zurich
1982 Der Bruch
feature film
screenplay, directing & editing
 
  COMMERCIALS & IMAGE FILMS (selection)
McDonald, VW, Migros div. Spots, nescafé, Ritter Sport, acc Akut (Iris Berben), nestlé, ferrero, Bahlsen, Tchibo, Mövenpick
and other corporate & image films, trailer and credits design
  diverse SCREENPLAY DEVELOPMENT in cooperation with Rudi Burkhalter (selection)
2005 Tod in der Lochmatt (TV, crime)
Blösch (feature, after the novel “Blösch” by Beat Sterchi, published by Diogenes Verlag, Zurich)
2004 Old boys (feature, crime comedy)
Die Trauminsel (TV, comedy)
1999 Tschau, adieu, goodbye (feature film, 100min)
Ein eiskalter Plan (crime film, 90min)
Freunde von damals (crime comedy 2x90min)
1996 Die Kopie (feature film)
and many others