"In den vergangenen Jahren ist in mir ein positiver Leidensdruck gewachsen, der von mir verlangt, stärker in den ganzheitlichen Prozess des Filmschaffens einzufließen. Ich will den deutschen Film, die deutsche Serie selbstbewusst, gerne vorlaut, auch international mit bewegen, dabei neue Perspektiven erkunden und durchaus radikalen Anstrengungen aussetzen. Neue Ufer erreichen wir da, wo wir uns trauen, die festgeglaubten Gräben zu übersteigen. Dabei schöpfen wir aus den interkulturellen Lebensläufen in unseren Reihen, die wir auf unsere filmische Reise mitnehmen. Wir wollen würdige, neue Gefährten sein in einer Landschaft von wunderbaren Filmemachern, wobei man/frau von uns erwarten darf, die Freiheit der Kunst mutig zu interpretieren, dabei relevant und erst recht aber sehenswert zu sein." - Fahri Yardim
studied Documentary Film, Political Science, and Journalism in Hamburg and London. From 2004 to 2010, he produced and directed several documentaries, music videos, and short films, including for German TV-station NDR, ZDF, and Arte, while also working as development producer for various companies in London, Hamburg, and Berlin. From 2011 to 2014, he worked as producer and head of development for Milbrook Pictures in Berlin and Zurich. During that time, he founded the screenwriter scholarship program "SCHOLARtreat" and the "Milbrook Writers Award" as part of the Hof Film Festival. Since then, he made several movies, including THE NIGHTMARE with Christian Springer and was one of the leading producers of the film adaptation of Martin Suter's bestseller THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (2015). Simultaneously with CURVEBALL by Johannes Naber, Amir Hamz and Bon Voyage Films worked on the documentary series FAHRI SUCHT DAS GLÜCK ("Fahri's pursuit of happiness") for German broadcaster ProSieben and shot the dramedy-series AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES UBER FAHRERS ("Diary of an Uber driver") for streaming platform Joyn in Hamburg.
Christian Springer has been involved in numerous successful films and mini-series productions for both movies and TV since the beginning of his career in 1994, including Stefan Ruzowitzky's THE COUNTERFEITERS (2007), which won the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Grobler´s LESSONS OF A DREAM, starring Daniel Brühl, as well as CHIKO and BLUTZBRÜDAZ (Blood Brothers) by director Özgür Yildirim. As line producer and executive producer at Fatih Akin's production companies Corazon International and Bombero International, he worked on several award-winning films, among them THE CUT, SOUL KITCHEN, and THE EDGE OF HEAVEN, all directed by Fatih Akin. In addition to his role as producer of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON and THE NIGHTMARE, Christian Springer also took part in the making of Christan Alvart's film version of Tatort, TSCHILLER - OFF DUTY, starring Til Schweiger, as line producer and the mini-series Bad Banks by Christian Schwochow as production manager. Simultaneously with CURVEBALL by Johannes Naber, Amir Hamz and Bon Voyage Films worked on the documentary series FAHRI SUCHT DAS GLÜCK ("Fahri's pursuit of happiness") for German broadcaster ProSieben and shot the dramedy-series AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES UBER FAHRERS ("Diary of an Uber driver") for streaming platform Joyn in Hamburg.
Fahri Yardim has become one of Germany's biggest movie stars, while his regular appearances as chief inspector Yalcin Gümmer on long-running German crime procedural Tatort alongside Til Schweiger made him a household name with German TV audiences. He has been Schweiger's partner on Tatort - Hamburg since 2013. Fahri Yardim proved his talents in Özgür Yildirim´s film debut CHIKO (2008), a huge hit at the Berlin International Film Festival, and ALMANYA - WELCOME TO GERMANY(2010), another Berlinale favorite. Fans of Till Schweiger productions, meanwhile, will know him from RABBIT WITHOUT EARS (2007) and other German box-office successes. The 36-year-old defies any kind of stereotype, his versatility evident in the wide range of roles he takes on: from KEBAP CONNECTION (2004), which received the German Film Award, to the TV-drama MOGADISCHU (2008), as well as the international film adaptation of Noah Gordon's bestselling novel THE PHYSICIAN (2013) alongside Sir Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgård or the German hit series Jerks (2017-2019) with Christian Ulmen. In 2018, he co-starred in the Netflix series Dogs of Berlin. Johannes Naber's CURVEBALL was his first work as producer. While working on CURVEBALL, Yardim and Bon Voyage Films produced the documentary series FAHRI SUCHT DAS GLÜCK ("Fahri's pursuit of happiness")for German broadcaster ProSieben and shot the dramedy-series AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES UBER-FAHRERS ("Diary of an Uber Driver") for streaming platform Joyn in Hamburg.
Sandra Buchta has an M.A. in French and American Literature, and a degree in Film Criticism from the University of Television and Film Munich. She worked as a film critic and literary scout. In 2005, she joined 'German Films' where she promoted German productions at international film festivals. In 2009, she started her own business as a story consultant and worked on numerous award-winning short films and documentaries such as LUCKY SEVEN by Claudia Heindel (Gold Mikeldi Bilbao). From 2012-2018 Sandra designed and curated the international script development program RACCONTI with a special focus on writers' rooms. In this process, she collaborated with mentors like Emma Frost of John Yorke. Since 2016, she works as a screenwriter, often in collaboration with international co-writers. In spring 2019, Sandra joined Bon Voyage Films. She is responsible for development & acquisitions. One of her first projects was the series AUS DEM TAGEBUCH EINES UBER-FAHRERS (AT) that she developed with writer Georg Lippert and director Julian Pörksen.
Letizia Lange, born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1987, studied Media and Communication Management at Stuttgart University. Following her graduation, she worked as a Junior PR Manager in Berlin, responsible for a number of fashion and lifestyle clients. Moving on to the film industry in 2014 as a production coordinator, she managed several productions for cinema and TV (DIE RESTE MEINES LEBENS, DIMITRIOS SCHULZE, FREMDE TOCHTER among others), while also supervising the festival exploitation of Andreas Dresen's AS WE WERE DREAMING and STOPPED ON TRACK. Since 2017, she works for Bon Voyage Films.
Johannes Jancke was born in 1990 in Braunschweig, Germany. After graduating from high-school and interning at e.g. ARTE in Straßburg, he started to study film-producing at the Filmacademy Baden-Wu?rttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He focused on "International Producing", took part in UCLA's Masterclass: Hollywood, and was awarded with a scholarship of the VFF ("Collective of Film and TV Producers"). Both of his diploma movies WE ARE THE TIDE and 24 WEEKS are feature film co-productions with German television channels and regional film funds. 24 WEEKS premiered in Competition at the 66th Berlinale (2016), was shown at more than 70 national and international film festivals and received the German Film Award (Silver) in 2017. From 2016 to 2019 he worked at Riva Film in Hamburg and produced (among many other projects) the international co-production SIBEL which premiered in Locarno in 2018. He currently works as a producer for Bon Voyage Films. He's a member of the European Film Academy (EFA).
Cara Sander was born in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1995. In 2013 she moved to the United States to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management and her Master's degree in