Chris SILBER - Writer, Director, Showrunner, Producer
is a bilingual writer and filmmaker raised in London and Berlin and based in the US since 2008. He is an International Emmy winner and has worked on numerous successful films worldwide – most notably the Golden Globe and Bafta nominated Goodbye Lenin, critically acclaimed Alpine drama North Face, Sound Of Music-inspired biopic The Von Trapp Family and the inspirational New York romance "My Last Day Without You", which he also co-produced. Screen International has called Silber "one of Europe's hottest screenwriters".
In Germany, Silber's films and TV shows have broken audience records. His latest theatrical release, the best-seller adaptation "I'm Off Then", was seen by over 2 million viewers.
© 2013 Chris Silber
His 2016 crime episode Tatort: Swan Lake was the most watched German TV program of the year. Silber is currently developing feature film for LA-based Passage Pictures. In the UK, he recently co-wrote Private View with playwright Peter Nichols and upcoming romantic comedy Feeling Punjabi for producer Vijay Amritrage. Silber has extensive experience as a playwright for renowned stages such as the Vienna Burgtheater. His musical "Knocking On Heavens Door" collaborating with Grammy winner Alex Geringas opened in several countries in 2018.
Recently his mini-series "Balaton Residence" (ZDF) has won the Silver World Medal for International TV at the New York Festivals in 2018. In 2019 his mini-series Walpurgisnacht was a great success at the German Public Broadcasting Network ZDF.
Shooting in 2020:
Feature Film, USA - Director Charles Shyer,
Produced by Passage Films, Los Angeles
Screenplay by Chris Silber
"Untitled 1940s Series"
USA - Produced by Blitz Films, Los Angeles
Chris Silber - Creator & Showrunner
Feature film credits include:
2017 Balaton Residence
2016 Rivals Forever - The Adidas & Puma Story
2015 I'm Off Then
2015 The Von Trapp Family - A Life Of Music
2014 The Butterfly, The Harp And The Timepiece
2011 My Last Day Without You
2010 Young Goethe In Love
2010 The Albanian
2010 Devil's Kickers
2009 Mein Kampf - Hitler's Young Years
2008 North Face
2007 Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution
2003 Good Bye, Lenin!
Based on a true story, "North Face" is a suspenseful adventure film about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. Set in 1936, as Nazi propaganda urges the nations Alpinists to conquer the unclimbed north face of the Swiss massif — the Eiger — two reluctant German climbers begin their daring ascent.
"My Last Day Without You". Chris Silber: Producer, Screenplay.
"Good Bye, Lenin!". Co-Writer Chris Silber. In 1990, to protect his fragile mother from a fatal shock after a long coma, a young man must keep her from learning that her beloved nation of East Germany as she knew it has disappeared.
"Banklady". Co-Writer Chris Silber. The sudden transformation of a lower middle class woman who falls in love with a bank robber and soon becomes one herself.
"Rivals Forever - The Sneaker Battle (Die Dasslers)". Co-Writer Chris Silber. In the 1920s, two German brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler, launch a sports shoe company but grow steadily farther apart. With the rise of the Nazi regime, the siblings become rivals,each founding his own, competing sneaker company — Adidas and Puma.
"A Day For A Miracle" (German "Das Wunder von Kärnten") - TV-movie. Script by Chris Silber, Thorsten Wettcke. International Emmy-Award.
"I'm Off Then" - Official Trailer. Co-Writer Chris Silber based on the best-selling novel of Hape Kerkeling.