Weitere Namen
Oliver D. Berben (Weiterer Name)
Director, Assistant director, Screenplay, Producer
München

Biography

Oliver Berben was born in Munich on August 29, 1971. Before starting his career as a producer and director, he studied electrical and aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. However, he did not finish his studies, but instead worked as a production assistant and production manager on commercial film productions. Between 1985 and 1995, Berben was assistant director on various television films before founding the production company MOOVIE the art of entertainment GmbH in Berlin in 1996 together with director Carlo Rola, which merged with Constantin Film AG, then headed by Bernd Eichinger, in 1999.   

Since then, Berben has produced more than 200 television series and TV and feature films, working with a large number of renowned directors and actors. His projects also include the television crime series "Rosa Roth," broadcast by ZDF from 1994 to 2013, in which his mother Iris Berben played the leading role - as she did in many other of his productions.  

In the course of his career, he produced a great number of acclaimed productions, many of which were very successful with audiences, including the feature film "Sass," (2001) starring Ben Becker and Jürgen Vogel as a notorious pair of burglars, the miniseries "Die Patriarchin" (2005), starring Iris Berben, which won the "Goldene Kamera" for best TV movie, and the feature film "Elementarteilchen" ("Atomized", 2006), directed by Oskar Roehler. Oliver Berben produced and also directed the SAT.1 TV movie "Teufelsweib" ("The Beast", again with his mother in the title role) in 2000.   

In addition to lavish TV productions such as the ZDF three-parter "Krupp - Eine deutsche Familie" ("Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace", 2009, directed by Oskar Roehler) and "Das Adlon. Eine Familiensaga" (2012), the two-parter "Das Sacher. In bester Gesellschaft" (2016) and the streaming series "Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo" ("We Children from Bahnhof Zoo", 2021), his filmography also includes numerous major theatrical productions such as the historical film "Die Päpstin" ("Pope Joan", 2009) directed by Sönke Wortmann, Oskar Roehler's "Quellen des Lebens" ("Sources of Life", 2012), the comedy "Irre sind männlich" (2014) starring Fahri Yardim and Milan Peschel, the film adaptation of Charlotte Roche's bestseller "Schoßgebete" ("Lap Prayers", 2014), for which Berben also wrote the screenplay, Roman Polanski's black comedy "Der Gott des Gemetzels" ("Carnage", FR/US/PL/ES/DE 2011) with a top-class cast including Jodie Foster and Kate Winslet, or Marc Rothemund's tragicomedy "Dieses bescheuerte Herz" (2017) with Elyas M'Barek as an irresponsible twenty-something, who is ordered by his father, a heart specialist, to take care of a teenager with a serious heart condition.   

From 2016 to 2019, Berben also co-produced 22 episodes of the U.S. Netflix fantasy series "Shadowhunters" about teenager Clary Fray, who learns she is a Shadowhunter. He was also involved in the Netflix series "Resident Evil" (2021- ) as a co-producer.  

From January 2009, Berben was a managing director at Constantin Film Produktion GmbH. Since January 2021, Berben has been Deputy Chairman of the Management Board of Constantin Film AG and heads the TV, Entertainment & Digital Media division.  

Filmography

2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2021/2022
  • Executive producer
2020/2021
  • Executive producer
2020/2021
  • Executive producer
2020/2021
  • Executive producer
2021
  • Executive producer
2020
  • Executive producer
2017-2020
  • Producer
2020
  • Executive producer
2018/2019
  • Producer
2018/2019
  • Executive producer
2018/2019
  • Co-Producer
2017/2018
  • Producer
2017/2018
  • Executive producer
2017/2018
  • Story
  • Executive producer
2016/2017
  • Executive producer
2015-2017
  • Executive producer
2016/2017
  • Producer
2016/2017
  • Executive producer
2016/2017
  • Executive producer
2015/2016
  • Executive producer
2016
  • Producer
2015/2016
  • Producer
2016
  • Screenplay
  • Producer
2015
  • Executive producer
2014/2015
  • Executive producer
2014/2015
  • Producer
2014/2015
  • Executive producer
2014
  • Producer
2013/2014
  • Executive producer
2013/2014
  • Screenplay
  • Producer
2013/2014
  • Executive producer
2013/2014
  • Producer
2014/2015
  • Producer
2011/2012
  • Producer
2011/2012
  • Co-Producer
2011/2012
  • Producer
2011/2012
  • Producer
2011/2012
  • Producer
2012
  • Producer
2011
  • Producer
2010/2011
  • Co-Producer
2009-2011
  • Producer
2011
  • Producer
2009/2010
  • Producer
2009/2010
  • Producer
2008/2009
  • Producer
2008/2009
  • Co-Producer
2008/2009
  • Producer
2008/2009
  • Producer
2006/2007
  • Producer
2006/2007
  • Executive producer
2005/2006
  • Producer
2006
  • Producer
2005/2006
  • Producer
2004/2005
  • Producer
2003/2004
  • Producer
2004
  • Producer
2002
  • Executive producer
2001/2002
  • Producer
2001/2002
  • Producer
2000/2001
  • Producer
2000
  • Director
1999/2000
  • Producer
1999
  • Producer
1998
  • Producer
1997
  • Producer
1997
  • Producer
1996/1997
  • Producer
1996
  • Assistant director
1995/1996
  • Assistant director
1995/1996
  • Assistant director
1994/1995
  • Assistant director
1994
  • Assistant director
1992/1993
  • Assistant director