SILVER SHEPHERD represents the partnership of award-winning filmmakers Chris Silber and Stefan Schaefer. Combined, their writing, directing and producing credits total over twenty feature films, ten TV shows, and several original series for the web.
DAS PARADIES IN UNS - our second film written for Hamburg-based Network Movie. The film shot in Hamburg and Hawaii in April/May and will air on ZDF in October. More info HERE.
BLAUWASSERLEBEN - our third film with Hamburg-based Network Movie. It's an adaptation of Heike Dorsch's non-fiction book of the same name. The film shoots in early 2014, again with our friend Judith Kennel directing.
MY LAST DAY WITHOUT YOU
On a one-day business trip to New York, a German business executive falls in love with a singer-songwriter who exposes him to her Brooklyn world and emotions he's never experienced before.
In 1936, two young German climbers face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. As the men make the treacherous climb, journalist Luise -- Toni's childhood love -- covers the biggest story of her career. Based on a true story.
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Lowly janitors of the Almighty's imperfect system, angels living among us and performing the most mundane of tasks. Welcome to the clumsy, humorous, pathetic bureaucrats of the after- and before-life.
GOOD BYE, LENIN!
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.
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Tatort (English title: Crime Scene) is a long-running German/Austrian, former Swiss, crime television series set in various parts of Germany and Austria.
Born and raised in a German-English theater and arts background, Chris kept busy during his teens as an actor, cartoonist and music journalist. In the early 90's he studied American and French history and literature and translated American novels and screenplays for German publishers, including works by Quentin Tarantino, Joe R. Lansdale and James Cameron. 1996 marked his debut as a playwright at the Vienna Burgtheater with an adaptation of Puccini's TOSCA.
Considered one of the leading German screenwriters, Chris has written and co-written several feature films, including GOOD BYE LENIN, NORTHFACE and ARRANGED. His work for television spans sitcom headwriting, BBC docudrama and critically acclaimed episodes for Germany's leading featurelength crime series TATORT. He has held workshops on writing and visual storytelling and is a member of the German Film Academy. His directing debut, the short ICEWIND, screened at several international festivals. Chris and his family plit their time between New York City and the Tennessee Valley.
A founder of the production companies Cicala Filmworks and Silver Shepherd, Stefan's films have premiered and won awards at festivals such as Berlin, Rotterdam and SxSW, among many others, and have been successfully released theatrically, via cable outfits such as HBO and the Sundance Channel, on iTunes and DVD. He has over fifteen feature film and TV credits to his name.
An active member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), Stefan is repped by Dianne Fraser and Helena Heyman of Industry Entertainment. He graduated from Wesleyan University, and studied as a Fulbright Scholar in Europe.