Helmut Metzger

Director

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Portrait Helmut Metzger

I was born in Radolfzell on Lake Constance and after graduating from High School in 1979 (German Abitur), I went to College in Freiburg/Breisgau, majoring in music (classical guitar and voice). I graduated in 1983 with a diploma as a music teacher.

After that, I started an internship with a Film Production Company in Wiesbaden and went to Acting School Genzmer simultaneously. The next two years, I was an actor with Volkskomoedie Wiesbaden.

In the following years, I worked my way up to the top in the film industry. I was not only a Set Unit Manager, but also a First AD (six years) and a Production Manager.

I have been a Director since 1995. Since then, I have directed approximately forty Movies of the Week and approximately 100 episodes for various TV Series, such as “Alarm für Cobra 11”, “Um Himmels Willen”, “Die Verbrechen des Prof. Capellari” and “Agathe kann’s nicht lassen”.

I have worked on many productions around the world … in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Turkey, Canada, Kenya and Egypt. In Europe I have worked in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria and England.

I am currently working on several new episodes of the TV Movie series

“Katie Fforde”, which I have been directing since 2011 in Upstate New York and Boston, Massachusetts.

Filmography

2011 – 2014

Katie Fforde, ZDF, Series of TV Movies

Martha tanzt (Martha is Dancing)
Eine Liebe in New York (A Love in New York)

Wie Feuer und Wasser
(Like Fire and Water)
Geschenkte Jahre (My Life Hereafter)
Ein Teil von dir (A Part of You)
Sommer der Wahrheit
(Summer of Truth)
Sprung ins Glück (Happiness is a Horse)
Diagnose Liebe (Diagnosis Love)

 

2013

Rosamunde Pilcher, ZDF, Series of TV Movies

Alte Herzen rosten nicht (Old Hearts Don’t Rust)

 

2012

Wiedersehen in Malaysia, ARD, TV Movie
(Reencounter in Malaysia)

 

2011

Mein Herz in Malaysia, ARD, TV Movie
(My Heart in Malaysia)

 

2011-2012

Forsthaus Falkenau, ZDF, TV Series
(Falkenau: Forester’s Lodge)
various episodes

2010

Mordkommission Istanbul, ARD, TV Series
(Homicide Squad Istanbul)
In deiner Hand (In Your Hands)

 

2009

Geld.Macht.Liebe, ARD, TV Series
(Money. Power. Love)
various episodes

2009

Ein Strauß voll Glück, ARD, TV Movie
(A Bouquet of Happiness)

 

2002-2008

„Um Himmels Willen, ARD, TV Series
(For God’s Sake)
various episodes

 

2008

Eine Liebe im Zeichen des Drachen, ARD, TV Movie
(Love in the Sign of the Dragon)

 

2007

Niete zieht Hauptgewinn, ARD, TV Movie
(Loser hits the Jackpot)

 

2007

Zwei Herzen und ein Edelweiß, ARD, TV Movie
(Love in the Sign of the Dragon)

 

2007

Liebe auf den dritten Blick, ARD, TV Movie
(Love at Third Sight)

 

2005-2006

„Agathe kann’s nicht lassen!“ (Agatha Can’t Stop It), ARD, TV Series

Das Mörderspiel (Game of Murder)
Alles oder nichts (Everything or Nothing)
Mord mit Handicap (Murder with Handicap)
Die Tote im Bootshaus (The Dead Lady in the Boathouse)
Mord im Kloster (Murder in the Monestary)

 

2006

Aszendent Liebe, ARD, TV Movie
(Ascendent Love)

 

2005

Tatort (Crime Scene), ARD, TV Series

Freischwimmer (Swimming Certificate)

 

2005

Ein Luftikus zum Verlieben, ARD, TV Movie
(A Loveable Happy-Go-Lucky Guy)

 

2004

Judith Kemp, ARD, TV Movie

 

2004

Ein Gauner Gottes, ARD, TV Movie
(God’s Crook)

 

2003

In der Höhle der Löwin
(In the Lioness Den)

 

2003

Vollweib sucht Halbtagsmann, ARD, TV Movie
(Full-Time Woman looking for Part-Time Man)

 

2002

Einspruch für die Liebe, ARD, TV Movie

 

1999-2001

„Die Verbrechen des Prof. Capellari“ (The Crimes of Prof. Capellari), ZDF, TV Series

Falsche Freunde (False Friends)
Tod in der Fremde (Death Away From Home)
Tote schweigen nicht (Death Away From Home)
In eigener Sache (Dead Men Don’t Talk)
Brennende Herzen (Flaming Hearts)

 

2001

Ich pfeif auf schöne Männer, ARD, TV Movie
(To Hell with Pretty Men)

 

2001

Marga Engel schlägt zurück, ARD, TV Movie
(Marga Engel Strikes Back)

 

2000

Die Motorrad-Cops, RTL, TV Series
(Motorcycle Cops)
various episodes

 

1999

Der Kapitän, ZDF, TV Movie
(The Captain) 

1998-1999

Alarm für Cobra 11, RTL, TV Series
(Alarm for Cobra 11)
various episodes

 

1997

Schwarz greift ein, SAT1, TV Series
(Schwarz Interferes)
various episodes

 

1997

Wilde Zeiten, ZDF, TV Series
(Wild Days)
various episodes

 

1995

Die Sängerknaben, ARD, TV Series
(Boys’ Choir)
various episodes

 

1995

Die Wache, RTL, TV Series
(Police Station)
one episode

On Location