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Janus Metz

Born 1974, Denmark. MA in Communication and International Development Studies from Roskilde University.

Has worked as a researcher on documentary film projects. Metz lived in Johannesburg for one year (2002-03), working on a South African drama series, Soul City. The stay inspired him to make his debut film, the documentary Township Boys (2006).

Also in 2006, he produced the programme Eventyrerne/Clandestine for the national broadcaster DR, which follows a group of illegal African migrants through Sahara on their way to Europe. Fra Thailand til Thy/Love on Delivery (2008), recipient of two GuldDok awards at CPH:DOX and selected for IDFA's Silver Wolf programme, is Metz' first film about Thai women and their pursuit of a Danish husband.

Succeeding this is Fra Thy til Thailand/Ticket to Paradise (2008), selected for IDFA's Reflecting Images: Panorama, and honoured with a Special Mention at CPH:DOX. Armadillo won the Grand Prize at Cannes Critics' Week.

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Selected filmography

see also: Directors, Scriptwriters
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