About Tom Lass

Born in 1983 in Munich. Didn’t study anything. Started acting at the Age of 15 in 1999. Since 2005 he became active behind the camera first as a production assistant and driver, then unit- and location manager and eventually first A.D. He then made a big leap with his first, improvised low budget feature, PAPA GOLD (2011): it was nominated for the Max-Ophüls-Award and the First Steps Award and won, amongst others, the Association of German Film Critics Award at the Achtung Berlin festival. He followed it in 2013 with another low budget feature, KAPTN OSKAR, which took the top award at the Oldenburg Film Festival and its lead actress Martina Schöne-Radunski taking home the Seymour Cassel Award. His 3rd feature UGLY & BLIND is a collaboration with ZDF and premiered at the International Filmfest Munich where it won the FIPRESCI International Critics Award and later the Ensemble Award in Oldenburg. In the following years Lass directed 3 Episodes for the Teenage-Series DRUCK, which enjoys great success among young audiences online and he is currently writing his next feature and shooting an anthology serial drama. He lives and works in Berlin.

Projects as director

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2020Liebe. Jetzt!Limited series, ZDFneo [de]MultipleStudio Zentral
2019DruckTV Series, Funk [de], ZDFneo [de]MultipleBantry Bay Productions GmbH
2019Max Prosa - HollywoodMusic VideoTom LassAnderthalb Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2015Ugly & BlindFeature FilmTom LassSHPN3 Filmproduktion - Schuchert Scharpen GbR [de]
2012Achtung Berlin Festival - Mit Liebe gemachtTrailerMultipleFilmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (formerly HFF Konrad Wolf) [de]
2011Kaptn OskarFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]
2009Papa GoldFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]

Film projects in other capacities

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YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
2015Ugly & BlindFeature FilmTom LassSHPN3 Filmproduktion - Schuchert Scharpen GbR [de]screenwriter
2015Ugly & BlindFeature FilmTom LassSHPN3 Filmproduktion - Schuchert Scharpen GbR [de]co-producer
2011Kaptn OskarFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]producer
2011Kaptn OskarFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]unit production manager
2011Vorsprechen (WT)Short Film, arteMoritz KrämerDeutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)set manager/ floor manager
2009Papa GoldFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]unit production manager
2009Papa GoldFeature FilmTom LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]producer
2009Beach BoyShort FilmHannes HirschMilieu Film Produktion [de]casting director
2008Them BrakesShort FilmJakob LassLass Bros Filmproduktion [de]unit production manager + 1. Aufnahmeleiter
2007Die Rote und Zora (WT)Short FilmBiene PilavciDeutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)assistant production manager

Film awards

YearFilmAwardCategory 
2018Ugly & BlindPreis der dt. Filmkritik 2017Bester SchnittNominated
2017Ugly & BlindFilmfest MünchenFörderpreis RegieNominated
2017Ugly & BlindFilmfest MünchenFörderpreis ProduktionNominated
2017Ugly & BlindFilmfest MünchenFörderpreis DrehbuchNominated
2017Ugly & BlindFilmfest MünchenFipresci PreisWinner
2017Ugly & BlindFilmfest OldenburgIndependentNominated
2017Ugly & BlindDeutscher Regiepreis - MetropolisBeste Regie Debüt / NachwuchsNominated
2017Ugly & BlindFILMZ Mainz1. Platz SpielfilmWinner
2017Ugly & BlindCinePalium Fest [it]Spione d'argento - Bester FilmWinner
2017Ugly & BlindCinePalium Fest [it]Confindustria AwardWinner
2013Kaptn OskarMax Ophüls Preis 2013SpielfilmNominated
2013Kaptn OskarOldenburger FilmfestivalGerman Independence Award – Bester Deutscher FilmWinner
2013Kaptn OskarKinofest LünenPreis der Schülerjury 16+Winner
2013Kaptn OskarSnowdance Independent Film FestivalSnowdance Independent FilmawardWinner
2011Papa GoldFirst Step Award 2011Abendfüllender SpielfilmNominated

Basic data

NationalityCzech, U.S.-American
LanguagesCzech English German Spanish
Experience abroadEastern Europe: Rumania
Southern Europe: Spain
LicencesB (car) [eu]
Immediate working areaBerlin
1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Berlin
Accommodation possibilitiesMunich
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