Jan Hinrik Drevs | DIRECTORJunges Deutschland - Trailer
Jan Hinrik Drevs | DIRECTOR
Junges Deutschland - Trailer


Ballett Tänzerin

McDonald's Happy Meal


Uwe Agency

About You

Alle Farben



Aktion Mensch

New Closeness

Aktion Mensch






Kinder Überraschung


Aktion Mensch


Aktion Mensch





Helena vs Peter

Kinder Überraschung




15 Jahre Kolle Rebbe

Junges Deutschland



Akte Ex


Cold Cinema







Mr. Pilipenko


about jan hinrik drevs

jan hinrik studied general rhetoric, roman philology and political science at the universities of tübingen and hamburg. during his studies he worked freelance for the ndr (north german broadcast channel) and received a scholarship for the „broadcasting and film“ masters program at the san francisco state university with the main focus: direction.
jan hinrik has worked as a free author and director since 1998.
various, prize-winning documentary works for television and cinema, such as "mr. pilipenko and his submarine" which ran successfully on different national and international festivals developed under his direction. underdogs was his first film feature.

He was in charge of over 30 documentaries for TV and cinema, several feature films and advertising commercials. Jan Hinrik was invited to many well known festivals ( like Yamagata, Montreal, Edinburgh and won prizes like silver lion in Cannes.
His last TV series "The colors of China" , where he had 130 days of shoot in China is aired since 2022 at Arte.

Jan hinrik lives with his family near hamburg.

filmography jan hinrik drevs


milka "tender words 2.0", 24frames, ogilvy & mather hamburg
McDonalds happy meal "recycling books", e+p films, scholz & friends
Kinder Ü-Ei, anqer frankfurt,
Tchibo "nichts, kolle rebbe
uwe agentur "uwe film", imagefilm
lidl "du hast die wahl", schokolade, glück (b)
about you "alle farben", about you gmbh, wynken, blynken & nod
kinder überraschungsei, rabbicorn, zgh
aktion mensch tvc "schach", tempomedia, kolle rebbe
aktion mensch tvc "neue nähe", tempomedia, kolle rebbe
bonprix, cobblestone, jvm
targobank, filmdeluxe, saatchi & saatchi
aktion mensch, "begegnungen" online + cinema + tv, tempomedia, kolle rebbe
aktion mensch, "shopping" + "eventuell", tvc, tempomedia, kolle rebbe
protonet, tempomedia, kolle rebbe
nivea "mothersday", sterntag, fcb hamburg
mare tv - barbados
tchibo - kindergiewende, imagefilm + online, blmfilm, icoo.me

film, feature, documentary:

Balance of the 5 elements.
(94 min.) Documentary, Director, writer.
Production: Gebrueder Beetz Film (Germany), Making Movies (New Zealand), CICC (China). Producer 2017 - 2020.
Cinema release October 2022.

Hairhunter, true-Crime Serie in Entwicklung (konzept)

Morden im Norden - Unter der Gürtellinie (writer)
(45 min.) TV series, ARD 2022
production: ndf, Munich
in production August 2022

Morden im Norden - Der Trupp (writer)
(45 min.) TV series, ARD 2022
production: ndf, Munich

the colors of china
(5x43 min) documentatary series, director, writer
production: Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion, Making Movies, CICC.
Arte TV, Germany / France. On Arte Feb. 2022

Morden im Norden - Harte Kerle (writer)
(45 min.) TV series, ARD 2021
production: ndf, Munich

Morden im Norden - Blitzerkrieg (writer)
(45 min.) TV series, ARD 2020
production: ndf, Munich

mare tv - dorset (southengland)
arte - hafenstädte / meeresstädte

ard - heiter bis tödlich
5 x trailer , production: sterntag | hamburg
- director

mare tv - sweden/åland
mare tv - bahamas
mare tv - brasil/rio

2012 - 2013
junges deutschland
documentary, 90 min., production: c-films
- script and direction

wacken 3d - louder than hell
cinema documentary, 90min., production: jump-seat, wüste film, arte, director: norbert heitker
- script

der schimmelreiter
cinema - feature film, shoot in 2014,
- script

1000 places to see
tv-feature film,
- script

2001 - 2012
mare tv – ndr reports:
‚algarve’, ‚nord-ostsee-kanal’, ‚am kap der guten hoffnung’, monsterkrabben im polarmeer’, ’alaska - auf der wasserstraße der goldgräber’, ‚mauritius’ and more...
each 45 min., production: nonfictionplanet, hamburg
- script and direction

sitz! hundetraining im frauenknast
documentary, 60 min., production: queequeg film, dir: anne thoma
- producer and script

die schönsten opern aller zeiten
documentary series 10 x 30 min, production: signed media hamburg (zdf + 3sat)
- concept, script and direction of reenactments

schlegl sucht die wahrheit
documentary series 2 x 45 min., production: norddeutscher rundfunk (ndr)
- concept, script and direction of reenactments

2006 - 2008
cinema feature film, 90 min., coproduction: wüstefilm hamburg, ndr, arte
- script and direction

europas erbe – die großen dramatiker
documentary series 10 x 45 min, production: mme berlin, broadcast: arte / swr and zdf
- script and direction of reenactments

herr pilipenko und sein u-boot
cinema - documentaty, 90 min, production: nonfictionplanet, coproduction arte / ndr
- script and direction, co-author: rené harder

eremitage – palast der katzen
360°- geo tv report, 52 min., production: medienkontor, broadcast: arte / wdr
- script and direction

paco pacos - die schrottautos vom amazonas
360°- geo tv report, 52 min., production: medienkontor, broadcast: arte / wdr
- script and direction

mit flügeln über den ärmelkanal
stern-tv report, 45 min.
- script and direction

dogsworld – der hund das intelligente wesen
documentary, 45 min., ard, production: mme hamburg
- script and direction

caffé trieste - nostalgia dei sensi
documentary, 30 min. pbs san francisco, production: babel productions san francisco
- script and direction

awards jan hinrik drevs


adc 2017 - silver: branded content, silver: dialogue bradcast, bronce: online film, bronce: short movie, commendation: directing, commendation: integrated communication - aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
new york festival world´s best advertising - silver: public service announcements - aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
spotlight 2017 - bronce: digital campaign - aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
klappe 2017 - bronce: digital formats - aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
deutscher digital award 2017 - silver: branded content - aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
fach jury award 2017 - bronce: aktion mensch e.v. 'neue nähe'
lead awards 2016 - campaign of the year: aktion mensch e.v. - 'nähe'
adc 2016 - 3 silver, nails 3 bronce nails and 3 awards: aktion mensch e.v. 'begegnungen' campaign
lead awards 2016 - gold: aktion mensch e.v. 'begegnungen' campaign
effi 2016 - silver: doing good - aktion mensch e.v. 'begegnungen' campaign
adc 2016 - silver: branded content, silver - pr, silver - promotion b2c, bronce - movie/special format, bronce - cast, bronce - dialogue marketing, commendation - cinema/spot, commendation: director
die klappe 2016: gold - pr, bronce - cinema
cannes 2016: silver lion - film: protonet 'how china are you?'
lia awards 2015: bronce - online film: protonet 'how china are you?'
adc 2010: silver - movie imagefilm, bronce - internetmovie, commendation - cast:
15 jahre kolle rebbe
die klappe 2010: silver - trailer, bronce - director: die schönsten opern aller zeiten

also jan won miscellaneous awards at 'art directors club', 'die klappe', 'social media award', 'spotlight', 'epica', 'mobius award' and some more...

feature film

'german independence award', audience award filmfest oldenburg 2007
'montblanc script award 2007, filmfest hamburg 2007
nomination, 'norddeutscher filmpreis 2007, category best feature film
nomination, 'otto sprenger award 2007


Balance of the 5 Elements

Best Cinematography, best Editing NZL at DOC EDGE Festival 2022,
New Zealand

Mr. Pilipenko and his submarine
'citizen prize 2007', yamagata international documentary film festival
'nesnadny + schwartz film award 2007' best international documentary cleveland, intl. film festival, usa
'intermedia-globe-silver-award 2007' world media festival in hamburg
opening film at contact international documentary film festival 2007
nomination ,norddeutscher filmpreis 2006’, category best documentary
nomination ‚grand prix international for documentary 2006’ monte carlo festival
further international filmfestivals:
montreal (competition), taiwan (competition), edinburgh (competition), jerusalem, munich, goteborg, philadelphia, u.a.

Patrouille Suisse
hugo-Junkers-Award 2002 for the best TV production on aviation subject

monsterkrabben im polarmeer/ Super Crabs in the arctic Ocean

axel springer award 2002 for the best TV Journalism

Berlin Film Festival "Talent 2006"

caffé trieste
first frame award 1993 - film festival californian state universities in l.a.


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