OLIVER HENGST

Born in Munich, Germany, Oliver Hengst rose through the ranks of film production as Assistant Director. At age 23, Oliver was the youngest German Unit Production Manager. In 1985 he became a Line Producer for Studio Hamburg and oversaw the series TATORT. He also Line Produced for All Media on THIEVES IN THE NIGHT. He later collaborated with his father Lutz Hengst, then Head of Production at Bavaria Studios in Munich and together they Co-Produced L'ITINERAIRE D'ENFANT GATE under their own production banner Stallion Film. They also moved on to work with many Eastern European countries (then behind the iron curtain) in various co-productions, thereby establishing one of the first collaborations and Co-Production structures between the East and Germany. In 1989 Oliver became Controller for the first German Completion Bond company, Film Guarantee Gesellschaft (FGG). Films bonded include all of THE NEVER ENDING STORY series (1, 2, & 3), SCHREI AUS STEIN among others. After three years, Oliver moved on to produce under the Stallion Film banner the satirical documentary ES LEBEN UNSERE DDR and POLIZEIRUF 110.

Oliver then entered the financing arena as a Line Producer for IMF, a large budget German film fund (funding Hollywood films) working on projects such as TERMINATOR 3- Rise of the Machines, K-19, THE QUIET AMERICAN, K-PAX, WEDDING PLANNER, SLAP HER SHE'S FRENCH, THE CALLING, NURSE BETTY, BLOW DRY, THE CROW SALVATION, WHERE THE MONEY IS, amongst others. He also consulted for Intermedia on films such as BASIC and SUSPECT ZERO.

After IMF, Oliver was asked to be Managing Director of the MHF-Academy Film, a film fund formerly guaranteed by Commerz Bank and now ABN-Amro. Films which he is Executive Producer of include THE GOOD NIGHT, SOUTHLAND TALES, THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR, FIRST SNOW, FIND ME GUILTY, LAWS OF ATTRACTION, THE WENDELL BAKER STORY, WHOLE 10 YARDS, The IN-LAWS, and BALLISTIC-EKS vs. SEVER. Oliver stepped down as managing director in order to produce films directly from the United States but continues his duties for MHF-Academy as its exclusive representative.

Oliver now concentrates on financing and producing Stallion Film's own development projects such as the upcoming WICKED CITY and The 13th APOSTLE.