Spot Festival

From "Armadillo" to "True Detective", Q&A with Janus Metz


(INT) Listen to Janus Metz tell about his road to the director’s chair on the HBO-series True Detective and about the difference of observing Danish soldiers at war in Afghanistan and directing stars such as Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams in one of the most hyped American television series in recent times. Metz will show clips from his own productions as well as from the first season of True Detective.


Q&A: Janus Metz: With the war documentary Armadillo (2010), director Janus Metz won the Grand Prix of the acclaimed critics programme, Semaine de la Critique, at the Cannes Film Festival. In January 2015, Metz directed an episode of the critically acclaimed HBO series True Detective.


Fredrik Sølberg (SPOT Film Curator)
Frederik Sølberg is a TV producer, director, musician as well as curator of SPOT Film. He has a Master’s Degree in Film Science and has previously worked as editorial director at Metronome Productions. In 2014 he directed CPH:DOX’s official trailer, and he is currently working on a documentary about the Danish artist Dinner as well as a music video for Choir Of Young Believers. Frederik is living in Berlin and works as a freelancer for various international as well as Danish production companies.