Florian Opitz is a freelance documentary filmmaker, author and journalist. He was born in Saarbruecken, Germany 1973. Florian studied history, psychology and English at the universities of Cologne and Heidelberg and graduated as M.A.
Since 1998 Florian has been working as a freelance filmmaker and journalist for several European TV stations, amongst others, for ARD, ARTE and ZDF. Florian so far has made SEVERAL political documentaries, mainly about globalisation related subjects, and historical documentaries, next to films about Jack Kerouac, Charles de Gaulle, Naomi Klein, the history of the skinhead-movement and several more. He is a director and writer, known for The Big Sellout (2007), Speed: In Search of Lost Time (2012) and 24 Hours Berlin (2009).
Since 2000 he is working on a doctors thesis in German History. Florian has been teaching documentary film classes in different German universities.