The Amazing Film Company / Production Company


The Amazing Film Company (TAF) have been focusing on developing, producing and exploiting international cinema and TV productions across all genres from elaborate screen adaptations of classics and bestsellers, to comedies and entertaining family movies, to political and sophisticated cinematic dramas.

The company was founded by Thomas Peter Friedl, longtime member of the Executive Board of Constantin Film AG and former CEO of UFA Cinema and X – Filme creative pool founder and CEO Stefan Arndt.

Some of the cinema productions are e.g. the thriller COLD HELL, directed by Academy Award-winner Stefan Ruzowitzky (Anatomy, The Counterfeiters). The thriller series INTRIGO, co-produced with Enderby Entertainment and directed by Daniel Alfredson. The trilogy includes the feature films DEATH OF AN AUTHOR, starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Benno Fürmann, SAMARIA and DEAR AGNES and is based on the million bestselling novels by Swedish author Hakan Nesser. Or the romantic cinema comedy RATE YOUR DATE (directed by David Dietl). A modern, cheeky cinema comedy that unites some of the most interesting and impressive young actors in Germany: Alicia von Rittberg, Marc Benjamin, Edin Hasanovic and Nilam Farooq.

In addition to the feature film projects, TAF has also been developing and producing streaming series since 2020, such as the current 6-part high-end thriller series SHADOWTOWER based on the novel of the same name by Peter Grandl with Heiner Lauterbach, Klaus Steinbacher, Désirée Nosbusch and Milena Tscharntke in the main roles.

In preparation are the feature film project BALANCING ACT (AT), a romantic comedy inspired by the novel “Surf Mama” by Wilma Johnson and the high-end thriller streaming series DECODE based on the scripts by Christian Limmer (Oktoberfest).

The TV productions of The Amazing Film Company include the streaming series “DER BEISCHLÄFER”, which is already running on Prime Video in its 2nd season. The adventures about the deputy lay judge Charlie Menzinger (Markus Stoll aka Harry G) and his judge Julia Kellermann (Lisa Bitter), directed by Sebastian Sorger, were praised by press and audience alike.

In 2022, The Amazing Film Company shot the first Prime Video Original Christmas series, “PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS”, directed by Sebastian Sorger. The leading roles are Timur Bartels, Valerie Huber, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Esther Schweins, Wayne Carpendale, Lena Meckel, Elena Uhlig and Matthias Komm.

The short film “ALIEN SHOPPER”, developed and produced by TAF, was presented to a wide audience in a large-scale social media campaign for the European Inventor Award from the European Patent Office.

Our Amazing Team

Thomas Peter Friedl

CEO / Producer


Bettina Bartl


Manu S. Scheidt

Line Producer


Team Production

Cornel Babel


Jasmin Thatenhorst



Rate Your Date

(DVD, Video on demand)

Death Of An Author

(DVD, Video on demand)


(DVD, Video on demand)

Dear Agnes

(DVD, Video on demand)

Balancing Act

(in pre-production)

Cold Hell

(DVD, Video on demand)