Producer & Co-President
Henrik is celebrating the 30th year of his producing career, which he jump-started with one of the most successful comedies at the German box-office in the 1990s, Talk of the Town. His last film in Germany before immigrating to Canada in 2004 was Margarethe von Trotta’s award-winning Venice-contender Rosenstrasse and his first film in Canada was Everything’s Gone Green, based on a script by Douglas Coupland.
He’s co-president of Cedar Island Films together with Andrew Williamson, developing and producing scripted series, feature films and documentaries with a strong focus on international co-productions. Recent credits include award-winning feature documentaries The Whale and the Raven by Mirjam Leuze and The Magnitude of All Things by Jennifer Abbott.
With his wealth of experience, Henrik is now focused on building on his work with filmmakers who may not have the same access to funding and audiences. His company is in development on a diverse slate of projects from exciting new voices about critical and timely subjects like the environment, decolonization, LGBTQ2+, equality and inclusivity.
Henrik is a Mitra with the Triratna Buddhist Community and lives with his husband in Vancouver’s West End.