Born and raised in Schwäbisch Hall, southern Germany, Jannik Weiße worked as a journalist and writer for renowned documentary and news productions at both public and private broadcasters. Currently, he studies film directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. His latest short film PARADIESVOGEL (Bird of Paradise) premiered at the 42nd Filmfestival Max Ophüls and was selected by the FFA and German Films to run in NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2021. Deutsch