Desert Flower Filmproduktion GmbH

Die Desert Flower Filmproduktion GmbH ist ein Produktionsunternehmen des
Produzenten Peter Herrmann mit Sitz in München.

In Entwicklung:

Thabo: Der Nashornfall
So long Marianne

Filmografie (Auswahl):

2013 Exit Marrakech
2012 Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
2009 Wüstenblume
2003 Hip Hop: A Tale from the Hood
2002 Der Felsen
2002 Olgas Sommer
2001 Nirgendwo in Afrika
2000 Eine Hand voll Gras
1998 Die Bubi Scholz Story
1998 Fette Welt
1995 Der Totmacher
1994 Tatort – Klassen-Kampf
1994 Tatort – Perfect Mind: Im Labyrinth
1994 Polizeiruf 110 – Gespenster


Desert Flower Filmproduktion GmbH

Desert Flower Filmproduktion GmbH is a production company owned by producer and managing partner Peter Herrmann with headquarters in Munich.

In development:

Thabo: Der Nashornfall
So long Marianne

Filmography (selection):

2013 Exit Marrakech
2012 The Pursuit of Unhappiness
2009 Desert Flower
2003 Hip Hop: A Tale from the Hood
2002 A Map of the Heart
2002 Olga’s Summer
2001 Nowhere in Afrika
2000 A Handful of Grass
1998 Die Bubi Scholz Story
1998 Fat World
1995 Deathmaker
1994 Tatort – Klassen-Kampf
1994 Tatort – Perfect Mind: Im Labyrinth
1994 Polizeiruf 110 – Gespenster



Peter Herrmann began working as a documentary director and producer after studying ethnology. 

, a 90-minute cinema documentary about voodoo cults in West Africa, was his first success and was premiered at the at the Munich Film Festival.

In 1994 he was co-founder of MTM, a Munich-based film production company, where he produced the produced the 2003 Oscar-winning film NOWHERE IN AFRICA

Since 2004 he also worked for the companies Desert Flower Filmproduktion GmbH and Terrania Film GmbH.

The first feature film for which Peter Herrmann was responsible as executive producer was the film adaptation of the life of mass murderer Fritz Haarmann, which Romuald Karmakar realized. DEATHMAKER was honored with the German Film Award for Best Director and Best Film, among others, and Götz George received the Coppa Volpi at the Venice Film Festival for his performance as the lead actor.

Numerous productions followed, including Roland Suso Richter's A HANDFUL OF GRASS, which won in the children's film section at Cannes in 2001, Jan Schütte's FETTE WELT and the multiple award-winning TV two-parter DIE BUBI SCHOLZ STORY.

Even before the book became a bestseller, Peter Herrmann acquired the rights to NOWHERE IN AFRICA and found the director for the material in Caroline Link. In addition to the German Film Award in several categories, the film won many
prizes at international festivals and in 2003 was awarded the Oscar® as best foreign language film.

Herrmann moved back to Africa for his next project, where he worked together with director Sherry Hormann the life story of Somali supermodel Waris Dirie.  DESERT FLOWER was not only a huge success at the German box office, but also sold very well internationally and won several awards.

Also with Sherry Hormann, Peter Herrmann made THE PURSUIT OF UNHAPPINESS, a poetic comedy starring Johanna Wokalek, Iris Berben, Richy Müller and David Kross, inspired by the eponymous psychology bestseller by Paul Watzlawick.

In a second collaboration with Caroline Link, the most recent film was set in Morocco with Ulrich Tukur and Samuel Schneider, an eventful father-son story in which the two protagonists search for and find each other in remote desert landscapes. EXIT MARRAKECH celebrated its world premiere as the opening film of the Munich Film Festival and was released in the German cinemas in the fall of 2013.

Peter Herrmann was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Films from 2014 to 2021, as well as a member of the Awards Committee of the Berlin Film Board until 2020 and on the board of the Franco-German co-production funding Minitraité.

Since 2018, Peter Herrmann has held the professorship of Creative Producing at the International Film School Cologne, ifs.


2002 Bayerischer Filmpreis – Produzent: Nirgendwo in Afrika
2002 Deutscher Filmpreis – Bester Spielfilm: Nirgendwo in Afrika
2003 Oscar® – Bester fremdsprachiger Film: Nirgendwo in Afrika
2009 Bayerischer Filmpreis – Produzent: Wüstenblume