In 2015 Janus stepped into the international scene when he was invited by Hollywood and “True Detectives” creator Nic Pizzolatto to direct season ll episodes of the succesful HBO Series starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel Adams. Janus has also been chosen to direct Pizzolatto´s new feature “Galveston”.
Born in Denmark in 1974, Janus Metz would eventually receive a master’s degree in communication and international development studies from Roskilde University. After working as a documentary researcher, Metz would then move to South Africa. It was here that he would work on the television drama “Soul City” before making his debut documentary short “Township Boys” in 2006.
His feature documentaries include “Love on Delivery” (2008), “Ticket to Paradise” (2008) and “Armadillo” (2010) which is the first documentary ever chosen to compete in the International Critics’ Week at Cannes where it won the Grand Prix.
Commercial work includes Eurobest Gold-awarded campaign for Carlsberg.