Gabor Krigler

Writer, Hungary

Gabor’s career began in the writ­ing staff of a daily seri­al at Grundy UFA in 1999. He became a Cre­at­ive Exec­ut­ive at the Bud­apest office of HBO Europe in 2010, respons­ible for all cre­at­ive aspects of devel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion. After leav­ing HBO at the end of 2018, Gabor went on to found his own com­pany, Joyrider, to cre­ate and devel­op high-end scrip­ted con­tent for the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket. Their first sale was FRUST, a com­ic thrill­er series, a co-pro­duc­tion with Ser­bi­an stu­dio Fire­fly, to be dir­ec­ted by Oscar-win­ner Danis Tan­ovic in 2022. SCHOOL OF COURAGE, a Pol­ish-Hun­gari­an bilin­gual WW2 young adult lim­ited series is sup­por­ted for pro­duc­tion by the Nation­al Film Insti­tute. BALATON BRIGADE, an off-beat spy thrill­er set in 1980 among Stasi agents in Hun­gary, is planned for a sum­mer 2022 pro­duc­tion with Golden Bear win­ner Ildikó Enyedi dir­ect­ing. Gabor is also Head of Stud­ies at Mid­point TV Launch and a guest tutor at vari­ous inter­na­tion­al drama series work­shops.