Richard Kropf was born in West Berlin in 1979. He began his career as an actor and trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York before writing the short film Bum Bum in 2005, which he co-directed with Marcus Schuster. Kropf then focused on screenwriting and was co-head writer of the SAT1 series Der letzte Bulle (2011). His new series Das Wichtigste im Leben (VOX) will be shot in and around Bonn in the winter of 2018/2019. He has worked in a team with Hanno Hackfort and Bob Konrad since 2012. Together they are responsible for the series Koslowski & Haferkamp (ARD), Soko Potsdam (ZDF), You Are Wanted (Amazon Prime Video), 4 Blocks (TNT Series), and Labaule & Erben (SWR). 4 Blocks received six awards from the German Television Academy and three German Television Awards. The series also received the Golden Camera, the Grimme Prize, and the Jupiter Award. Richard Kropf has been a mentor for the DFFB’s Serial Eyes programme for six years. He lives and works in Berlin.