I’m a freelance director and screenwriter based in Vienna, schooled at the Austrian State School of Film and Television – Filmakademie Wien. My films traveled to numerous international festivals and won quite a few awards including the FIRST STEPS AWARD – the most important newcomer award in the German speaking countries. Being hired as a director for commissioned works in Poland, Austria, Germany and East Africa was an enriching part of my path. Parallel to the directing work I gained hands-on experience as a casting director in feature films, TV series and commercials.
During my training years I could learn from the acclaimed Austrian directors like Jessica Hausner, Michael Haneke, Markus Schleinzer, Ulrich Seidl, Wolfgang Murnberger and now use this valuable experience in my work on set. Years of experience in contemporary dance and physical theater complete my methods of working with actors and choreography of extras. In my past I also worked in the capacity of assistant director for e.g. Mira Nair (USA) and Bernard Rose (UK).
INTERVIEWS & ARTICLES ABOUT ME
Using the magic of cinema to make the unspeakable tangible – interview
Gretchen Am Spinnrade (winner ARTE prize)
First Steps (winner FIRST STEPS Award 2018) – interview
Becoming a member of the German Filmacademy
Drehbuchforum Österreich (grant)
Cinema Next Startstipendium Bundeskanzleramt (grant)
Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film – interview
The best Austrian shorts show – Kurzfilmschau 2019
Purpose Magazine – interview
current film project in development:
MIRA’S FIRE, feature film, 90min, AT/GER/PL