– about me –
I guess I’m not someone for just one thing. Starting as a PHOTOGRAPHER I worked as an EDITOR and VISUAL EFFECTS ARTIST, directed THEATRE, wrote SCREENPLAYS and eventually ended up in my dream job as a FILM DIRECTOR.
Besides FEATURE FILM and TV SERIES I shot countless COMMERCIALS and CORPORATE FILMS for brands like L’ORÉAL, DAIMLER-BENZ, NIVEA and many more. My work won several major awards, amongst others GOLD in New York and Chicago and a GRAND PRIX in Biarritz.
Creating emotions and telling stories in the shortest amount of time is a challenge that never ceases to fascinate me. Accordingly I never stopped pursuing my passion for PHOTOGRAPHY – after all, a good photograph is the shortest of all stories. And I still love to EDIT and COMPOSIT myself, whenever time allows.
At the time being I am based in MUNICH, where I also TEACH commercial directing at the renowned film school.
– working together –
When it comes to commercials my utmost concern is to support you get your project in shape. If you want my input for the storyboard, great, but if you already got everything fleshed out and tested ten times over, needing anything but some crazy director questioning it all again, that’s just as fine for me. I’ll offer you my ideas, you decide what you like and what you don’t and there we go. As partners in crime.
I’ve been around long enough to understand under what kind of pressure agencies and clients work and that my job is not to add to this, but take from it. By building TRUST, by looking at things through your eyes, and by offering SOLUTIONS. And while finding the “COOLEST SHOT” is certainly one aspect of commercial making, it is but one of many.