Christmas commercial

At the end of the year a last-minute job came in. The first of three sea­son­al com­mer­cial spots for the ger­man sug­ar trade asso­ci­a­tion is online, which I have writ­ten and direct­ed on set. My thanks go to komm.passion agency for the assign­ment and two fun shoot­ing days to end the year with.

Hap­py hol­i­days and a hap­py new year to you all!

A new music video on St. Nicolas

Every Decem­ber, just in time before their beloved anu­al christ­mas tour, ger­man band Erd­mö­bel releas­es a christ­mas sin­gle. And a video.

After Hoff­nungs­mas­chine last year and Tuto­r­i­al begin­ning of this year, I’ve been lucky to work with erd­mö­bel again and direct and edit a third.

Sie nan­ten ihn Putte (They called him Cherub) stars Sebas­t­ian Rüger from the com­e­dy duo Ulan & Bator and the choir Filmhauschor by Gui­do Preuß.

Have a pleas­ant Advent every­one and an euphor­ic end of the year 😉

Schwester Weiss is coming home…

On thurs­day, Novem­ber 29th at 22:00 pm my sec­ond the­atri­cal fea­ture SCHWESTER WEISS will be aired on SWR tele­vi­sion, Ger­many.

It’s been four years since we made the film. It took a year after the fes­ti­val pre­mière to cin­e­ma release, anoth­er year of law­ful wait­ing for a first tv pre­mière on arte tv in Ger­many and France and anoth­er one to be final­ly shown with­in the pro­gramme of our home broad­cast­er SWR.

It sure­ly feels like com­ing home…

TUTORIAL at short film festival Cologne

This Sun­day, Novem­ber 18th 2018 my Music video TUTORIAL, which I direct­ed for the Band Ermö­bel and was nom­i­nat­ed for the MuVi Award in Ober­hausen will be shown at short film fes­ti­val KFFK N°12 in Cologne.

Twice:
12:30 in the cin­e­ma ODEON as part of the children’s pro­gramme 8+
15:00 at FILMFORUM of the Muse­um Lud­wig as part of the guest pro­gramme curat­ed by art foun­da­tion SK-Kul­tur

LAST BASTION — première of acting class graduation project 2018

a sto­ry about exclu­sion and trust
48 min in one con­tin­u­ous shot
writ­ten based on impro­vi­sa­tions of nine of my act­ing grad­u­ates

On Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 9th we will be show­ing the film project LETZTE BASTION of some of my Arturo act­ing school grad­u­ates at 9:30 pm at

Arturo Schaus­pielschule
Dil­len­burg­er Straße 67
51105 Köln

lat­er show­times:
Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 22nd at 9:30pm
Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 23rd at 8pm

Tick­ets can be reserved via email at
kartenreservierung-letztebastion@gmx.de

Please note: ger­man only, there will be no sub­ti­tles

AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL Q&A

The 16th Afri­ka Film Fes­ti­val Cologne starts tomor­row and I have the hon­our to mod­er­ate two of the Q&As:
Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 15th at 20:00 after the niger­ian fea­ture HAKKUNDE with Oluseyi Asurf, and
Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 22nd at 18:00 for the south african doc­u­men­tary VOETSEK! US, BROTHERS? with Andy Spitz.
I’m look­ing for­ward to the fes­ti­val, films and film­mak­ers and last but so not least: the food!  😉

LUCID released!

Today is the day my first nov­el is released! LUCID, which I had the plea­sure cowrit­ing with Christoph Math­ieu, is pub­lished as an eBook by Bastei Lübbe pub­lish­ers in Ger­many.

If you read Ger­man, get it any­where where there are eBooks — i.e. here. And to check, if your Ger­man is tru­ly good enough, you can find a read­ing sam­ple here.

How to cry at the push of a button

In this music video, ten women actors present what it means to cry for the cam­era and how it can be done in ten steps… Among them grand thes­pi­ans like Corin­na Har­fouch (the Down­fall) and known ger­man come­di­ans such as Petra Nadol­ny. In this inter­ac­tive ver­sion, you can chose who you want to watch strug­gling for ‘fake tears‘ TUTORIAL inter­ak­tiv