Sometimes things just happen quickly. From the day before yesterday I am professor for film and television with the focus on directing at Macromedia, university of applied sciences in Cologne. I will be teaching in both german and english. Semester starts October 1st.
So much to do, let’s get it done.
On wednesday night, July the 3rd at 0:35am my film SCHWESTERWEISS will be shown once again on german Television. This time in state broadcaster ARD first channel’s yearly selection of first and second features.
13 years after my student film Amor Fati won an audience award in Dresden, I’m proud to be back with my music video Tutorial (Erdmöbel) which was selected for the national competition (programme 1) from April 9th to 14th . These are the dates:
If you’re around, click on the image for tickets or here. I’ll be there for all screenings but the one on friday.
It’s never too early for publicity. During this year’s Berlin film festival German tv WDR followed three parties of filmmakers for a story by westart. Amongst them my producers Maria Tsigka and Markus Halberschmidt from Fiction Park, as they were touring the markets with Christoph Mathieu’s and my own film project Life on Laika. Nice one.
To my surprise, some old dreams from film student times have recently become true. Hardly 15 years later. My music video TUTORIAL (ERDMÖBEL) will be shown at the matiné market screening of the German Short Film Association at Festival du cour métrage in Clermont Ferrand on wednesday february 6th at 11:00 am.
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!
On thursday, November 29th at 22:00 pm my second theatrical feature SCHWESTERWEISS will be aired on SWR television, Germany.
It’s been four years since we made the film. It took a year after the festival premiere to cinema release, another year of lawful waiting for a first tv premiere on arte tv in Germany and France and another one to be finally shown within the programme of our home broadcaster SWR.
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.