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 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.

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.

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 — 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

Please note: ger­man only, there will be no sub­ti­tles


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

LUCID to be released in July!

Christoph Math­ieu and I wrote our 600 page sci­fi-thriller LUCID dur­ing a long, back-aching win­ter.…  Unfor­tu­nate­ly for all eng­lish speak­ers there is no trans­la­tion yet. Of course you’re wel­come to prac­tice your ger­man with this 😉

Young artist Signe Mortensen has been a vivid lucid dream­er all her life: In her sleep she can do any­thing and be any­one she can imag­ine.
To the neu­rol­o­gist Fabi­an Hard­en­berg she is not only his great love, but also his tick­et to sci­en­tif­ic suc­cess.  Her unique abil­i­ties are key to  a sci­ence project that might enable manip­u­la­tions of human mem­o­ries.  But wher­er­ev­er there is great pow­er, the worst in man lurks around the cor­ner

from octo­ber 10th 2018
pre­order now at barnes and noble, Thalia, Hugeb­dubel, Ama­zon, Google play,
or direct­ly at our pub­lish­ers’ Bastei Lübbe