He was born 1982 in Lübeck, Germany.
From 2007 - 2015 he was studying directing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb).
His feature film debut FADO was awarded the best director prize at its world premiere at the the Max Ophüls Festival. Following various other awards, FADO opened in cinemas nationwide in September 2016 and was subsequently awarded with the German Film Critics' Award for Best Feature Film Debut.
For his new documentary project THE STRONG SEX he was invited to several international residencies (including Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto). The film celebrated its world premiere at the 2021 Munich Film Festival and was released in cinemas across Germany in May 2022.
He also works as a script consultant, directs and writes for the radio (documentary & radio play) and is a lecturer at ACADEMY OF MOVING PEOPLES AND IMAGES in Helsinki.
2021 DAS STARKE GESCHLECHT / THE STRONG SEX
103 min. | documentary form | StickUp Filmproduktion in co-production with RBB
100 min. | fiction | StickUp Filmproduktion
in co-production with dffb, Primeira Idade, Atara Film & RBB
2015 FAMILIE HABEN / FAMILIAR CIRCLES
130 min. | documentary | dffb in co-production with Jonas Rothlaender
2014 AUF ANFANG / RETURNING
30 min. | fiction | dffb
2011 JAGDGRÜNDE / HUNTING GROUNDS
30 min. | fiction | dffb in co-production with RBB
2010 DAS HEMD / THE SHIRT
6 min. | fiction | dffb in co-production with arte
2010 KAPERFAHRT / WALK THE PLANK
16 min. | fiction | dffb
2007 SOUNDS OF SILENCE
15 min. | fiction | Produzentengemeinschaft Hartmann & Rothlaender