Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Mentors include two-time Oscar winning writer/director Alexander Payne (Downsizing, About Schmidt, The Descendants), Emmy winning director Rod Holcomb (TV?s ER, Elementary) and Gyula Gazdag (artistic director of the Sundance Filmmaker?s Lab), Oscar winning writer/producer Bobby Moresco (Crash), editor Nancy Richardson (Twilight), producers Peter Guber (Batman, Rain Man) and Beau Marks (Straw Dogs, Die Hard), and Oscar winning sound designer Cece Hall (Hunt for Red Oktober).
WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD
Film Projects in the US and Europe.
Instructor of screenwriting, directing, acting, cinematography and editing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
Patricipant of the IFFI Film Campus 2014.
Winner of the first prize for game level design for the videogame "Command & Conquer", 1997.
3rd place at the International Young Physicists Tournament 1999.
Scholar of the European Forum Alpbach (2007 and 2008).
PADI Scoba Diving Underwater Cinematographer Certificate.
Austrian Fundraising Award 2020 – Spot des Jahres, Online Kampagne des Jahres (Doctors Without Borders)
Best of Show Award at Indie Fest 2012 for "Au Pair"
Jack Nicholson Distinguished Student Director Award 2012
Jack Oakie Memorial Award for Excellence in Directing a Film Comedy 2012
Motion Picture Association of America Award for Excellence in Filmmaking 2010 & 2012
Award of Merrit at Indie Fest 2012 for "Talfahrt"
Dorothy Arzner Memorial Award 2011
Fulbright Fellow and Scholar
Lebenslauf und Filmografie (2020)
CV and filmography (2017)