about.

Before storytelling became my profession, I gathered academic, professional and life experience in Germany, Canada, UK, France, USA and Russia.

Having graduated at the universities of social economics & politics in Hamburg and Newcastle with a double degree, I continued studying at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemburg and La Femis in Paris, where I completed the Atelier Ludwigsburg Paris in European filmproduction in 2005. Following my studies I moved to New York as a trainee in production and development of documentaries. In 2007 research for a documentary brought me to Moscow. Back in Germany I assisted to produce European fiction films, followed by freelance work as a producer, dramaturgical advisor and assistant director a.o. for Wim Wenders.

 

Since 2010 I finally got to make a living as writer and director. I started out with documentaries and completed the Masterclass Non-Fiction at International Film School Cologne. Meanwhile I took part in directing classes and worked with actors in workshops as well as in off-theaters.   

In 2017/18 I was scholar of the DrehbuchWerkstatt München in scriptwriting at the Academy for Film and TV Munich where I developed a series as part of a writers room.

 

At the moment I am working on a documentary, writing on my debut feature fiction film, I'm part of a writers room and adapting as head writer a bestseller novel into a series. 

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