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7.6.2017

Hearing Voices - 2017 Silver Palm Award Winner at MIFF, Mexico

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24.4.2017

Hearing Voices – Nomination for „Best Feature Documentary“ at TMCLFF, London, England

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12.3.2017

Hearing Voices – Nomination for “Best Director” at the AltFF, Toronto, Canada

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About me

My work as an author, director and film producer is defined by the motto: "Pictures indicate the silence between words." With this in mind, I strive for imagery committed to people and aesthetics for my documentary projects, for which I am happy to use artistic means to make them metaphorically deeper.

I move in three thematic areas, which intersect in individual film projects:

1. contemporary history’s deep abrasions through the reconstruction of a person’s biography, which reflects historical events, the consequences of which extend into our time;
2. art history and contemporary history reflections based on the highly aesthetically-demanding filmic description of the history of the life and work of an artistically creative person, in whose biography aesthetic development trajectories focus on content-related and formal statements, which extend beyond the day;
3. philosophical reflections using the documentary and aesthetic treatment of a topic that is highly relevant to the self-image of the people of our time.

Since 1992
Freelance writer and director: TV and radio features; documentary films (WDR, ZDF, SWR, BR, Radio Bremen, FAZ-TV)
1992 - 1994
Trainee assistant director, ARTE documentary films
1992
Intern and freelancer at Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung TV
1992
Graduation with Master of Arts
1986 - 1992
Masters degree at J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main:
German language and literature, philosophy, drama, film, and TV studies
1985 - 1986
Studies at J.W. Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main: Geography
16.3.1966
Born in Frankfurt am Main

2015/2016
„Hearing Voices“
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 52 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2014/2015
„Heroes of Tomorrow”
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 52 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2013
My life without compromise
Producer, director and screenwriter: Anja Krug-Metzinger doc. film, 30 min.,WDR / ARD 2014
2012
Pilot of Dreams – The Films of Andrzej Wajda
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 52 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2010
Volker Sommer ­– I am an Ape
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 45 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2010
Diary of a Commander of Prisoners of War
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 52 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2007 / 2008
Blazing Feather. Discerning Heart. – Nan Cuz. A German-Indian Painter
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 45 min., Radio Bremen / ARTE
2001/2002
Family secrets – the Tale of a Dangerous Liaison
Producer, director and screenwriter, doc. film, 63 min., co-produced by BR, HR, WDR
2000/2001
Cornfields and Floral Wreaths – Etzel the Organic Farmer
Screenwriter and director, doc. film, 45 min., WDR
1996
Being No one – The Self as a Motif and a Myth
Screenwriter and director, doc. film, 45 min., WDR
1995/1996
The Individual and Simulation – From the Soul to the Consciousness
Screenwriter and director, doc. film, 45 min., WDR

2017
The enemy within – coping with hearing voices
55 Min., WDR 5
2012
Pilot of Dreams – The Films of Andrzej Wajda
55 Min., WDR
2010
Between the lagoon and Cape Horn – the great odyssey of a small boy from East Prussia
60 Min., BR
2009
Diary of a Commander of Prisoners of War
60 Min., WDR 3
2008
Between inside and outside – From self-actualization and social involvement
25 Min., SWR2
2007
Blazing Feather. Discerning Heart. – Nan Cuz. A German-Indian Painter
60 Min., WDR 3
2006
Freed voices – former slaves tell their stories
25 Min., SWR2
2006
Wisdom – New insights about an old virtue
25 Min., SWR2
2006
Tattoo, Piercing, and Co. – Stories of pain, rituals, and identity
25 Min., SWR2

Awards