I was born in Munich, Germany, but moved to San Francisco at the age of six, Hong Kong at fourteen, London at seventeen and Berlin at twenty-two. As a result, I am not sure what my nationality is.
I went to film school in London, but these were my most unproductive years in terms of creative output. I made up for lost time in Berlin, where I have spent the last two years amassing 16mm film equipment from ebay, fleamarkets and pawn shops and I have adopted a DIY attitude towards filmmaking, whether it be cinematography, directing actors or processing film at home in my bathtub. People tell me that I live in my own little world and that I should get a proper job, but my motto is: “Living in my own little world is a full time job!”
I have been fortunate enough to train and work with incredibly talented people, one of which was Christopher Doyle, whose eccentricity and visual style I greatly admire.
Filmaka.com has given me the drive to push my work further and it is no understatement to say that I am addicted to the site.