Gregor Schmidinger

Screenwriter | Director

Gregor Schmidinger

Living in Vienna, Austria. Studied Digital Television at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. Did an exchange year with the Department of Theater and Film at the Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. Wrote my diploma thesis about Transmedia Storytelling. Studied Screenwriting at the University of California Los Angeles, USA.

Working as a screenwriter and director for feature films and commercials. Jury member for the Austrian Motion Picture Rating Organisation, Social Media Strategist for Alphapanda as well as Co-Founder and Creative Director for the Porn Film Festival Vienna.


My two short films THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008) and HOMOPHOBIA (2012) have combined more than 15 million views on YouTube. I am currently working on my debut feature film NEVRLAND (2019).

THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008) Short Film | 10 min. A male prostitute, who struggles with anxiety attacks, runs into the neglected 8 years old son of his client. He has to care for the kid first in order to overcome his own anxiety.
HOMOPHOBIA (2012) Short Film | 23 min. An adolescent soldier has feelings for one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.

“One must still have chaos in oneself
to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”

Friedrich Nietzsche


Jakob is 17, works at a slaughterhouse, and is struggling with a debilitating anxiety disorder. A chance encounter with the 26-year-old artist Kristjan on a cam-chat sex site propels him on a transpersonal trip to Nevrland and the wounds of his soul.



Need a screenwriter or director for a feature film or commercial? Interested in projects with a social value.


Are you working on a film project and are stuck? Do you suffer from writer’s block or need a fresh perspective?


Looking for someone to do a lecture, seminar or workshop on the art and craft of screenwriting or directing?

Comissioned Work

If I can identify with or support the themes and values, I also do comissioned work such as e.g. social spots or trailers for film festivals. On the left side, you can see the festival trailer for the Transition Queer Minority Film Festival 2015.


If I am convinced of a product or service and use it myself, I am always interested in becoming a testimonial. On the right you can see an interview with me about my queer film collection that I curated for the Austrian video-on-demand platform Flimmit.

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