Screenwriter | Director
I’m a Vienna-based independent screenwriter and director. I studied screenwriting at the University of California Los Angeles, USA and my work includes short films, music videos, commercials as well as one theatrically released feature film.
My two short films THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008) and HOMOPHOBIA (2012) have combined more than 15 million views on YouTube.
My first feature film NEVRLAND (2019) is a depth-psychological coming-of-age drama. It was awarded the Youth Jury Prize at the 40th Max-Ophüls
“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.