ABOUT



I was born 1991 in Graz, have been living in Valencia, Berlin, Linz and Bogota until landing in Vienna, where I live now and work as a film maker and video journalist, visualizing bridges between people and projects.

discovering passions
I always collected things. Using my little camera I started to collect photos of what I found beautiful and year by year, calenders with my photographs where hanging in hundreds of people's homes. With time the images started moving and I focused on film with a passion in documentation. In that process, my first middle length documentary was born: Seeds Of Change (2014, 40 min, Austria/Bolivia) on a Bolivian community and their remote society in the amazon. Some years later I came back to South America for my second documentary Kalapa (2018, 35 min, Austria/Colombia), on an educative project for kids, that are learning out of their own thirst for knowledge.

educative background
The combination of my studies first in design and then in art gave me a good base in creation. In both studies I practised how to translate my ideas into media, for me as well as for others. I did my bachelors in 'information design' at FH Joanneum Graz and graduated in 2013. As a bachelor's tesis I developed an audio-based website that tells stories of a person, that had passed away ('digital memorial - gschichtn vom leben und ableben'). I continued with a media master at Kunstuniversität Linz, which gave me a new perspective on my own work.

creative come togethers
While doing an internship in Berlin, I became part of the 'kino' movement, which influenced my life more than expected. The concept is to bring together actors and filmmakers from amateur to professional from all over the globe for a couple of days, to produce short movies together within less than 60 hours. These non-competitive participatory festival events we were organizing together with Dave Lojek in 2012.
Back in Austria I felt the wish to continue spreading collective creativity and initiated similar platforms in two cities in Austria (KinoCuntra Graz 2013-2014 and Kinophilia Linz 2014-2015). In that time, I realized how much I enjoy such spaces, so that recently with Tamer Aslan we opened a studio called RabbitHole in 1090, which is a space for collaborative technology, creativity and playfulness.










PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE



film production

production
for documentary Kalapa, 2018 (grant by Förderungsverein der Kunstuniversität Linz)

camera assistance
for Vaughan KG in ORF documentary Akte Habsburg, Oct 2017

teaser production
for City Games Vienna, Dec 2016 - Jan 2017

performance documentation
for Bhoomesh Tak, Sep 2017

set photography
for a music video by Morgaine, Sep 2017

music video
for Abu Gabi, Feb 2017

concert videos
for Apple Pitcher and SixThings, Nov 2016

camera
for documentary 3600 Semmeln by Heinz Trenczak, Feb - Sept 2016

set design and set photography
for Heldenzeitreise by Wolfram Paulus, Feb - Aug 2016

research
for documentary Kalapa May 2016 - May 2017
(Project funding by ÖH)

graphic design and postproduction
at Golden Girls film production, Jul - Aug 2015

assistant director
for Nasri Hajjaj's short movie The Purple Field, Jun 2015

distribution
for documentary Seeds Of Change, 2015
(grant by Förderungsverein der Kunstuniversität Linz)

set photographer
for trailer of cinema production Grindlwald, Sep 2014

direction
for Seeds of Change, 2013
(Förderstipendium by Fh Joanneum)


photography and design

wedding photography
2017, 2016, 2014

event photography
for hotspotted in Upper Austria, Austria, Nov 2013
for spark7 in Styria, Austria, feb-apr 2012

photo journalism
for Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Nov 2012

work photography, brochure design
for alpha nova BetriebsgmbH, Sep - Nov 2011

articles, photography
for newspaper KORSO (internship), Aug - Jul 2008

graphic design, website
for TimeOut Wohlfühllounge GmbH , Jan - Apr 2008


festivals and workshops

guest service
at This Human World festival 2017

cinema personell
at Viennale 2016 and 2017

openFilmLab tutor
at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Sep 2014

school video workshop tutor
for Umweltdachverband and Nationalparks Austria, 2013-2014

festival director
of international Kinokabaret Kinophilia in Linz, 2015-2016
and Kino CunTRA in Graz, 2013-2014

organisation, design, documentation
for KinoBerlino Kinokabaret, Feb - Oct 2012


jury activities

smart up your life Contest
Jul 2015

DemoACTION jury
Aug 2008

youth-jury
for DIAGONALE 08 film festival, Mar 2008










ARTISTIC WORK



movies

Kalapa, 2018

Cinnamoon Skyride, 2016
selected at Tanzhafenfestival Linz 2017

Seeds of Change, 2014
selected at Festival de Cine Indigena, Valparaiso, Chile 2016
international competition at Ecozine Film Festival, Zaragoza 2015
selected at Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz 2015
selected at Which Human Rights? Film Festival, Documentarist Istanbul 2014

Stilles Wasser, 2012
selected at Voices from the Waters Flm Festival, Göteborg 2014
movie of the month at berliner-filmfestivals.de 2014

Zip, 2014
selected at Underground Film Festival, Munich 2015

Berlin ist, 2012
selected at Kiezkieken Festival, Berlin 2014 and 2nd price at Videoclip Wettbewerb Berlin 2013

Language Experiment, 2012
selected at Street Cinema Graz 2016

Hanky Panky, 2006
award at Wiener Film & Videotage 2006


exhibtions

Ein Blick ein Tag ein Bild / publication
exhibition Das Hier und das Dort, Galerie der Kunstuniversität Linz und Ausstellung WEG, Raumschiff Linz 2018

Art: 67 Labour: 84 / installation
exhibition EXTRAUNI Offenes Kulturhaus Linz 2015

I Try To Be There and My Food Story / installations
exhibition home stories Kapu Linz 2014

Lifeline / photography
exhibition Karusell Niesenberger Graz 2010

Verträumte Perspektiven, photography exhibition
exhibition Cafe Palaver Graz 2008