about

Initially focused in my works as cinematographer, I graduated from the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, and studied at the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse, France.

From 2003-2009, I worked as video journalist and assistant teacher, which brought me to initiate the intercultural film project VIDEO LETTERS, using the art of short films to correspond between teens in Germany and Senegal.
Since 2015, I am lecturer for documentary filmmaking at Bauhaus-University Weimar.

As director of photography, I’m happy about the recent success of films such as DEATH & THE MAIDEN (Awarded at DocAviv Israel and AmDocs Palm Springs) and ELISA (Best cinematography at Cambridge Film Festival, Innovation Award at Chalon Tous Court).

My mid-length film OMULAULE HEISST SCHWARZ (in cooperation with B. Möller & S. Radelhof) premiered at DOK Leipzig in 2003.
I am currently working AN UNUSUAL SPY, my debut feature length documentary as director.

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photos by Katja Holbaum, Beni von Alemann, Julien Escafit, Sofya Glebovna, Nikita Pavlov

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