Born in the Steiermark region of Austria in 1983, he studied geography and environmental system sciences in Graz until 2004. He then switched to audiovisual design at the University of Art and Design Linz. From 2007 to 2008 he studied art and multimedia at the Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2009 he took up a postgraduate degree at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and a masters at the Academy of Fine Arts (HGB) in Leipzig. Following the short film Fishing is not done on Tuesdays, co-directed with Marcel Odenbach, this marks the second outing for their collaborative work in competition in the Berlinale Shorts. He lives and works in Cologne and Vienna.
2012 Nella Fantasia 2013 Reign of Silence; short film · It seems to be loneliness but it is not; short film · Two Skies; short film 2014 Low Tide; short film · High Tide; short film · Double Dawn; short film · Black Rain White Scars; short film 2015Captive Horizon; short film · Wunderschön und ruhig gelegen; short film 2016 Cape Ground; short film · Circular Inscription; short film 2017 Fishing is Not Done On Tuesdays; Berlinale Shorts, Co-Director: Marcel Odenbach · Shadowland; short film, Co-Director: Vanja Smiljanić 2018 Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)