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1995                                  Abitur
1997                                  internship at Hamburg regional TV
1997-1998                         junior editor / assistent at Studio Mandelsloh (industry film)
1998-2000                        post production supervisor / editor (assistent) at Cobblestone Pictures (commercials)

since 2000                        film editor/ freelancer for documentary, feature film, commercials, music videos
2001 – 2002                      postgraduate training for dramatic editing and documentary at IFS in Köln
since 2005                        director / film editor

2016 – 2017                      NEXT MEDIA masters program at HAW department informatics



2015                                 film lecture at IN.D Hamburg (substitution for Marc Bromund)

2015                                 documentary film lecture at BTK Hamburg

2016                                 workshop for experimental editing at HAW department Media Technik

2018                                Screening of „ALL CREATURES WELCOME“ + Artist Talk at Ars Electronica, Linz

2018                                 Impuls Talk „Der Dokumentarfilm als frei verfügbares Kulturgut – eine Case Study zu All Creatures Welcome“

at DFI Symposium @KHM Köln



2018                                 Future Innovation Summit at Ars Electronica (Group „Future of sharing“)



2011                                 YOUKI, children and youth film festival Austria
2012                                 inEdit, Music Film Festival Berlin
2013                                 unerhört, Music Film Festival Hamburg
2015                                 MUVI – Short Film Day Oberhausen

2016                                 CROSSING EUROPE / PICTURE your SOUND your PICTURE Atelierpreis

2018                                 5 Seen Festival, Documentary Prize, Starnberg



2011                                 nomination for picture/art editing prize Film+ for UTOPIA LTD.


Films (Director) – selection

2015-2018                     All Creatures Welcome (in production), Documentary, 90 min.

2016                               Sound of Stars, sound installation

2015                               VUT VIA Award, Trailer & Nominee Videos

2015                               World Climate Change Conference – Rimini Protokoll @ Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Documentary, 55 min.


2012-2015                     Everybody’s Cage, Documentary, 79 min.

2012                               Pantha du Prince & the Bell Laboratory, Spectral Split, Music Video 8 min.
                                        Phantom Ghost – Dreams of Plush, Music Video 4:23 min.
2008-2011                     Utopia Ltd., Documentary, 90 min.

2009                               Deichkind, Intro concert, 9 min.

                                        Deichkind of the Universe 1-4, commercials, 30″-1:30min.

                                        Karamel, Ich weiß, dass du traurig bist, Music Video, 3:35 min.

2008                               Deichkind, Intro concert, 6 min.

                                        Deichkind – Bierdusche @ Dockville Hamburg, Music Video live, 8min.

                                        Superpunk, Ja, ich bereue alles, Music Video, 3:20 min.

2006                               Phantom and Ghost, Relax it’s only a ghost, Music Video, 4:33 min.

2005                               Frau Selheim & Frau Ruis, Documentary, 4:30 min.


Films (Editor) – selection

Trud, Short Film, 11:30min.

Director: Katrin Gebbe, Production: Jyoti Film


Nichts ist besser als gar nichts, Documentary, 90 min.
Director: Jan Peters, Production: Filmtank, 2009


Time´s up, Documentary, 15 min.
Part of „Breathless“ Dokfilmfestes Leipzig and ZIP
Director:Jan Peters, Marie-Cathrine Theiler, Production: Kloos & Co, 2009


Famous last Words – in Erinnerung an Andreas Thiel, Documentary, 50 min.
Director: Fatih Akin, Production: Corazòn Int., 2008
Bonusmaterial DVD “Auf der anderen Seite”


Altyapi, Documentary, 3 min.
Director: Fatih Akin, Production: Corazón / NTV Türkei, 2007


Hölle Hamburg, Feature Film, 85 min.
Dramaturgische Beratung / Endschnitt
Director: Peter Ott/ Ted Geier
Production: Peter Ott, 2006


Wie ich ein freier Reisebegleiter wurde, Short Documentary, 15min.
Director: Jan Peters, Production: Abildungszentrum, 2006


LUK – Zwiebel – Onion, Feature Film, 75 min.
Director: Adnan Softic, Production: Kino Lom, 2005


Joy Denalane life und unplugged in Berlin, Music Documentary live, 100min.
Director: Matthias Freier, Production: E.M.E.N.S., 2004


Fresh Art Daily, Documentary, 73 min.
Director: Thomas Schlottmann, Andreas Geiger, Production: Filmtank, 2003


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