since 2020: member of Dokomotive Plattform, Cologne

since 2018: founder of Glotzen Off in Leipzig, producer and distributor

since 2016: founder of Benda Film in Cologne, director and producer

since 2011: working freelance as a director, producer and cameraman

further education:

May 2017 - November 2017: Documentary Campus Masterschool

2016/2017: scholarship of “Mediengründerzentrum NRW”

November 2013 – April 2014: interactive media, ifs Cologne

May 2012 – January 2013: TP2-Talentpool, Erfurt

October 2011: Masterschool documentary film, Münster

March 2010: low budget film production, Wetzlar


Sepember 2021 - November 2021

Tag/Traum Filmproduktion, Köln

March 2017 - February 2018

CAMECO - Catholic Media Council, Aachen

October 2008 - September 2010

Florianfilm GmbH Cologne as a producer, author and director

experiences abroad:

July 2008 - September 2008

Tanzania, helping to establish a community radio station in Geita province

several other stays in 2010, 2011/2012 and 2013

February 2008 - April 2008

Philippines, research period of residence for thesis work


October 2003 - June 2008

Studies of Applied Media Science, Technical University of Ilmenau

thesis on self-censorship, corruption and armament of radio journalists in the Philippine rural provinces, published at LIT Verlag (

October 2006 - March 2007

semester abroad at the Ateneo de Manila University

Certificate on European Studies of the Technical University of Ilmenau

Born in 1982 in Leipzig, Germany


Dokumentarfilme / Auswahl

2023  Goldhammer (90 mins., producer, Cinema, RBB & SWR)

2021 Acasā (90 mins., distributor, Cinema, DVD release)

2018-2020 Lord of the Toys (90 mins., distributor, Cinema, DVD/BD & VoD release)

since 2018 Heimatkino (web series of 16 episodes and 55min documentary, producer)

since 2016 Thousand Hills and a Tree (WT, 90 mins., dop)

2015 German Minority in Romania (WT, 30 mins. production and dop)

2013 Good Soil (8 mins., production and dop)

2013 The Teacher’s Country (70 mins., producer, director, dop)

2010 The Explorers Club (45 mins., director with Andrew Davies; ARTE)

2010 Heavenly Sounds (90 mins., line producer, ARTE/WDR)

2009 Popkultur auf Rädern – Mit den Jeepneys durch die Philippinen“ (45 mins., director with André Schäfer and line producer; ARTE)

2009 Die Kinderklinik (six episodes by 45 mins., line producer, WDR)

2008 Lenin only made it as far as Lüdenscheid (90min., line producer; Cinema/ARD)

2008 Let´s Play, Boy (90 mins., stringer on the Philippines; ARTE)