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I’m a cinematographer working internationally in drama, documentaries and advertising. Following my qualification as teacher, I studied History of Art, Philosophy and Dramatics at the University of Bern. I built a house and owned a club, worked as a saddler, waiter and as a cab driver until I found that thing, that has kept me ever since. With nearly 15 years of experience, I’m still amazed by the diversity and the potential cinematography is offering me. Evolving with every assignment rather than repeating is my approach to storytelling. To me, experience has little value if it’s not paired with an open mind and curiosity. Hence I have preferences, I prefer the diversity and wouldn’t want to commit to a specific style.

 

 

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Awards

2012 – SHOUTING SECRETS
Winner – Grand Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Rhode Island Intl. FF

Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature Film, 36th American Indian FF, San Francisco
Winner – Jury Award, Best Feature Film, Columbia Gorge Intl. FF
Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Great Lakes Intl. FF
Winner – Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature, Daytona Beach International FF
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, San Diego FF
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Big Island Intl. FF
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Arizona Intl. FF
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Breckenridge Festival of Film
Winner – 
Audience Choice Award, Best Feature Film, Big Bear Lake Intl. Film Festival
and more…

2009 – 20 MINUTEN
Winner – Gold Camera  62.U.S. International Film & Videofestival

2007 – PAS DE PANIQUE
Winner – Best Swiss TV – Film 2007 International Film and Television Festival “Cinema tout ecran” Geneva

2006 – PAS DE PANIQUE
Audience Favorite  International Film and Television Festival “Cinema tout ecran” Geneva

2005 – LITTLE TERRORIST
Oscar Nominee – 77th Annual Academy Awards Live Action Short
Nominee – European Film Academy Awards 2005
Winner – Best FilmFlanders Intl Film Festival
Winner – GRAND PRIZETehran Intl Short Film Festival
Winner – 1st Prize, Montréal World Film Festival
Winner – Best FilmManhattan Intl Short Film Festival
AUDIENCE FAVOURITE Sao Paulo Intl Short Film Festival
and more…

2004 – SWISS AIR FORCE
Certificate of ‘CREATIVE EXCELLENCE’ at the US International Film & Video Festival in Los Angeles in June 2004 Winner ‘SILVER GLOBE AWARD 2004’ at the International World Media Festival in Hamburg.