RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND
    • RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND
    • Adventure, Drama
    • 112'
    • Ethiopia, Germany
    • 2019
    • Writer
    • Director
    • Producer
    • In final post-production
    In Ethiopia,
    two men are running to make their dreams come true.
    Tough and rough as life - Sweet and cosy as a dream.
    A love letter to life.
    BUENA VISTA CHICO
    • BUENA VISTA CHICO
    • Feature
    • 92'
    • Cuba
    • 2017
    • Writer
    • Director
    • Producer
    • Completed
    Cuba, today. Havana native Daniel (9) devotes all his time to fishing and music. Daniel gets in over his head when he befriends a band, loses their money and makes a bet that will take him on an island-wide quest to prove the existence of money and perhaps, the meaning of life.
     
    BUENA VISTA CHICO was made with executive producer Abbas Kiarostami. After the sudden death of Kiarostami in 2016 the completed film still remains unreleased.
    WE ARE ONE
    • WE ARE ONE
    • Documentary
    • 95'
    • Germany
    • 2020
    • Writer
    • Director
    • Producer
    • In post-production
    WE ARE ONE is a feature-length documentary featuring the German musicians Clueso and Max Herre, their work as activists and their philosophy "music is world language".
     
    Photo by Christoph Köstlin
    Clueso & Samuel Yirga feat. Norman Sinn & Tim Neuhaus - WE ARE ONE
    • AAND NEN (WE ARE ONE)
    • Music Video
    • 5:14
    • 2016
    • Director
    • Producer
    MAX HERRE & SAMON KAWAMURA - ADDIS LÄUFT
    • ADDIS LÄUFT
    • Music Video
    • 03:49
    • 2016
    • Director
    • Producer
    AOK
    • AOK
    • App Spot
    • 00:50
    • 2018
    • Director
  • Ethiopia's OSCARS®-Candidate for "Best International Feature Film"

    as Director of "RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND"

    92nd Academy Awards 2020

    (former “Best Foreign Language Film”)

    STUDIES & EDUCATION

    Participant of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School, 2016

    Writer-Director-Workshop “Filmando en Cuba con Abbas Kiarostami” in Cuba at the Escuela International de Cine y Television EICTV, 2016

    Film Production and Media Business University of Television and Film Munich - HFF Munich, 2012

    Ethnology & Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2010

    EXPERIENCE

    Assistant Director and Unit Manager on more than 40 Productions in Cinema-,TV- and Commercial-films, a.o. Constantin Film, Bavaria Film, TV60, Hofmann & Voges, Collina Film, Lichtenberg & Grey, Pulse Films, Blue Eyes Fiction, 2009 - 2016

    Guest Lecturer for "Fashion Film", AMD Akademie Mode & Design Munich, 2015

    Personal Assistant to Sebastian Cramer, 2014

    Interships for Ernst Kalff (REM RapidEyeMovement), Christine Rothe, Bernd Eichinger (Constantin Film), Patrick Zorer, Nina Maag, Thomas Friedl (UFA Cinema), 2007 - 2011

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Pre-selection for German Film Prize “Lola", category script, 2016

    as Writer of "RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND"

    Production service and supervising for over 20 foreign productions in Ethiopia,

    since 2008

    HUMANISTIC ACTIVITIES

    Invitation by Karlheinz Böhm to Ethiopia to see the development projects of his foundation Karlheinz Böhm Äthiopienhilfe – Menschen für Menschen, 2005

    Co-founder of the donation association "Moltke - Schüler für Afrika e.V.", 2005

    Acquisition of over 100,000 Euros in donations, construction of two schools in Ethiopia, since 2008

    LANGUAGES

    German | English | Amharic | Spanish | French

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  • Photographs by Mateusz Smolka | Leon Brinkmann | Roman Toulany | Amanuel Tadesse | Samerawit Kekebo | Kontantin Schraps

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