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EDUCATION



2008 - 2012        Workshop | New Documentary Theatre with Hans-Werner Kroesinger

                                Academy of the Union of the Theatres of Europe | Schauspielhaus Graz | Austria | December 2012


                                Projectweek | Factory of Products for Radical Change with Jan Ritsema

                                Forum Freies Theater | Düsseldorf | May 2012


                                Studies | Theatre Directing

                                Folkwang University of the Arts | Essen

                                artist diploma/masters degree | March 2012


                                Workshop | Translating the Unknown with Guido Kleene and Lotte van den Berg

                                Herbst Academy | Steirischer Herbst | Graz | Austria | October 2011


                           Erasmus Exchange | Theatre Directing

                                Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático | Madrid | Spain | September 2010 - April 2011


2005 - 2008        Studies | Film Directing Masterclasses i.e. with Andreas Dresen, Andres Veiel

                           filmArche Berlin

                                graduated 2008


                                Advanced Class | Script Supervising and Continuity with Randy Feldman

                                New York Film Academy (NYFA) | New York | USA | June 2005


2002 - 2005        University | Islamic Sciences | Politics

                                Freie Universität Berlin | University of Potsdam | Focus: Arabic Language | Berlin



DIRECTING WORKS - selection




2011/12           SPRING and HOPE = BAHAR and OMID

                            masters/diploma | theatre directing | Folkwang University of the Arts

                            premiered: 22nd of September 2011 | Pina Bausch Theater Essen

                            * Körber Studio Junge Regie 2012 | Thalia Theater Hamburg

                            * ACT Festival | Bilbao | Spain | 2012

                            * IT’s Festival | Amsterdam | Netherlands | 2012

                            * NEU/NOW Festival | Porto | Portugal | 2012

                            * Folkwang-Award for Performing Arts | 2012


2011    Error en el sistema | Trouble in the works by Harold Pinter

                            practicing piece | Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático | Madrid | Spain

                            self-made translation: English/Spanish


2010    LΩΩP³

                            shortfilm | 19 minutes | Cologne/Essen

                            Co-production of AZ Filmproduktion and FilmhausKöln

                            funded by the „Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes NRW“


                        Da kommt noch wer | Someone is going to come by Jon Fosse

                            bachelor | theatre-directing | Folkwang University of the Arts

                            * guest performance at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in April 2011


2009              Die Räuber | The robbers by Friedrich Schiller

                            practicing piece | Folkwang University of the Arts


                            The Blue Room by David Hare   

                            practicing piece | Folkwang University of the Arts

                            self-made translation: English/German


2008    Emilia Galotti by G.E. Lessing

                            practicing piece | Folkwang University of the Arts


2007   Scarves

                            short documentary | 14 minutes | Istanbul | Ljubljana | NoviSad | Mostar | Berlin

                            documentation for the international filmproject „Divided God“

                            funded by the „European Cultural Foundation“


                        ThIstanbul

                            short documentary | 7 minutes | Istanbul | Turkey

                            * awarded at the International Filmfestival Istanbul 2007


2006    Der Da Vor Stand | Out Of It

                            shortfilm | 3 minutes | Berlin

                            Co-production of AZ Filmproduktion and filmArche


                        100 Sachen | 100 mph

                            shortfilm | 8 minutes | Berlin

                            Co-production of AZ Filmproduktion and filmArche

                            * Filmfestival Münster | 2007

                            * Publikumspreis | Kurzfilmnacht Flensburg | 2007


                        Con               

                            shortfilm | 7 minutes | Berlin

                            AZ Filmproduktion


2005     Parkstories

                            shortfilm | 30 minutes | Brooklyn | USA

                            * Tribeca Filmfestival | New York | 2006


                        Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst | I spy with my little eye

                        shortfilm | 5 minutes | Berlin

                        * Bergischer Filmpreis Wuppertal | 2006

                            * Bester Nachwuchsfilm | Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Salzburg | 2005


2004   Generation F

                            documentary | 60 minutes | USA




ASSISTANT WORKS AND INTERNSHIPS - selection




2009    Mein Leben im Off | 1st assistant director

                            motion picture | director: Oliver Haffner | if…Productions | Munich


2008    24h Berlin – Ein Tag im Leben | 1st assistant director

                            TV-documentary | artistic director: Volker Heise | zero one film |arte/rbb | Berlin


2007    Unter Eis  | Under Ice by Falk Richter | intern/assistant director

                            opera | director: Falk Richter | music: Jörn Arnecke | Ruhr-Triennale | Bochum


2006    Die Fälscher | The Counterfeiters | video-operator

                            motion picture | director: Stefan Ruzowitzky | Josef Aichholzer Filmproduktion | Vienna | Austria

                            * Academy Award for best foreign film | 2008


2005     The Sopranos  6th season | production assistant

                            TV series | director: div. | HBO | New York | USA


2004    GG19 - 19 good reasons for democracy | production assistant

                            motion picture | artistic director: Harald Siebler | movie members filmproduktion GmbH | Berlin




OTHER



                   

2012    foundation | satellit produktion

                            label for stage projects | Munich


2011    project managing collaboration | Emergency Entrance

                            International Theatreproject and Festival | Schauspielhaus Graz | Austria


2011    member of the programming-team | INSTED@ITs 2011

                            Organisation of “Encounter”, the meeting of the international directors

                            ITs Festival Amsterdam | Netherlands


2010    member of the jury | NRW - Theatertreffen 2010

                            selection of the best plays in the state of NRW for the festival in 2010

                            Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus


seit 2008    member | INSTED

                            International Network of Young Theatre Directors

                            annual meetings and cooperations in and with various countries

                            founded in 2006 in Amsterdam | Netherlands


2005 - 2008    member | NISI MASA

                            European Network of Young Cinema


2001      NGO for peace | JUGEND FÜR FRIEDEN 

                            organisation of events for political education | Munich



Languages:     

German | native

English | native

Spanish | fluent

French | okay


Experience outside of Germany/Austria:

2012 | research for theatre-project | Tel Aviv/Jerusalem | Israel

2011 | research for theatre-project | Tehran/Esfahan | Iran

2010-2011 | studies | Madrid | Spain

2006 | research for film-project | Buenos Aires | Argentina

2006 | work and travel | Virgin Islands | Caribbean

2005-2006 | film work | Brooklyn | New York | USA

2004 | film work | Chicago/Detroit/New York | USA

1998-2000 | highschool | Champaign-Urbana | Illinois | USA