Michael is a writer/director based in Vienna and Berlin. With his narrative short films that earned numerous awards worldwide, he developed a highly cinematic visual style and powerful, emotional storytelling that he strives to bring into his commercial work. Having worked as a copywriter at Ogilvy & Mather for three years, Michael also features great sensibility for creative conception, client needs and the industry workflow.


In 2014, he won the Deutsche Werbefilmakademie Förderpreis (New Talent Award) for his project THE CULPRIT, followed by a Porsche Advertising Film Award for the produced film in 2015. Currently, Michael is developing his debut feature screenplay with the Nipkow Script Programme in Berlin and is preparing new commercial projects.