Skip to main content
 

ABOUT

Christian is known for creating well-paced comedy, high concept branded shorts and intimate dramas. Regardless of the genre, all of his films have one thing in common: powerful visual storytelling.

His work is characterized by his extensive knowledge about editing and dramaturgy, which he acquired while attending the renowned “Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg” in his late 20s. Since then, he has mastered the art of creating memorable commercials with his remarkable sense for the perfect cast, visually striking pictures and outstanding art direction.

Christian’s ability of taking the audience on a short emotional journey is testament to his impressive list of clients. His films for Mercedes-Benz, Duracell, Unicef and Mentos have won numerous major awards all over the world.

AWARDS

PUDDING

Berlin Commercial 2022: Winner (Section „New Generation Award“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2022: Gold (Section „Student: Direction“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2022: Gold (Section „Student: Cinematography“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2022: Silver (Section „Student: Editing“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2022: Silver (Section „Student: Use of Humor“)
ANDY Awards 2022: Gold (Section „Student“)
Spotlight 2022: Gold Jury Award (TV & Cinema, Student Competition)
Spotlight 2022: Bronze Jury Award (Web & Mobile, Student Competition)
Clio Awards 2022: Silver (Section „Student Film Craft: Direction“)
Clio Awards 2022: Bronze (Section „Student Film Craft: Cinematography“)
Clio Awards 2022: Bronze (Section „Student Film Craft: Editing“)
Clio Awards 2022: Bronze (Section „Student Film Craft: Music – Original“)
Clio Awards 2022: Bronze (Section „Student Film Craft: Sound Design“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Gold (Section „Online Video“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Gold (Section „Direction“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Gold (Section „Art Direction“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Gold (Section „Cinematography“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Gold (Section „Editing“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2022: Silver (Section „Sound“)
ADC – Art Directors Club Germany 2022: Silver (Commercial / Short / Onlinefilm)
Applied Arts Awards 2022: Winner (Section „Student: Video Advertising – Single“)
Applied Arts Awards 2022: Winner (Section „Student: Motion – Single“)

REVIVED

Young Director Award Cannes 2021: Gold Screen (Section „Passion Project“)
Young Director Award Cannes 2021: Silver Screen (Section „Film School (up to 6 mins)“)
Kinsale Shark Awards 2021: Gold (Section „Best New Director“)
AICP Award 2021: Winner (Section „Student Commercial“)
ANDY Awards 2021: Gold (Section „Student“)
Berlin Commercial 2021: Winner (Section „New Generation Award“)
Golden Award of Montreux 2021: Gold (Section „Talent Award: Film“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Gold (Section „Student: Film“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Gold (Section „Student: Best Overall Production“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Gold (Section „Student: Cinematography“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Silver (Section „Student: Direction“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Silver (Section „Student: Art Direction/Production Design“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2021: Silver (Section „Student: Original Music“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Gold (Section „Online Video“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Gold (Section „Direction“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Gold (Section „Art Direction“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Gold (Section „Cinematography“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Gold (Section „Editing“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2021: Bronze (Section „Writing“)
Clio Awards 2021: Gold (Section „Student Film: 61 Seconds to Five Minutes“)
Clio Awards 2021: Silver (Section „Student Film Craft: Editing“)
Clio Awards 2021: Silver (Section „Student Film Craft: Music – Original“)
Clio Awards 2021: Silver (Section „Student Film Craft: Sound Design“)
Clio Awards 2021: Bronze (Section „Student Film Craft: Cinematography“)
OnePointFour 2021: Silver (Section „In the Making“)
Applied Arts Awards 2021: Winner (Section „Student: Video Advertising – Single“)
Applied Arts Awards 2021: Winner (Section „Student: Motion – Single“)
ADC – Art Directors Club Germany 2021: Bronze (Commercial / Short / Onlinefilm)
Spotlight 2021: Silver Jury Award (Web & Mobile, Student Competition)
D&AD Awards 2021: Shortlist (Section „Next Director“)

THE MAN WITH A COIN

Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2018: Winner (Section „Best Young Talent Commercial Film“)
Kinsale Shark Awards 2018: Gold (Section „Best New Director“)
ANDY Awards 2018: Gold (Section „Student“)
VOTD’s Video of the Day: Winner
shots Awards 2018: Bronze (Section „New Director of the Year“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Gold (Section „Online Commercial“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Gold (Section „Art Direction“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Gold (Section „Cinematography“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Gold (Section „Editing“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Gold (Section „Sound Design“)
The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2018: Silver (Section „Direction“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2018: First Prize Award (Section „Student: Humor“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2018: First Prize Award (Section „Student: Art Direction“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2018: Second Prize Award (Section „Student: Film“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2018: Third Prize Award (Section „Student: Direction“)
Communication Arts Design & Advertising Competitions 2018: Winner (Section „Advertising: Student Work“)
Applied Arts Awards 2018: Winner (Section „Student: Broadcast Graphics – Single“)
US International Film & Video Festival 2018: Winner (Section „Student Productions“)
Clio Awards 2018: Bronze (Section „Student Film: Short Form“)
Clio Awards 2018: Bronze (Section „Student Film Technique: Editing“)
Clio Awards 2018: Bronze (Section „Student Film Technique: Music – Original“)
Clio Awards 2018: Bronze (Section „Student Film Technique: Sound Design“)
39th Annual Telly Awards: Bronze (Section: „Online Commercials: General-Student“)
ADC – Art Directors Club Germany 2018: Bronze (Commercial / Short / Onlinefilm)
Spotlight 2018: Bronze Jury Award (TV & Cinema, Student Competition)
Spotlight 2018: Bronze Audience Award (TV & Cinema, Student Competition)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2018: Official Selection (Section „Advertising“)

WAKE HER SOUL

The One Club – Young Ones ADC 2019: Gold (Section „Cinematography“)
Spotlight 2019: Bronze Audience Award (TV & Cinema, Student Competition)
AICP Awards 2019: Official Selection (Section „Student Commercial“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2019: Finalist (Section „Student: Film“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2019: Finalist (Section „Student: Cinematography“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2019: Finalist (Section „Student: Editing“)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2019: Finalist (Section „Student: Original Music“)

KILL THE NOISE

Young Director Award Cannes 2016: Silver Screen (Section „Test Commercial“)
Porsche Award 2016: 1st Prize (Classical Category)
Spotlight 2017: Gold Audience Award (TV & Cinema, Student Competition)
New York Festivals World’s Best Advertising 2017: First Prize Award (Section „Student: Music / Sound Design“)
D&AD 2017: Official Selection (Section „Next Director Award“)
ADC – Art Directors Club Germany 2017: Auszeichnung (Commercial / Short / Onlinefilm)
Deutscher Werbefilmpreis 2017: Official Selection (Section „Best Young Talent Commercial Film“)
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase 2017: Shortlist
AICP Awards 2017: Official Selection (Section „Student Commercial“)
Golden Award of Montreux 2017: Finalist (Section „Student Film“)

GRANATAPFEL

Young Director Award Cannes 2016: Gold Screen (Section „Charity“)
Golden Award of Montreux 2017: Gold (Section „Student Film“)
Deutscher Menschenrechts-Filmpreis / German Human Rights Award (Shortlist Filmschool)
Gingko Award 2016
AICP Awards 2017: Official Selection (Section „Student Commercial“)