Michael is a Vienna based writer/director for film and commercials.

With his narrative films that screened at more than 200 film festivals worldwide, he developed a highly cinematic visual style and powerful storytelling that he also strives to bring into his commercial work. As a result, branded short films have become his favourite format – carefully crafted cinematic miniatures that often feature a suspenseful build-up and an unexpected, emotional twist.

His recent branded films have been acclaimed internationally, earning awards such as

ADC*E Film Silver, a Cannes Young Director Award Nomination, a Porsche Award, and the German Advertising Film Academy's New Talent Award (DWA Förderpreis).


Michael was featured as a new director to watch by Shots Magazine and by the Saatchi New German Directors' Showcase. He is a Berlinale Talents, Nipkow & Slamdance alumnus and is repped by Bite Management Munich.