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Born and raised in Fellbach, close to Stuttgart, Germany, Johannes started making movies with his older brother and their father’s Super 8 camera at the early age of 3 years. A lot of „Italo- Western“ and experimental videos followed over the years. Inspired by photographers such as Helmut Newton or Gregory Crewdson and his own father, who photographed every situation of the family, Johannes love for photography was born.

After graduating, he started an apprenticeship as a photographer at Debeos Studios, working as a freelance photographer for two years afterwards. Mercedes Benz among others being the main customers of the Debeos Studios.

During this time he learned a lot about lighting, shooting techniques and above all leading a team. On the side he kept making short films and music videos and realized that his passion for directing was stronger than for photography.

He thereafter got accepted by the the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg in 2009 to study directing for commercials. Johannes has a strong sense for actors and pictorial design but also for all the technical processes that go into making a film. His work has been shown at the “saatchi & saatchi new german directors showcase”, was on the shortlist of “young director award” in Cannes, won the „Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award“, „Art director’s club“ and bronze at the „Spotlight Festival“.

He loves to work, so let him work!



2016 „Can’t take my eyes off you“ Finalist Shocking Shorts Award

2016 „Can’t take my eyes off you“ official selection of NYFF New York Film Festival

2016 „Can’t take my eyes off you“ official selection of MOTEL X Int. Fantastic Film Festival Lissabon

2016 „Can’t take my eyes off you“ official selection of Screamfest L.A.

2016 „Perspektiven“ nominiert Deutscher Werbefilmpreis

2016 „Perspektiven“ official selection ÉCU -The European Independent Film Festival Paris

2016 „Perspektiven“ official selection NYC – Independent Film Festival

2016 „Perspektiven“ Finalist Award New York Festival

2015 „Allein unter Irren“ nominiert mittellanger Film Max Ophüls Preis

2015 „Perspektiven“ nominiert First Steps Award

2015 „Perspektiven“ Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award, Eröffnungsprogramm

2013 „The Press“ Bronze Spotlight Festival

2013 „The Press“ ADC Auszeichnung

2013 „The Press“ saatchi & saatchi new german directors showcase

2012 „The Press“ Shortlist Young director award

2012 „The Press“ Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award, New Ways