120 miles off the coast of Guyana lies one of the biggest fossil fuel discoveries of our time: 13.6 billion barrels of oil and 32 trillion cubic feet of natural gas are the current estimate for known reserves in the entire offshore basin. ExxonMobil is the leading fossil fuel company in this massive drilling program, which has benefitted from Guyana receiving considerable budget support and technical assistance from the World Bank. Together, the two, along with a dozen other companies, risk turning Guyana into the world’s latest victim of the oil curse, further fueling the global climate crisis.

Carbon Bomb
Documentary, 45 minutes
Released 2020
 
Germany & Guyana
Director & Editor

Generations after surviving genocide, a group of Northern Cheyenne Indians struggle to heal the trauma that has been consuming their culture ever since. They ask themselves: Is tradition the path back to being “the beautiful people” they once were?

Generations after surviving genocide, a group of Northern Cheyenne Indians struggle to heal the trauma that has been consuming their culture ever since. They ask themselves: Is tradition the path back to being “the beautiful people” they once were?

Generations after surviving genocide, a group of Northern Cheyenne Indians struggle to heal the trauma that has been consuming their culture ever since. They ask themselves: Is tradition the path back to being “the beautiful people” they once were?

Generations after surviving genocide, a group of Northern Cheyenne Indians struggle to heal the trauma that has been consuming their culture ever since. They ask themselves: Is tradition the path back to being “the beautiful people” they once were?

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Generations after surviving genocide, a group of Northern Cheyenne Indians struggle to heal the trauma that has been consuming their culture ever since. They ask themselves: Is tradition the path back to being “the beautiful people” they once were?

The Beautiful People
Documentary, 90 minutes
Ongoing personal project
 
United States & Germany
Director & Cinematographer
Danube
Documentary web-series
Release 2019 & 2020
 
Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, & Croatia
Cinematographer & Assistant Director

The documentary film Straßensamurai (Street Samurai) takes an intimate look into the lives of an unexpected kind of bouncer; one that follows a unique codex similar to that of the samurai Japan in the Middle Ages. We follow a such a group, one with a deep loyalty to employers and colleagues, and a sacred respect for even their opponents. 

Straßensamurai
Documentary, 76 min.
Released 2015
Germany
Cinematographer & Assistant Director