I was born in 1981 in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). 

Currently I'm living in Chur (Switzerland).


2014/15 Prague Film School - majoring in Camera, Screenwriting & Film Directing 
2005 Acting diploma Theatre School Zurich

2000 German Abitur



2020 Juror Marc Forster awards Hakuna Matata best Musicvideo at Graubünden Music Award

2016 Polder wins Zinema Zombie Festival Bogota

2016 Polder wins Best Film, Best Directing, Best Script, Best FX, Best Female Actress, Best

          Male Actor at Nocturna Festival Madrid

2016 Big City Fever (Dir.Karoline Vielemeyer, Camera: Julian Grünthal) wins "Best          

          Student Film" at Long Beach Indie Festival

2016 Swiss National Theatre Award with the group 400ASA
2015 Polder wins Méliès d'Argent Filmfestival Trieste for Best European Fantastic Film 
2015 Graduation Prague Film School "with honours"
2011 Bern Filmprize as director for the feature „Mary&Johnny“
2011 Premio theatre-directing-prize best young director for „Nico's Love“
2007 Stipendium of the culture centre Nairs (Switzerland) as author
2005 Oprecht Prize as best actor, diploma Theatre School Zurich​


HAKUNA MATATA wins Best Music Video at Graubünden Music Award. Great thanks to Marc Forster, who was the jury.

TO THE SEA celebrates it's World Premiere at the International Short Film Festival Winterthur on November 7th. International Premiere at the Alcine Festival Madrid on November 9th. Next screenings in February at the Solothurner Filmtage & Max Ophyls Preis Saarbrücken.

Ronja Räubertochter, directed by J.M.Grünthal & C.Engelbert finishes after a sold out run in Stadttheater Chur. Check out the reviews.

Musicvideo  EH NID EWIG out now! 

Music Video SANDUHR out now !

POLDER got a marvellous review in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" after being shown on Swiss and German national TV. Here's the link.