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

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 To the Sea wins jury prize at the Ourense Festival

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​


TO THE SEA wins the JURY PRIZE at Ourense Festival - after a festival run that included the World Premiere at the International Short Film Festival Winterthur, the International Premiere at the Alcine Festival Madrid, the Solothurner Filmtage & Max Ophyls Preis Saarbrücken.

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It's two wraps:

The marionette-shortfilm for children "The girl Mo" and the political short thriller "Sabotage" - both Presence Production Gmbh - go into post production. 

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

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

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