Award-winning filmmaker. Nomad. Ocean kid. Artist & Activist.
Born and raised in Austria, with Polish heritage and feels more European than identifying with or belonging to one Nationality and place. She finished her master degree in filmmaking at Kingston University in London at age 21, was then awared with a scholarship for practical PhD studies in documentary filmmaking at Roehampton University London, where she researched to what extend the act of filmmaking, using the camera as an eye and voice can lead to female empowerment in an area such as Kibera, one of Africa‘s largest slums in Kenya. Focusing on topics such as activism and feminsim through the lens of art. Half way through her studies though, she realised she’d much rather get her hands dirty and create films that pierce the heart directly and have impact.
She is always searching for aesthetics and authenticity, something real and raw. As director she is working on documentaries, commercial work and music videos. The medium doesn’t matter, on the contrary: merging genres are all the more interesting.
She enjoys not to fit into existing categories but to unfold and create where boundaries evaporate. A strong political message and sensuality go hand in hand. Her work has an incredible sense of delicacy combined with real power. Her background as a graphic designer plays a big role in her creative concepts and set directing and explains the sense of minimalism and abstraction in her camera compositions. What distinguishes her work from others is that
everything she creates is at its heart empowering and poetic.
Art and activism, always both.