Born in the little village of St. Nikola in Upper Austria, trained as a retail salesman, shopwindow-decorator and commercial artist, followed by several years of work-experience in Vienna, variety of work at international exhebitions and one year stay in Venezuela where I worked as an assistant to an interior architect in Caracas, I went back to Austria for my first featurefilm project, working as construction manager.
This was back in 1985, the movie was called “Müllers Büro” directed by Niki List, my longtime friend and mentor, who sadly has left us much too soon. The work that followed up to today is more than 40 movie- an TV-productions, as well as many commercials and music videos in different positions of the art-department.
Extensive travel between various film productions brought me to Asia, South America, or to West Africa where I met my wife and new partner in the middle of the dessert. A TV-series project with an American film production led us in 1992 to the Franco-Dutch Caribbean island “St. Martin”. When we finished with the shooting, a job as art- director for a local TV- production-company was offered to me – I spontaneously agreed. In September 1995 Hurricane Luis destroyed the company building and finished my employment, but not the love we had for the land, sea and people.
In the same year we found on the neighboring island of Anguilla (British-Westindies) a new and untill up today a second home. As movielocation.at, we were participating in recent years on various film-commercials and photo-shootings in and around Anguilla. All these years, I am now to speak a long-distance-commuter between West Indies (Caribbean) and Europe.