WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m a film director. I love to compose (film-) music as well though.
WHY ARE YOU DOING IT?
Because it fulfills me to create something extraordinary. Something you haven’t seen or heard before. It doesn’t really matter whether it’s film or music related. There is nothing better than the process of creation. The thrill of having a vision, bringing it to life and finally showing it to an audience is the ultimate experience. I live to create. It’s my engine, my heart. I can’t think of anything else that would make me more complete. But in the end it’s not the art itself that fulfills me, it’s the thought of showing it to an audience. That’s the real joy of everything. So I think the essence of why I’m doing it is that I want to inspire people, entertain them and, in the end, make them happy.
WHAT / WHO INFLUENCES YOU?
James Cameron, Michael Jackson, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino (especially because I love his attitude), Hans Zimmer (probably the only German in Hollywood I really look up to) and lately also Ben Affleck (check out “Argo”!)
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
To constantly surpass myself and to never stop working with pure passion. I’d like to say I want to make the most spectacular films ever existed and yes that’s absolutely true, but I don’t think of the big picture so much. I believe in “the next step” and that’s always the next goal for me. I don’t like to think so much anyway. I consider myself a doer. And that’s simply what I do.