Since 1999 he has been working in the film industry within a variety of production areas. He completed his studies in film production at the dffb in 2006. Between then and 2009 he worked for the production company Essential Film GmbH on numerous international art-house movies, as well as for the French World Sales Coproduction Office. In 2006 he founded his own film production company Chromosom Film to develop and produce national and international projects for all distribution channels. All of his films have won awards around the world (six German Film Prizes, a European Film Award, a Bronze Lion, etc.) and were shown and are still been shown in cinemas worldwide.