Once my interest in filmmaking was sparked with 8mm film during high school years, I started out as a loader and later 1st AC on 35mm film in 1987 in Berlin, Germany. I got into film school in 1988.
Starting around 1992 while still in film school, I had started to pick up work as a Cinematographer or Videographer on a variety of projects, requiring different approaches and shooting styles.
In 1994, after 10 semesters at the renowned film school in Potsdam-Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf", I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinematography.
I moved to Los Angeles in 1996 and soon afterwards established juriFilm Entertainment, Inc., a production company, postproduction facility and dedicated camera crew provider for TV productions, mostly working with German and European clients.
For more than 25 years as a cinematographer and videographer in the television and independent film business now, I have worked on non-fiction projects with every major German Broadcast Network as well as Austrian, Swiss, Dutch, Belgian, British and American clients.
Around 1998 more and more projects came along that got me involved with the narrative and fictional side of filmmaking. Since then I have operated and DP'd more than a dozen full-length independent feature films which were ranging widely in budget and style.
Two of my more current projects were "Best Fake Friends" and "Imprisoned", both with Equitas Entertainment as well as several collaborations with the Department of Theatre at the University of Tennessee.