Markus began his professional career in the film industry as a cutter for Bavaria Film, before moving to the Creation Department of a major German television channel as a director and creative producer, creating promos. His first spot, for Guinness, earned a place on the shortlist for the Young Director Award @Cannes.

During his more than 10 years as a director Markus worked with artists such as Heike Makatsch, Lady Gaga and many more and has shot campaigns for some of the world’s top brands including Ikea, Braun, Mercedes-Benz, Proctor & Gamble, Miele, Nestlé and McDonalds. He also directed a number of music videos including one of the most-aired music videos of Europe: Gigi D´Aggostino – La Passion.

Markus is hard to pigeon-hole because he has mastered a wide spectrum of genres, from documentary realism to visual and cinematic work – all the while holding authentic character performance and poetic storytelling in the highest regard. His obsessive commitment, cinematic sensibilities and his deep appreciation of the actor-director relationship are his trademark.

AWARDS

Gold Best of Content Marketing, Gold WorldMediaFestival, Gold Promax New York, Finalist Promax&BDA Europe, Nomination Echo Award, Silver Promax, Bronze BDA, Short list CFP-E Young Directors Award @Cannes.