Stephan went to film school in Munich (the HFF), where he studied documentary film directing and commercial directing. He also studied in Madrid and wrote a PhD thesis on film at the University of Cambridge. Besides directing commercials, Stephan has made several long documentaries. He is based in Berlin and speaks German, English, Spanish and French.
Nominations & awards:
Deutsche Bahn - Last Minute: Golden Award of Montreux, Talent Award (Gold Medal) | Young Director Award Cannes (shortlist) | Shots Awards, New Director of the Year (shortlist) | AICP Awards (shortlist) | ADC Junior Awards (bronze “nail”) | Spotlight Festival (silver audience award)
Mitsubishi - A World Without Electricity: Young Director Award Cannes (shortlist) | First Steps Award (nominated) | Porsche Award (shortlist) | ADC Junior Awards (“Auszeichnung”) | Spotlight Festival (bronze audience award) | Autovision Festival (Special Jury Prize) | Saatchi&Saatchi New German Directors Showcase.