NOMINATED: Best Directing
Michael, born 1980 in South Germany with Sri Lankan, British, Czeck and German heritage, worked for more than 18 years in the camera department. Since a couple of years this auto didact is writing, producing and directing his own stories. 2016 premiered his award-winning short “Thirst For Life” and with “Alive”, his directional feautire film, debutted in 2019. His stories focus on the human condition, the underlying hope in every tragedy, how we make our own fate and how love should be the driving force in everything we do.