Go where there is no path.

And leave a trail. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Philosopher (1803-1882)  



I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson and I try to apply it to every project I work on. Today, more than ever, there is a great need to stand out from the crowd. If you want to bring a message across, attention is the name of the game in the digital media age. Working as a writing director for over 15 years, I am passionate about creating stories and crafting films that stand out. Films that capture the individuality of a person, a brand or a product in an exciting and creative way. Individuality is the greatest – and often overlooked – asset to differentiate.

Having initially trained and worked as a scientist, I understand complex topics and enjoy breaking them down and extracting their core. At the well-known Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where I studied directing, I gained the skill to deliver these key messages in a way that resonates with the targeted audience. 

I work for a number of leading agencies in Germany and abroad. I am entrusted to work with their most senior clients; e.g. Oddity Waves (Stuttgart) for Bosch and Trumpf, KG Media Factory (Munich) for VW Triton and Audi, fischerAppelt play (Stuttgart | Berlin) for Mercedes-Benz & DB Engineering & Consulting, mmpro film- und medienproduktion (Berlin) for ABB & Bilfinger SE.

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Professional Writing-Director since 2006
English – German – Bahasa Indonesia
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Directing Skills:
People, Storytelling, Abstract, Hightech, Automotive, Documentary Style, Humor, Visual Effects, Beauty
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“Markus shows 100% commitment to all of his projects.”

Miguel Böllert
Miguel Böllert
fischerAppelt play | Head of Creative Content

“Markus works diligently and with passion.”

Jutta Raabe
Jutta Raabe
Media Consulta | Head of Editorial

“Working with Markus for over 10 years,

helped us to achieve excellent film results.”

Christina Zimmer
Christina Zimmer
mmpro filmproduktion | Head of AV services

“The collaboration was great from the very first minute!”

Kirsten Lattewitz
Kirsten Lattewitz
Faurecia Deutschland | Head of Communications

I convert ideas into concepts and detailed storyboards. I direct after meticulous preparation. And then accompany the postproduction process to make sure that the vision will become a reality.


Do you want me to get involved in an early stage of a film project, a campaign or a pitch? I can help you to strategise and – working along with you – to set-up the project for success right from the start.  


I always put 100% into every single film I am involved into make sure the final product is showcased in the best way possible. To achieve this goal, attention to detail is a prerequisite.


The secret sauce, however, is the story. Is the story good, it makes the audience to engage with the film in a postive way. It helps to shine a light on a person, a brand or a product.


Every good plot has its twists and turns. My own story doesn’t go in a straight line either. Looking back, my journey in the film industry began with my interest in science and nature. When I worked on my diploma project in biology, I did research on living butterflies on the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. I was still blind to my future media profession. It all came together, when I studied “Science and Economic Films” at the film academy Baden-Württemberg in Germany, where I graduated as a director.

Now, working on projects, I use that analytical approach, to drown out the noise around complex topics. First step is to focus on what is essential. The second step involves creativity. I transform the “message” into a compelling story that engages the viewer.