Hi, I'm Felix. I discovered my fascination for non-fiction cinema through a documentary film project in 2013. In the following years I autodidactically learned more filmmaking skills. Since 2015 I have also been working as a freelancer on several productions. Since 2016 I am studying directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg with a focus on documentary film. I always try to define my films through strong and hopeful protagonists and to give the audience the opportunity to experience them through a deep, personal closeness.
Empathy requires an understanding of the other. I try to make documentaries that have substance, that connect people, that really make you feel connected to the world of the protagonists – regardless of her or his origin, colour, social or cultural status, etc. For me, this process is empathy.
Research is the carefull study a given subject, area, or problem. It is very important for me, that I am able to fully understand my protagonists and their world in order to be qualified to tell the story.
Anthropology is the science of humanity, but what I mean by that is more philosophical. Who are we and what is our life about? What kind of world do we want to live in?