Like the ubiquitous Coca Cola came appearing in Africa in the 80s, the American invention of snowboarding has been exported to nearly every snowy locale in the world. But access to snowboarding in most former Communist countries and the Near East didn't even formally exist before 1990 - all you could get were black market decks, bindings and magazine scraps smuggled in from "free" European countries. The residue of economic and cultural isolation still lingers. At the same time, the contemporary snowboard scene in the Near East as well as in Eastern Europe is strong. Snowboarding is not a counter-culture symbol like it is in the playgrounds of the affluent - it is about as robust an outlet of personal expression and freedom as you can get. They don't just "get it", they truly live it.
Born on October 26, 1979. Studied in Leipzig - International Management University of Applied Sciences (the academic year 2004/2005 I spent abroad for seasonal work and travelling around for new cultural experiences). Graduated as „Bachelor of Arts“ in International Management.
2005 Documentary „Keep on rolling!“, 30min; 2006 Image Film Ripzone Europe GmbH, 5min; 2007 Image Film Atomic Snowboarding International, 8min; 2007 Documentary „2days2halls1competition 2007 8min; 2007 Documentary „Poland - A snowboard documentary“, 18min; 2008 Image Film Skeleton World Championships 2008, 5min; 2008 Documentary „2days2halls1competition 2008“, 10min; 2008 Documentary „Slovaki a true movie about snowboarding“, 26min; 2008 Short Movie „Das Andere“, 3min; 2009 Documentary „From Romania with Love“, 26min; 2009 Documentary „Breathe“, 38min; 2010 Short Movie „Mira83“, 21min; 2010 Short Movie „Mira83Halbe“, 16min; 2010 Documentary „At Equilibrium“, 33min; 2011 Documentary „Snowboarding China“, 26min