Born in Vienna, Austria in 1972, Otto Schwarz studied History and Art History at the University of Vienna, and spent some time of his studies at the University of Poitiers (France). After graduation he started working for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation in Vienna (ORF). His focus as director is on historical items, but his documentary work for television comprises a wide range from social to cultural topics. Otto Schwarz is also a successful book-author (“Marcel Prawy” and “Behind the facades – The Vienna Ringstraße”). His documentary films include e.g., “Inside Karajan” (2008), “Marcel Prawy – Bigger than Life” (2006), “The Vienna State Opera – the Rebirth of an Opera House” (2005), “Fritz Grünbaum” (2005), "Vienna Ringstraße” (2004), “Hugo Wiener – Fun Is Life” (2004).