October, 2017
SIGMA FILM
I’ve now partnered up with fellow producer Heinz Stussak’s Sigma Film to write, direct and produce THE GLORIOUS BASTARD. The true story of the REAL Inglorious Bastard Fred Mayer. Can’t wait to break this story to the world..

July, 2017
Verband Filmregie Österreich
I’ve been elected to the board of directors of the Verband Filmregie Österreich (Director’s Guild Austria). Very much looking forward to contributing and make working conditions better for my peers here in Austria.

May, 2017
MARIA THERESIA
WOW! Our Docu-Drama MARIA THERESIA just won 21% market share in Austria’s ORF TELEVISION. This makes it the all time NUMBER 1 of the entire Universum-History series. Holy smokes! Congrats to all our collaborators on this. MARIA THERESIA is a coproduction between ZDF, ORF, ARTE and CZESKATELEVIZE.

March, 2017
OPERATION GREENUP
Vent Productions has begun pre-production on OPERATION GREENUP, the true story of the real Inglorious Bastard.

January, 2017
MARIA THERESIA
We’re currently shooting MARIA THERESIA, a coproduction between ZDF, ARTE, ORF and CZESKATELEVIZE.

October 13th, 2016
MARIA THERESIA
Vent Productions has acquired the life rights of Toni Innauer, ski-jumping legend and olympic gold winner of the 70s and early 80s. We are currently putting together an international co-production.

April 16th, 2016
FRED MAYER HAS DIED
It’s with big sadness to announce the passing of friend and role model Fred Mayer. We are currently working on our movie OPERATION GREENUP based on the life of Fred. Condolences to his family and we promise to work even harder to get Fred’s incredible story out into the world. Here’s a link to Fred’s obituary in the New York Times.

November 23rd, 2015
OPERATION GREENUP
Vent Productions has acquired the life rights of Fred Mayer, THE REAL INGLORIOUS BASTARD. Fred, who as a German Jew fled Nazi Germany for Brooklyn as a teenager in 1938, only to parachute back into Nazi-controlled Austria seven years later as an American spy on an improbable secret mission. What an incredible story to bring to the screen!

July 10th, 2015
"WHO WILL WE TELL THIS TO?"
We are currently shooting our documentary on survivors of the Mauthausen concentration camp in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, New York, Vienna, Mauthausen, and in Israel. The documentary is also to bee seen as thorough preparation for our feature film  ONE DAY IN MAY, based on Iakovos Kambanellis incredible book MAUTHAUSEN.

January 10th, 2015
THE SILENT MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
Our world sales company PREMIERE ENTERTAINMENT has sold our film to many, many countries. As of now THE SILENT MOUNTAIN will be released in more than 60 countries worldwide. Who would have thought! Congrats and THANKS to our team who made all this possible.

March 30th, 2014
THE SILENT MOUNTAIN IS ON HIS WAY TO BECOME A THEATRICAL HIT IN AUSTRIA AND ITALY
The world premiere of The Silent Mountain was a success. And the theatrical release is on track to become a box office hit in native Austria as well as Northern Italy. This is good news because it means our film hits the local audience at its nerve. Lets keep fingers crossed for the international journey of THE SILENT MOUNTAIN.

February 10th, 2014
THE SILENT MOUNTAIN SHOOT  
The world premiere of The Silent Mountain will be celebrated in Bozen on March 10th. We are very much looking forward to the birthday of our movie. It will then be released in Austria and Northern Italy. But there is more to come . . . (Start Date: March 14th!)  For more information go to www.facebook.com/DerStilleBerg

August 9th, 2012
THE SILENT MOUNTAIN SHOOT was rough . . .
I am spent. We shot two more weeks because of a lightning strike that hit next to our team and spread on to us. Nine people got hurt but they are alive and kicking. But that was only the beginning. A dirt avalanche swept away one of our battlefield sets and then our main actor William became sick. I am tired - but happy.

May 10th, 2012
Pre-Production THE SILENT MOUNTAIN
It's official. We are about to shoot The Silent Mountain with William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Eugenia Costantini and Claudia Cardinale. Can't wait to work with the legend. The moment when she gets off the train in ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST comes into my mind right away. We will shoot for six weeks. Check out on the "making of" on www.facebook.com/DerStilleBerg

May 10th, 2011
GLOBAL WARNING
Our documentary will celebrate its Day-and-Date-Release on June 1st, 2011 at the 20th International Innsbruck Film Festival. GW will run in competition there. And after this the film will go on a screening tour in Austria and Italy, released on DVD also in both countries and VOD on Amazon. So exciting.

April 8th, 2011
SOUTH OF PICO GOES THEATRICAL
After a successfull run in the U.S., SOP will be released theatrically in Austria later this year. This is the European Premiere after being released in the US.

April 10th, 2011
GLOBAL WARNING
Heading to Los Angeles. Working on the edit of GLOBAL WARNING. lots to do...

September 1st, 2008
GLOBAL WARNING
A documentary. First one for me. Hook is: Global warming melts the glaciers all over the world. But what peels itself out of the Northern Italian glaciers is eiree: Remnants of World War 1. Not just weapons but frozen and very live ammunition and even mummified soldiers are jolted out by the ice every year now. So a question crossed my mind: Do Global Warming and War have anything in common? So I went on a search. And what I found so far we'll be made available on www.globalwarning-derfilm.com. Check it out!

June 28th, 2008
...AND MORE AWARDS FOR SOUTH OF PICO
SOP just won the Audience Award at the Innsbruck Film Festival and simultaneously was presented in Beijing, China and won the Golden Duck for Best Feature at the Beijing New Films Festival.

Go to www.southofpico.com for more info...

June 15th, 2008
SOUTH OF PICO
will soon be released in the U.S.: September 9th 2008!

May 29th, 2008
GLOBAL WARNING
A documentary. First one. Hook is: Global warming melts the glaciers all over the world. But what peels itself out of the Northern Italian glaciers is eiree: Remnants of World War 1. Not just weapons but frozen and very live ammunition and even mummified soldiers are jolted out by the ice every year now. We already shot last summer and will shoot more coming August/September 2008.

Website will be online and announced here soon.

May 15th 2008
SOUTH OF PICO on FACEBOOK!!!
Become a fan of SOUTH OF PICO on Facebook. Go to: www.facebook.com

April 28th, 2008
MORE AWARDS
After winning all three nominations at our world premiere I was honored to receive the Best Director Award in the First Feature Competition of the 16th Pan African Film Festival 2008 in Los Angeles. Soren Fulton was nominated Best Supporting Actor at the 29th Young Artist Awards. Congrats, Soren - well deserved. And another win came from native Austria: The Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award from Drehbuchverband Austria (equivalent to WGA).

Go to www.southofpico.com for more info...

Next stops for SOUTH OF PICO on the festival circuit are: 17th Int. Innsbruck Film Festival-Austria, Bejing Int. FilmFestival-China, New York International Latino Film Festival-USA; and there's more to come...