Born in1964 in Arad, Romania. In 1972 his family emigrated to Austria. From the age of 13 directed short films presented at several international amateur film festivals. His feature film CRESCENDO was awarded the main prize by the Austrian Amateur Film Association, VÖFA and participated as Austrian entry at the World Film Festival of UNICA.
After studying mechanical engineering at HTL Bregenz (graduated in 1987) he studied at the Theater and Film Science University of Vienna between 1988-91. In 1992 made his first professional feature film LIPSTICK.
Since 1996 resident in New York City.
Paw / Mancs (2015) - 92 min, Hu
The Camera Murderer / Der Kameramörderer (2010) - 95 min, At/Hu/Ch
2010, Hungarian Film Week: Best Director
Dallas Pashamende / Dallas Among Us (2005) - 93 min, Új Budapest Filmstúdió, Medien und Television München, Allegro Film Vienna
Tatort - Tödliche Tagung (2001) - TV, 90 min, ORF
Franz und Anna (2001) - TV, 90 min, Kirch Media/BR/ORF
Tatort - Nie wieder Oper (1998) - TV, 90 min, ORF
Rest in Pieces (1997) - documentary-feature with Joe Coleman and Jim Jarmusch, 90 min
Der Weg nach Eden / The Road to Eden (1995) - documentary-feature, 85 min
1995, Montreal Festival de Nouveau Cinema: Best Documentary Prize
1995, Golden Kader Award (National Film Prize, Austria)
Lipstick (1993), 90 min, Sternstunden Filmproduktion
1996, Graz DIAGONALE: Austrian Film Prize