Stephan was born in a stormy night on a small cockleshell in the middle of the Baltic Sea, Germany. After school, apprenticeship and all that growing-up stuff he worked as a media design freelancer and editor. In order to tell his own stories, he decided to study commercial directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. There he shot several spec commercials and comedy shorts, some of them award winning. Since receiving his diploma in spring 2013 he lives in Berlin and continues what he loves most: telling fun and creative commercials.
Mercedes-Benz, RangeRover, Congstar, Knoppers, Wrigley’s, Deutsche Bahn, FlixBus, Sky, LIDL, Merkur, Famila, Rügenwalder Mühle, Meggle, JimBeam, Coppenrath&Wiese, Lotto, Schott, Caparol, Euromaster and many many more
2021 »Award for Schott: The Receptionist @Deutscher Preis für Onlinekommunikation
2017 »Berlinale - 1.Prize for a Dramedy TV Series Concept
2014 »SILVER NAIL for Wrigley’s and RangeRover @ADC, Germany »WINNER NewGermanDirectorShowcase Satchi&Satchi ‘Wrigley’s - Out of this world’ »jury BRONZE at the international advertising festival spotlight: ‘Range Rover - Yeti’
2013 »NOMINATED YoungDirectorsAward CannesLions: ‘Wrigley’s 5Gum – Out of this world’ »jury BRONZE at the international advertising festival spotlight: ‘HD+ - The High Definition Show’
2012 »jury GOLD at first steps award: ‘Sky - Northpole’ »jury BRONZE at the international advertising festival spotlight: ‘Sky - Northpole’ »jury SPECIAL PRIZE ´best script at porsche international student advertising film award: ‘Sky - Northpole’ können.