Markus began his professional career in the film industry as an editor for Bavaria Film, before moving to the creation department of a major German television channel as a director and creative producer, creating promos. He then started directing Musicvideos for the German and Italian market before switching to advertising. His first spot, for Guinness, earned a place on the shortlist for the Young Director Award @Cannes.
During his more than 10 years as a director Markus worked with artists such as Heike Makatsch, Lady Gaga and many more and has shot campaigns for some of the world’s top brands including Ikea, Braun, Mercedes-Benz, Proctor & Gamble, Miele, Nestlé and McDonalds.
Markus is hard to pigeon-hole because he has mastered a wide spectrum of genres, from documentary realism to visual and cinematic work – all the while holding authentic character performance and poetic storytelling in the highest regard. His obsessive commitment, cinematic sensibilities and his deep appreciation of the actor-director relationship are his trademark.
The Austrian born director lives in Cologne with his wife, daughter and son.