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Bio & Awards

Bio

Mario’s career began in Cologne, Germany where he worked in multiple departments for various television production companies. It was at this time that he developed skills in every major facet of production including camera, editing, producing and most notably writing, a talent that allowed him to develop and direct his own original programs spanning a variety of genres.

In 2008 Mario went to the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg where he set the groundwork for a versatile career by writing and directing music videos, commercials, and short films, many of which won him international acclaim including a Cannes Young Director Award and an „European Student of the Year Award“ from the Art Director’s Club. Mario’s unique combination of craft and creativity has allowed him to create commercials for a client list that includes Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Chase, Lufthansa, Canon and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra for which his “The Biggest Concert in the World” spot was awarded two Gold Lions at Cannes.

In 2018 he underlined his profile as a storyteller by helming all five episodes for the Primetime Mini-Series „Team 13“ as well writing and directing the short film „The Man with the Hammer“ which will premiere on festivals in 2019.

Mario lives with his wife and his two kids near Cologne, Germany. He´s also an ambitious endurance athlete competing in triathlon- and running competitions.

Awards (selected)

Asian American Advertising Federation 2018
Creative Campaign of the Year (1st Place): „Soaring Hearts“ for JP Morgan Chase

The American Advertising Award 2017
2x Bronze: Chase Mastery Campaign – Handmade Noodles & Isaac Hou

Saatchi & Saatchi New German Director´s Showcase 2011
Winner: One

ANIMAYO 2011
Best Advertising Spot: Adidas – Pure Performance

CANNES LIONS 2010
2x Gold: Philharmonic Hamburg

YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD 2010
Shortlist: Austrian Airlines – Fly Away

ADC EUROPE 2010, BARCELONA
European Student of the Year

ADC JUNIOR DAYS 2010
Student of the Year

VDW AWARD 2010
Finalist: One – www.one.org

YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD 2009
1st Prize: Oleg – Life of a Weightlifter

VDW AWARD 2009
1st Prize: Oleg – Life of a Weightlifter

KURZ UND SCHÖN 2009
1st Prize: Oleg – Life of a Weightlifter

PORSCHE DAVID AWARD 2008
1st Prize: Adidas – Pure Performance

YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD, CANNES 2008
2nd Prize: Adidas – Pure Performance

ADC JUNIOR DAYS 2008
Auszeichnung: Adidas Pure Performance

VDW AWARD 2008
Finalist: Adidas – Pure Performance