I was born 1982 and raised in the southern part of Graubünden, Switzerland.
My native languages are German and Italian. I’m fluent in English, Spanish and French. My interests lie in film, photography, digital-art, travel and nature.
Knowledge / Skills
- Extensive experience in the grip and electric department
- Proficient with camera dollies, jib-arms and cranes
- Experience with car mounts
- Driver’s license for trucks, category C1E/D1E
- Expertise in set building/design and event decoration
- Nine years of experience with Photoshop as retoucher and colorist
- Large format digital printing, analog black/white and color film development lab
Since 2016 — Managing Partner of CamCar GmbH, Zürich Switzerland
With the newly founded company CamCar my partners and I offer camera tracking vehicles and equipment in Switzerland.
Since 2012 — Key Grip / Grip, Zürich Switzerland
Since the beginning of 2012 I am based in Zürich and I have worked on feature films, commercials and short films in Switzerland. Since 2013 I am part of SSFV, the Swiss Film Workers Union.
2009-2012 — Grip, New York / Los Angeles United States
My first experience with Film was on a small Set Brooklyn where i was hired as a Runner. One thing led to another and i worked in New York and Los Angeles as Grip, Electrician, Key Grip and Gaffer on numerous short film productions, thesis projects and independent feature films.
2006-2010 — Head of Tricknik Bildbearbeitung, St. Gallen Switzerland.
In spring of 2006 I founded the company „Tricknik Bildbearbeitung“ with the objective to leverage my years of experience in photography and digital image processing on a self-employed basis.
2003-2006 — Assistant Photographer for Hanspeter Wagner, St. Gallen Switzerland
During my three year internship with advertisement photographer Hanspeter Wagner I was taught to work with most professional photographic cameras; analog as well as digital. I learned the art of scene lighting, working with daylight, strobe photo lights, tungsten and HMI lights.
1998 - 2000 — Apprenticeship as waiter with Federal Certificate of Proficiency
In 2000 I received a Federal Certificate of Proficiency for my two year apprenticeship as a waiter in the five-star hotel "Albergo Giardino", Ascona. Though even after graduating the final exams as class best, I knew I wanted to work in a more creative environment.