Born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1960, he studied film at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and also in Bologna between 1981 and 1987. He is a freelance writer, journalist, director and producer for film and television. In 1994 he founded his own production company, Galeria Alaska Productions. Between 2007 and 2010 he was editor-in-chief and deputy director of programming at TIMM television channel. Out in Ost-Berlin - Lesben und Schwule in der DDR (Outin East Berlin - Lesbians and Gays in the GDR) screened in the Berlinale Panorama in 2013.