Markus is a director, screenwriter and playwright from Germany, with a body of work in film, theatre, opera and puppetry. His short films have won awards at national and international film festivals. His film A Fairytale With A Completely Imagined Ending was nominated for the German National Short Film Award in 2014.
In his work he enjoys using humor as a mechanism for challenging ideologies and representations of power.
He is a graduate of Columbia University and IFS International Film School in Cologne where he completed his MFA and BA with scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service and the Merit Award for the Columbia University Film Program.
He participates in the BAFTA Newcomers program and is co-founder of the artistic production collective Irrelevant Media, along with members representing Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Lebanon, Mexico, Pakistan and the USA.