About MAURIZIUS STAERKLE DRUX
Maurizius Staerkle Drux works as a filmmaker and sound artist.
He was born in Cologne (Germany) and grew up in Zürich (Switzerland). Influenced by musical instruments and sign language he moves between the worlds of language and images, which come together in film.
Since graduating from the Zurich University of the Arts he has worked as a documentary filmmaker and sound designer.
2014 he founded the MAXDRUX GmbH which produces stories & sounds. His works have won several international prizes like the "Jury Award" of the Int. Filmfestival on Art in Montréal, the Swiss "Upcoming Talent Award" or the prestigious "Goethe Prize" at the Int. Filmfestival in Leipzig.
Since 2017 he is part of the ENSEMBLE FILM GmbH and a member of the European Film Academy. He is a lecturer at the UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS in Zürich.
- "DRUX HAS CRAFTED SOMETHING THAT IS MASTERFUL HERE." - twitchfilm 2015
- "DIESER FILM STECKT VOLLER GERÄUSCHE UND TÖNE". Filmdienst 2016
- "DER ZÜRCHER FILMER IM PORTRÄT." NZZ 2015
Treatment Award / SRF / Zurich Film Festival, CH 2018
C.O.D.A - Fiction Feature
Finalists / Best Documentary Script / Migros Kulturprozent / Int. Festival Locarno, CH 2018 Brave New Switzerland - Documentary Feature together with Benny Jaberg
Goethe Prize / Int. Dok Festival in Leipzig, DE 2014 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
DAI German Literary Prize / DE 2017 Deutscher Dachverband der Architekten & Ingenieuere
SRG Script Award / Solothurner Filmtage, CH 2017 Macht der Stille - Documentary in development
Jury Award / Int. Festival sur l´Art in Montréal, CA 2015 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Best Int. Director / Int. Sichuan Film Festival, China 2015 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Best Documentary / Bozner Filmtage, IT 2015 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Honorable Mention / Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, DE 2015 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Audience Award / Filmfestival Lissabon, PL 2015 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Upcoming Talent / Prize of the SSA/Suissimage, CH 2014 BungaBunga - Experimental Documentary
Arri Pitch Award / Best Script, Munich DE 2012 Concrete Love - Documentary Feature
Alexis V. Thalberg Preis / Best Documentary, CH 2012 BungaBunga - Experimental Documentary
Alexis V. Thalberg Preis / Best Documentary, CH 2011 Between Islands - Documentary Feature
Alexis V. Thalberg Preis / Honorable Mention, CH 2011 Mit Lied und Leid - Documentary Short
Best Short / Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, CH 2009 Paradeplatz - Short
Best Short / SwissMovieAward, CH 2009 Paradeplatz - Short
Best Short / Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, CH 2006 Klischees - Short
About LENZ BAUMANN
Lenz Baumann works as a scriptwriter, creative producer and train driver. He was born and lives in Zürich (Switzerland). Since his childhood and throughout his studies of Philosophy and Economics he followed his love for fictional literature, video games and basketball. Thus, he started writing, working on games and getting bad knees, which he substituted by driving trains. 2014 he co-founded the MAXDRUX GmbH which produces stories, sounds and lately – games. His works have won several prizes like the “Treatment Award” of the Zurich Film Festival or the “Game Concept Awards” of the Swiss Migros-Kulturprozent Story Lab.
Maurizius Staerkle Drux - Lenz Baumann
Ensemble Film GmbH