Photo: Irene Schaur
Sebastian Brauneis was born in 1978 in Vienna, Austria. He grew up as the oldest of 6 siblings. He spent his early childhood - due to his father's work as a war correspondent - partly in former Warsaw Pact countries and in the so-called "Middle East". After graduating from a federal boarding school, he studied medicine and journalism. At the same time, he began working in film and television in various departments. Subsequently he directed and wrote 66 episodes of the TV format "Sendung Ohne Namen", "Willkommen Österreich", "Bösterreich", "Demokratie, die Show" and "Elevate". Since 2014 he teaches "Work in front of the camera" at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 2018 his cinema debut "Magician" celebrated its premiere at the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken.