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[EN] CRISTIAN SULSER is a Director, Writer and Producer for Film, Television and Theater. He was born and raised in Switzerland, where he completed his primary education with a bachelor in teaching. After being trained as director and producer for SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION SRF, he got a diploma for screenwriting from the one-year program at the SCHOOL FOR SCREENWRITING BERLIN and from the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UCLA). He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts in Film Directing from the AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CONSERVATORY (AFI) in Los Angeles.

 

His films SCRABBLE and GOODBYE VESNA have been screened at over 150 international film festivals and won over 35 AWARDS. His television work in Switzerland has been awarded two PRIX WALOS and a SWISS TELEVISION AWARD.

 

Cristian started off acting on stage in his teens. Early on, he was writing, composing and directing his own productions. In his first paid job, he was assistant director to the Opera director Dieter Kaegi (OPERA IRELAND, OPÉRA-THÉÂTRE DE METZ, LISMORE OPERA FESTIVAL...) Later on, he moved to Los Angeles to become the assistant for television producer Gail Berman at REGENCY TELEVISION, making his first steps in development (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLEBUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, ROSWELL...) He then worked as assistant director in Los Angeles (PERSHING POINT HOTEL) before he started directing his own films.

 

In Switzerland, Cristian was also in front of the camera. He was the host for NICKELODEON SWITZERLAND and created and starred in the comedy show RATPACK for the Swiss National Television. With his production company SECOND UNIT he directed, wrote and produced several television shows for SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION SRF. Cristian is also a story consultant and lecturer for writing and directing. Since 2019, he is Head of Fiction and Executive Producer for the swiss production company B&B ENDEMOL SHINE.

 

AWARDS:

SCRABBLE - DIRECTOR & WRITER, INK PICTURES

USA FILM FESTIVAL Winner Jury Award - CAYMAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Winner Best Short Film - IRON MULE COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, NEW YORK Winner Jury Prize - EUREGIO FILM FESTIVAL Winner Jury Award & Audience Award - FOSTERS FILM FEST Winner Best Short Film, Best Director & Audience Award - GRAN PRIX OF MAROCCO Winner Best Film & Best Actor - INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BOSNIA Winner Stamp of Prince Pavla & Best Short Movie - GRAN PRIX OF MAROCCO Award Best Film & Best Actor - INDIE CRETE FILM FESTIVAL Winner Best Cinematography & Best Screenplay, Winner of over 35 International Festival Awards...

ALL THESE VOICES - WRITER, AFI CONSERVATORY

43rd STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS – Winner Student Oscar

GOODBYE VESNA - DIRECTOR & WRITER, AFI CONSERVATORY

AUDIENCE AWARD - Brac Film Festival, Croatia.

 

HOW TO STEAL A BED - DIRECTOR & WRITER, SECOND UNIT MEDIAPRODUCTIONS

SHNIT SLAM AWARD, Winner Best Short Movie

 

GIACOBBO/MUELLER - STAFF WRITER, SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION 

PRIX WALO Winner Best Comedy - SCHWEIZER FERNSEHPREIS Winner Best Comedy Show

 

BIGGEST SWISS MUSIC HITS - SEGMENT DIRECTOR, SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION

PRIX WALO Winner Best TV Show

 

USA: 

INK PICTURES

128 S Catalina Street, Suite 1

Los Angeles CA 90004

USA

SWITZERLAND:

SECOND UNIT MEDIAPRODUCTIONS

Nordstrasse 410

8037 Zuerich

Switzerland

www.secondunit.ch

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