| Sebastian Strasser|
| 6 November 1967 (age 48) (1967-11-06) Sibiu, Romania|
Academy of Media Arts Cologne
Sebastian Strasser Wikipedia
Sebastian Strasser (born in Hermannstadt, Romania) is a German director of commercials and films. Strasser achieved more than 150 international advertising awards. For example: 11 Lions in Cannes, multiple Gold and Silver at the London IAA, New York Festival, D&AD, Eurobest Festival, One Show, Clio Awards, Montreux, etc. He also won Gold at the D&AD Awards for the best Director in France 2010, Gold at the German Advertising Festival (VDW Award) for the best Director in Germany 2011, and numerous ADC awards worldwide. In 2005 Strasser ranked 13th in the Gunn Report’s Most Awarded Directors in the World. His Spot "Kids on Steps" for Volkswagen was elected among the 20 best commercials of the 21st century by the Gunn Report in 2015.
The parents and grandparents of Sebastian Strasser were stage actors. By the age of 6, the young actor was taking part in stage productions and motion pictures. He completed his Abitur at the German Goethe College in Bucharest. From 1992-1996, he studied Journalism at the „German Sport University Cologne“ and Cinematic Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. After his study at the Academy of Media Arts, he worked at the first German broadcast station (ARD) as an author and journalist for a famous German political broadcasting show, (Zak / „Privatfernsehen“ mit Friedrich Küppersbusch“). In 2000, Sebastian moved into commercial directing, becoming one of the highest awarded directors – the American Gun Report electing him already in 2005 into the top twenty of most awarded directors in the world. Meanwhile, he won 10 Lions in Cannes and over 100 international awards in New York, London, Paris, and around the world. 2015 Sebastian came with his family to Los Angeles, joined WME, directly moving into producing and developing several movie projects.
In 2015 he and his partner Christiane Dressler founded ANORAK, a Berlin-based production company. He is also currently represented by RadicalMedia in the US, by Stink in the UK and by Iconoclast in France. In 2005 his first shortfilm Happy End with Matthias Schweighöfer and Katharina Schüttler, was shown at the Berlinale in 2005. In the works: "The Driver", an International Windowseat Production based in Berlin. Since 2015 he is represented by William Morris Endeavour (WME) in Los Angeles. Currently he has several fictional projects in development and casting:
Darklands (series / trilogy), The Silence After (feature film USA), The Killing Floor (feature film USA).