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[EN] CRISTIAN SULSER is a Director and Writer 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 as an actor on stage. Then he was working as an assistant director for the opera director Dieter Kaegi for OPERA IRELAND, OPÉRA-THÉÂTRE DE METZ and the 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 developement (MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLEBUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ROSWELL). Cristian worked as assistant director before directing his own films. Frequently, Cristian is also a story consultant and lecturer for writing and directing.

 

In Switzerland, Cristian was also in front of the camera. Among others, he was a host for NICKELODEON SWITZERLAND and starred in the comedy show RATPACK, which he also created, for the Swiss National Television Network. With the Swiss production company SECOND UNIT he directed, wrote and produced several television shows for SWISS NATIONAL TELEVISION SRF. Since 2019, he is Head of Doc & Fiction for the swiss branch of 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