David Wagner

Director / Cinematographer

+49 (0) 176 909 71133
david[at]wagnerd[dot]at
Weidestrasse 111h
22083 Hamburg; Germany

About me

Follow your heart.
Let your imagination go wild.
Have fun with your freedom.
This is what Nick Tanis told me when I asked him for advice on one of my movies once. He was my film teacher at NYU in the summer of 2006. Basically this is all I want to do.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2016 commercial * NO MEANS NO
    short film * MAMAN AND THE OCEAN
  • 2015 short film * TRADE QUEEN
  • 2014 MASTER OF ARTS - FILM @ Hamburg Media School
    Fachbereich Regie
    2nd Camera for the series * DOC-TV
    2nd A.D Action Vehicles * MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5
    commercial * LGV
  • 2013 documentary * AFRICA RACE episode 1-5
    commercial * YO FRUCHTSIRUP
    short film * WALDFEXXX
    image / fashion film * YLVA
  • 2012 commercial * LGV
    music video * GHOST CAPSULES - MORGAN LE FAY
    commercial * YO FRUCHTSAFT
    short film * MY LEFT HAND 3D
  • 2011 commercial * CARITAS
    corporate film * BANK AUSTRIA
    music video * EVELYN RUZICKA - DIAMANT
    short film * AAAH!
    short film * DEN LETZTEN FRESSEN DIE FLIEGEN
    documentary * MOMENTUM - KEN ROKCEN
    documentary * MOMENTUM - RYAN SHECKLER
    music video * KOENIG LEOPOLD - HEAT THE WATER
  • 2010 commercial * FELIX KETCHUP
    corporate film * KREA7
    commercial * VOLKSWAGEN - POLO 4 FRIENDS
    music video * HARRY JEN - FAITH
    short film * SWARM
  • 2009 commercial * 4 PFOTEN
    commercial * OETICKET
    music video * SPERRER - ON MY FREQUENCY
    commercial * VOLKSWAGEN
    short film * VORSPIEL
    corporate film * MONDI
    corporate film * ESBJERG VIENNA
    music video * BERNHARD EDER - UNEXPECTED
  • 2008 music video * JULIA - HELL OF A SPEECH (unofficial)
    commercial * CARITAS
    short film * TIEFENSUCHT
    corporate film * ROTAX
  • 2007 music video * WEMAKEMUSIC - RISK IT ALL
    music video * WEMAKEMUSIC - PARTING OF TIME
    music video * MINZE - KEIN GELD
  • 2006 short film * DIE ROLLE DES DAVID WAGNER
    short film * THE CONSTANT MIME
    short film * HOT DOG MAN
    short film * THE RELOAD
    short film * NY SKATEBOARDING 16mm
    short film * THE SALESMAN AND THE BLIND
    short film * A HARRY SITUATION
  • 2005 corporate video * QUERDENKER
    animated short film * KILLING MOZRAT
  • 2004 short film * AOEO
    music video * A BUNNY SITUATION - HOUND
  • 2003 short documentary * ZUGFÄHRTAB

NEIN heißt NEIN

2016

A cinema commercial to spread the message of “NO means NO” one more time. How can anyone not understand something so clear and …

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GewaltFREI leben

PingPong Communications, 2014

Boon T. Lai, Stefan Fleig, MIke Kren, Andreas Gesierich, Iva Zabkar and me teamed up to create this little magic film for an organisation who …

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YO Fruchtsirup

2013

The 2013 commercial for Austria’s top selling brand YO. Stilfabrik did the cinematography and Johanna Thanheiser was art director.

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A1 Karriere-Lehre 2012

Agency: A1, 2012

A film to promote the trainee program of Austria’s leading communication provider A1. We decided to go rock’n roll and did a fast paced …

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YO Fruchtsirup

Agency: Mark II, 2012

A TV spot for YO Fuchtsaft. Aired on several major TV Stations across the Country. First time shooting with so many kids. When they are happy, …

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LGV

Agency: Media Consult, 2012

We shot a series of 16 TV commercials for LGV where actual Viennese gardeners starred as lead roles and talked about their lives and work. No …

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Bank Austria 2011

Agency: Alphaaffairs, 2010

I co-directed and shot 3 short films for the annual kickoff event at the Bank Austria HQ. We used the indiePOV cam on a helmet-rig to do all …

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VW Polo 2010

Agency: Mark II, 2010

We had a Polo, we had Christina Stürmer and one night of car-rigging in Vienna. This spot was aired during prime time over 4 months.

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Mehr Schutz für Freilandraucher

Agency: krea7, 2010

Viral spot for “krea7”
freilandraucher.at

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Felix Ketchup

Agency: Mark II, 2010

Two 8” animated commercials. I decided to go back to the origins of cartoons. Animated by Ken Karner and beatboxed by Tunc Uysaler aka …

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4 Pfoten

Agency: TBWA Vienna, 2009

The sad life of a cow kept in mass stocks. In “first-person” view. The challenge was to show how the time passes quickly and nothing really …

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Esbjerg Vienna

2009

This was an instruction film on wet shaving for a fancy barber shop in Vienna. Everything had to look really shiny so we decided to work with …

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Volkswagen

Agency: Mark II, 2009

A VW commercial that was aired before the European Champions League on TV. I did the three scenes in the beginning. The rest was footage from …

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Mondi

Agency: DRAFTFCB, 2009

This is supposed to be some sort of viral that works with pure awkwardness. A Tyrolean guy trying to promote his printing paper while making …

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Oeticket

Agency: TBWA Vienna, 2009

The quest was to feature the yellow rubber boots and have fun in the mud. Like Woodstock 69 but smaller and with rubber boots. We went to …

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Ghost Capsules

Morgan Le Fay, 2013

This was made in collaboration with Mike Kren and so forth FOKUS POKUS. 3 VHS recorders died while transferring the footage. May they R.I.P!

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Koenigleopold

Heat the Water, 2011

I did Camera on Flo Pochlatko’s Music Video for Koenigleopold. It was supposed to be a one shot, but in the end we had to use a little magic …

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Evelyn Ruzicka

Diamant, 2011

Evelyn Ruzicka asked me if I could do a music video for her. She’s an actress and also a singer. SFX Makeup and the famous Viennese theater …

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Harry Jen

Faith, 2010

A music video I did for the my favorite Austrian indie/electro/funk newcomer Harry Jen. The talented photographer Ralf Woltron was my D.o.P..

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Bernhard Eder

Unexpected, 2009

The Concept of this film was simple. Show what you hear. We shot it in a very small space on the Canon EOS 7D. This was the first film I shot …

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Sperrer

On My Frequency, 2009

When we were shooting the oeticket commercial in Tenerife the deal was that we also shoot a simple music video for the band who performed the …

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Wemakemusic*

Dance with a Statue, 2009

This was the first video I was working together with my brother Manuel as my choreographer and one of the dancers. Together with Mike and the …

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Julia

Hell of a Speech (rejected), 2008

We wanted to do a video where all the fans and friends around the world can be part of. So we emailed a description on how to record video …

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Minze

Kein Geld, 2008

To create the special look of this film we rented a Canon EOS 1 Mark II shot 5 still images per second and cranked it up in post production to …

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Wemakemusic*

Parting of Time, 2007

The playful and children like style of this song made the band come up with the idea of telling a simple story with cut-out shapes of …

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Wemakemusic*

Risk It All, 2007

I had this idea that the Band is masked (masks somehow fascinate me) and in the progress of the song they uncover their true selves and become …

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Múm

Green Grass of Tunnel (unofficial), 2006

While studying at NYU Elliot Perry and me shot this music video for a song from Múm. The freedom of skateboarding and just fooling around with …

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Kelly

3rd semester exercise, 2016

I had 3 pages out of a script I didn’t know. The exercise was to interpret the scene, cast actors, build a set in our small studio and create …

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Maman and the Ocean

2nd semester short film, 2016

Plastic bags kill. As far as that, Miro and his mother have the same opinion. Only Miro’s mother is thinking about the ocean while Miro is …

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Trade Queen

1st semester short film, 2015

Mr. Jonas and Mr. Schmidt look like boring salesmen but they have their secrets. Beneath their perfect gray suits shines love, courage and …

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Waldfexxx Abschied 2013

2013

I filmed the oldest kids of a “forrest-kindergarten” before they leave this awesome place and go to school. On their last day, they are …

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Den letzten fressen
die Fliegen

by Hansjörg Schmoller, 2011

For this mystery thriller, shot on a remote location in Upper Austria, I decided to go back to the dreamy esthetics of Twin Peaks by David …

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AAAH!

by Clemens Roth, 2011

This is a 72h project from pre-production to final cut. Clemens Roth wrote and directed it for the qualification at the Filmakademie …

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“Swarm”

Johanna Thanheiser, 2010

I captured the final year project of a friend (Johanna Thanheiser) who studied at the Academy Of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Handheld 7D …

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Tiefensucht

Drama/Fiction, 2008

Tiefensucht is a short film by Florian Fessl,
shot on location in Austria.

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The Salesman and the Blind

Drama/Romance, 2006

My final project at NYU 2006.

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Harry Situation

Comedy, 2006

A story about a burglar who is breaking into his bosses house to then realize his wife is cheating on him. Shot on 16 mm in New Jersey during …

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Killing Mozrat

Stop-Motion, 2005

A one minute stop motion film for the Mozart Year 2006. I did this film because Barbara Graeftner asked me if I wanted to co-direct a freaky …

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Africa Race

Servus TV, 2013

I co-directed the 5 episodes of this docutainment show starring Tobias Moretti & Gregor Bloeb. It was an adventurous journey,  hard work and a …

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Red Bull - Momentum

Ryan Sheckler, 2010

I always loved Skateboarding. Filming Ryan Sheckler and his friends was both inspriring and intimidating.

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Red Bull - Momentum

Ken Roczen, 2010

Motocross World Champion Ken Roczen. Shooting him and his monster machines was a good preparation for what came in 2013

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Imprint / Contact

David Wagner

Director / Cinematographer

+49 (0) 176 909 71133
david[at]wagnerd[dot]at
Weidestrasse 111h
22083 Hamburg
Germany

Concept, Design und Realization

Markus Osanger // mosanger[at]gmail[dot]com

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