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Current film projects

I'm currently in the process of finishing the long-term project THE FOOL ON THE HILL (Narrenbühl) about the artistic work of my father and in the making of the documentary IDDU - ISLAND STORIES about the volcanic island Stromboli in southern Italy with a tight network of film professionals.

THE FOOL ON THE HILL (Narrenbühl) Documentary, 87 min

After 15 years of building his quirky and popular sculpture garden „Gnomengarten“, the Swiss artist Jürg U. Ernst decides to give up his life’s dream following a series of physical setbacks. This decision culminates in a happening where the largest sculpture is destroyed by a digger.
In this three-generation story the director Miriam Ernst follows her father over 8 years. The essay documentary is an intimate portrait of the artist and his universe full of ideas delicately caught between dream and reality – and shows the creator’s struggle to reconcile the burden of maintaining his art with the creative freedom it provides him.

 

Release date: April 2021

 

IDDU ISLAND STORIES Documentary, 90 Min

Stromboli – a small cosmos in the shadow of an active volcano. A poetic documentary about island stories, told by the inhabitants in four seasons.

A love story between the islanders and their volcano: a cross-generational fascination between threat and attraction – a symbiosis between the forces of nature and a population faced with drastic changes to it’s living conditions.

 

Release date: 2022

 

Filmed Portraits

They say one image can show more than a thousand words — a film will show even more. 

I create sensitive and personal short film portraits for artists and individuals.

Do not hesitate to contact me.

Artist portrait about the cartoonist Heinz "Pfuschi" Pfister

DIE SUCHE NACH DER POINTE, 31 min, 2018

 

Artist portrait about the Bernese artist Oskar Weiss
DAS LÄCHELN DER LINIEN, 67 min, 2019

Leaflet

Working as a freelance director and cinematographer, based in Berne and Amsterdam