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.
THE FOOL ON THE HILL (Narrenbühl) Documentary, 87 min
To what extent does a creative family heritage become a burden – and at the same time
helps one to survive?
In essayistic snapshots, the filmmaker Miriam Ernst traces the artistic legacy of her forefathers. This three-generation story revolves around intimate insights into “The Fool’s Journey" of the Bernese artist Jürg Ernst, himself under the influence of his father, the surrealist painter Hans Ulrich Ernst. And it shows the progress of a daughter in search of her authentic voice.
This documentary film continuously weaves between the real and surreal, providing a poetic reflection on the Artist’s Life, and the values and compromises such a creative existence requires.
Release date: Summer 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
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