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 developing an essayistic documentary 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 essay documentary, the director Miriam Ernst follows her father over 8 years. The film 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: Autumn 2020
IDDU – ISLAND STORIES Documentary, 90 Min
Stromboli – a volcano island in transition between old traditions and modern times. An essayistic documentary film about island stories told from its inhabitants over four seasons.
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
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