Current film project

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: Autumn 2021

IDDU - ISLAND STORIES Documentary, 90 min

Stromboli – a volcano island in transition between old traditions and modern times. An essayistic documentary film featuring island stories told from its inhabitants across four seasons.


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