Sebastian Brameshuber

Sebastian Brameshuber was born in 1981 in Gmunden, Upper Austria. He graduated in stage and film design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2011 and is currently studying at Le Fresnoy - Studio National des Arts Contemporains. He lives in Vienna, Austria and in Roubaix, France. In 2004, together with the Austrian artist Thomas Draschan, he began to produce short experimental video works under the psydonym Fordbrothers, which have been shown at a number of international film and video festivals and exhibitions. With PRESERVING CULTURAL TRADITIONS IN A PERIOD OF INSTABILITY, the duo made a highly regarded contribution to the so-called Austrian avant-garde film. The film was shown at a number of festivals, including the Viennale, BFI London IFF, Hong Kong IFF, Max-Ophüls Festival, and New York Underground FF. It received the No Budget Award at the Shortfilmfestival Hamburg, 2005 and an Honorable Mention at the Media City 11 Festival in Ontario, Canada. Sebastian Brameshuber's first documentary MUEZZIN had its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary IFF 2009 and was shown at over 30 international film festivals. In 2010, the film received the Best Documentary award at the Medfilm Festival in Rome. MUEZZIN was released in Austria in 2010 and was later broadcast by many international television stations, including ARTE, NHK, ORF and Aljazeera. His second documentary film AND IN THE MIDST, THERE WE ARE celebrated its world premiere at the Forum of the Berlinale '14.  


Filmography (selection)

  • 2014: And in the middle, there we are 
  • 2009: Muezzin