Michaela Resch is a DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER as well as VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST and EDITOR. Her focus lies on social and political issues and the complexity of human beings; combining an ethnographical approach with her creative intuition.
Michaela studied Journalism and Communications (Bakk.phil) at the University of Vienna as well as Social and Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. In fall 2018, she graduated from the Master’s Program Visual and Media Anthropology (M.A.) at Freie Universität Berlin with her debut film “HERZ STICHT“ (Austria/Germany, 2018). The ethnographic film discusses the central question of how feelings like joy and heartache are passed on over multiple generations and locations, within a patchwork family.
Her first short documentary “RE:AW:RE:FW” (Germany, 2016 in collaboration with Anna Caroline Arndt) discusses everyday racism and the feeling of powerlessness. The film won the special award of Stiftung für das sorbische Volk (Foundation of the Sorbian People) at the 26th Filmfestival Cottbus and travelled through European film festivals for the following two years.
Since 2010 Resch has been working as a broadcast director, editor and camera operator for various projects and companies such as OKTO Community-TV GmbH, ALEX Berlin, Kulturprojekte Berlin or TEDxBerlin, where she directed, edited and filmed live concerts, talkshows, cultural and political events, live auctions as well as various features and trailers. Currently she is working freelance as a digital storyteller and creative video producer for PLACE Network and Deutsche Welle and as a director for inclusio medien e.V., whilst developing her next documentary.