Nikolaus Geyrhalter was born in Vienna, Austria in 1972. 22 years later he formed his own production company: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion. He made his first film, “Eisenerz” in 1992. 2 years later, he shot his first documentary, “Washed Ashore” (1994), a story about the river Danube and often strange idiosyncrasies of the people who live along its banks. Geyrhalter’s static-camera, well-paced observational films tackle their subjects head-on, whether it’s exploring the terrain in Chornobyl, Ukraine (Pripyat – 1998), tracing the route of the Dakar Rally (7915km – 2008), or investigating the production of processed foods (Our Daily Bread – 2005). In 2003 he received the Austrian State Award for Film Art and in 2008 his film “Our Daily Bread” won the Grimme Prize.
Camera: Nikolaus Geyrhalte
Editing: Samira Ghahremani, Michael Palm
Sound: Sergey Martynyuk, Nora Czamler, Florian Kindlinger, Flora Rajakowitsch, Alexander Koller
Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser