He was born in 1985 in Münster and after high school he completed a training for "media design for images and sound" in Cologne.
From 2009 to 2016 he studied film editing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
In 2013 the first feature film he edited, "The Police Officer's Wife" (director: Philip Gröning), won the "Special Jury Award" at the Venice Film Festival.
The Kurdish-German road movie "House without Roof" (director: Soleen Yusef) received the "Special Jury Award" at the Montreal World Film Festival 2016, as well as the "First Steps Award" for Best Feature Film. In 2018 the feature documentary "Closing Time" (director: Nicole Vögele) won the Cineasti del presente "Special Jury Award" and the "Cinelab Award" at the Locarno International Film Festival.
In 2020 he was awarded at the Diagonale for "Best Artistic Editing of a Feature Film" for "The Trouble with being Born" (director: Sandra Wollner), which also won the Encounters "Special Jury Award" at the Berlin International Film Festival, as well as the Austrian Film Award "Romy" for Best Feature Film, the main prize of the Diagonale and the Austrian Film Award.
Since 2020 he is also working as a guest lecturer at IFS Cologne and DFFB Berlin.