Sebastian Strasser is a German director of commercials and films based in Los Angeles and Berlin. Strasser received more than 150 international advertising awards, including 16 Cannes Lions and multiple Gold at the biggest festivals in the world. He has been ranked Nr. 13 in the Gunn Report’s Most Awarded Commercial Directors in the world and his commercial for Volkswagen “Kids On Steps” has been elected into the best 20 commercials of the century. His latest success in Cannes, was created by his phenomenal interpretation of the story of Bertha Benz. This film brought home 4 Lions in Film and Film Craft.
His first shortfilm “Happy End” premiered at Berlinale Filmfestival in 2005. The latest one, “Apparat” will finish post-production end of 2019. His drama television series “Darklands”, is currently in development with Warner Brothers and is estimated to start production in 2020.
The parents and grandparents of Sebastian Strasser were stage actors. By the age of 6, he was already taking part in stage productions and motion pictures. He studied Cinematic Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
The success of Sebastian’s work springs from his keen attention to detail and imaginative storytelling.