Austria/Germany, 15’30’’, 2021
“The subject of the documentary, an affable gay Austrian fellow named Norbert, sits or stands naked in various poses in his small apartment. It is clear that Norbert has no penis, and in its stead has had a winged penis tattooed above the space where it used to be. Norbert recounts his story matter-of-factly, relating how he was alienated from his penis from a young age, and what his exboyfriend, family and friends think of his decision to take matters into his own hands and remove it.
Nullo* is a fascinating portrait of an individual with penis dysmorphia who appears to be much happier and content without the very appendage that provides many men – especially gay men – with their entire raison d’être.” (Bruce LaBruce / Catalog text SixpackFilm)
*Nullo stands for genital nullification and refers to a subculture made up mostly of men whose genitals have often been removed from themselves.
was born 1984 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the former GDR. From August 2006 to February 2007 together with Frank Schubert he made his first films. In terms of content and form the films made between 2006 and 2008 are based on horror and trash films / B-movies. In addition to these fictional works he made also first documentary and essayistic attempts. From October 2008 to March 2014 he studied film and television directing at the University of Film and Television „Konrad Wolf“, Potsdam Babelsberg. His orientation towards the documentary form developed within this course. Content-wise he focused more and more on sexual diversity and its portability. Topics are zoophilia, BDSM practices and slave role play.