Film and Projects


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da HD a 4K,


TORO FILM, Multimedia Produktion, Film und Foto:

Equipment  HD und 4K,

DoP, CINEMATOGRAPHER;   filmography  please  have also a look under VITA

TORO FILM, film and photo production:

own equipment and facilities in HD and 4K

Blackmagic Mini Ursa Pro complete/ GH5 , Atomos Shogun Flame/ Mini Jib/  gimbal / drone / lights and sound


 For over  50 years professional in the film and photo industry


  • „YSCHTOO TO THE CARNIVAL OF BASLE“ broadcast on 31 July 2023 on Buthan TV (BBSC). Selected by the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi, India to celebrate the Swiss National Day.
  • „SCAM, 60 CANDELE E LA LORO MUSICA“, 55 min. documentary  about and with a former worker and current mountaineer choir, Ticino 2023/24
  • „TECHNIKFORUM DARMSTADT 2023“, image film for Omexom, Vinci Energies, Germany, 2023
  • „PAEFFI ET JUERG CHEZ EINSTEIN“ short doc movie, 16 min. with life performance on stage by the BIREWEGGE de Bâle/ Rencontre des Créateurs de Masques au Théâtre Mouffetard, Paris, 2022;
  • „YSCHTOO-Get ready for the Carnival“  subtitled now also in italian and screened 2023 in cinemas. Presented 2022/23 at festivals in a European capital tour, Berlin, Madrid, Rome, Stockholm, Istanbul,
  • „SCHLUSSPFIFF“   multi media project  by Susanne Dieringer, 55 min. film version 2022, subtitled in  german and english. DoP+editor
  • „ARNO STERN- Spuren des Lebens“  by Andrea Rodoni,  still on screen 2023  Cinematography. 
  • „LA SONNAMBULA“ scenographic film for Bellini’s opera  , conducted by Andrea Cupia, November 2021 Lugano/ April 23 2022, Locarrno/ 1st of May 2022, Vevey
  • „FASNACHT LOCKED IN“  a 23 minutes documentary fot the Symposium -Ritualising in Corona Times – at the Charles University Prague,  2021; then Honourable Mention as Best Covid Film at the Snow Leopard Film Festival Madrid and Official Selection Your Way Film Festival Valletta / Malta; contribution of the City Book/Stadtbuch Basel, Christoph Merian Stiftung 2022
  • „INDIA-TICINO“ photo exhibition, Portraits from 2 working worlds in dialogue. Autumn 2023
  • BASLER KUNSTTAGE“ Participation with poster and photographs August 2023
  • „LICHT-BILDER AUS DER LEVENTINA“ photo exhibition, Galeria Spada, Basel 2023
  • „FASNACHT BEWEGT“, photo expo at Schmaler Wurf, Basel-CH, 2023
  • „EXPEL“ and „FORGIVE“ 2 photo installations for „Sakrale Zeiten ?“ , a cross-town art event of BKG, Basel. Autumn 2022
  • „IL FASNACHT SI MUOVE E COMMUOVE“ photo exhibition at La Carità, Locarno-CH,  2022
  • „LE 13 PARROCCHIE“- photo exhibition Oratorio S.Bernardo, Faido,  2021/2022,
  • „STATT-FASNACHT“ /2021 photos exhibition and together with Pascal Joray and Gregor Muntwiler organisation of this cross-city event
  • „TRACCE UMANE E IL RITORNO DELLA NATURA“; exhibition Dazio Grande, TI / 2020 ->
  • “ ZSCHOKKE 125th“ at the Wett- BS /2019 /group exhibition, video installations->
  • „LUCI e PERSONE IN VALLE“, Dazio Grande, TI / 2016
  • „LICHTER UND MENSCHEN“, PEP+noname, BS/2015
  • „RESPIRO DEL TEMPO“, Dazio Grande,TI /2014 installation+photo
  • „BILDSPRACHE UND SPRACHBILDER“ M54/visarte, Basle; group exhibition, 2012 installation+photo/video


„YSCHTOO ZUR BASLER FASNACHT“    a feature length documentary by Nicolas Joray,  subtitled in German , English, Italian or French. Also on  DVD/ Blu-ray      or



  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE AWARDS:  SFAAF- Rancagua Chile , March 2020
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD: Kyiv Film Festival, Kiev Ukraine , June 2020
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD 2022/23 at:  Golden Sand IFF, Istanbul; Golden Wheat Award, Turkey; Tabriz Cinema Award; Andromeda Film Festival, Istanbul.
  • OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2020: IERAPETRA Documentary Film Festival, Greece August  / Austrian International Film Festival 2020
  • OFFICIAL SELECTIONS 2022: Fox Festival , Rome  / Butterfly Int. Film Festival, Marseille / Emerald Peacock, Berlin/ Stockholm Gold Award SDAIF, Stockholm / Snow Leopard Film Festival, Madrid.

„WOODWIND“, feature film, 126 min. DOP , directed and produced by Fin Manjoo ; South Africa / India;

Nominated for Best Film at both the Cape Town International Film Festival and the South Africa International Film Festival (Rapid Lion). Rated by FIPRESCI as the best film in SA for the year, . Named as a rising star at Diorama Festival, New Delhi.


IMAGE FILMS for OMEXOM, Vinci Energies, Germany,     and


„AIDA“ opera by G.Verdi, conducted by Andrea Cupia, LAC Lugano 2023, multimedia photo show

„LA SONNAMBULA“ opera by V.Bellini, conducted by Andrea Cupia, scenographic film 120 min. 2022

„SCHLUSSPFIFF“  multimedia installation by Susanne Dieringer, scenographic film 55 min. 2021

„TERROR“  theatre play by Ferdinand v.Schirach, dir.: Kami Manns; scenographic films and photos

Teatro dell’Arte, Milano/  Federal Criminal Court, CH-Bellinzona /  Teatro Piemonte Europa; Torino/ LAC, Lugano/  Teatro Stabile del Veneto;Venezia

curriculum vitae:

1952 born in Basle/ Switzerland

1972        start of work in the film industry as camera assistant

1978       – 2009   Berlin based, living now  in Mairengo – Switzerland

as DoP:

about 65 motions pictures and  tv-dramas, e.g.:

„Peter Gombas Lehr und Wanderjahre“                                 director:             Nenad Djapic

„Am nächsten Morgen kehrte …“                                                                     Monika Funke-Stern

„Stadtromanzen“                                                                                              Dagmar Brendecke

„Kein Ort für Sirenen“                                                                                        Angi Welz-Rommel

„La tregua/ the truce“                                                                                        Francesco Rosi; operator

„Verdammt, er liebt mich“                                                                                 Sven Severin

“„Error 2000“                                                                                                       Anders Engström

„Code  Baltic Storm“                                                                                           Reuben Leder

„ Bye Bye Berlusconi“                                                                                          Jan Hendrik  Stahlberg

“My heart in Africa”                                                                                             John Delbridge

“Diamond diver ”                                                                                                 John Delbridge

“Woodwind”                                                                                                         Fin Manjoo

around 25 feature length  documentries, cinema and television :

„Scarabaeus“    ( 1976)                                                           director:                Pierre Voyame

„Der Gelbe Stern“       (Oscar nominated 1981 )                                                  Dieter Hildebrand,

„1000 Kraniche musst du falten“ /Children of Cernobyl                                     Thomas Bauermeister

„Majdanek“                                                                                                          Krzystof Czajka

„Ludiano-Texas“                                                                                                   Mike Wildbolz

“ Romeo and Julia unplugged”                                                                           Yasmin Khalifa

„Arno Stern, die Welt der malenden Kinder“                                                      Andrea Rodoni

various  tv-serials, for example:

„Neues aus Uhlenbusch“,   „Karfunkel“,  „Happy Birthday“, „Girlfriends“,  „Liebe, Babies  und…“  „Inga Lindström“

Shooting experiences  :  Peru, Mexico, USA, Turkey, Europe, Russia, Central Asia, India, Australia, Southern Africa,

Languages :  Italian, German, French, English

citizenship: Swiss and EU

Extended filmography

english :


Lectureship/ Docent Cinematography:

  •  Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, in german
  •  Filmakademie DFFB,Berlin; german
  • Zelig, Bolzano/IT  in italian

MOVIES as director 

„Yschtoo zur Basler Fasnacht“ docu. feature lenght, cinema

„La lunga marcia della banda“, 65 min. docu     trailer:

„Le mamme della Valascia“  docu /  TV-RSI

Image movies : Omexom, Germany  and

„Frutta quattro Stagioni“,  Ass. Frutticoltori Ticinesi

Spots, p.e. : „Coro SCAM and the Italian Harmonists“   / „Aiuta l’Ambrì di avere un futuro“