I joined Stanley Kubrick in 1969 for his Napoleon project, which was unfortunately abandoned; I added the study of film-production with a great teacher to my previous profession. My first film as an assistant was A Clockwork Orange. Four years later I became Kubrick’s Executive Producer and worked for Warner Bros. on Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut. Searching for projects, evaluating, preparing and abandoning stories was part of an exciting professional life with Stanley Kubrick. One of my sidelines working with him was suggesting music. After Stanley Kubrick’s death in 1999 I worked with Steven Spielberg on A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Later I made the documentary ‘Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures’ and a documentary about the British actor Malcolm McDowell ‘O Lucky Malcolm’ both for Warner Bros; I made further films with Katia deVidas including a documentary with an international youth orchestra around the Dvorak Cello Concerto and my first “poetic” short film “Adam’s Paradise”, written by my wife Maria. In addition to lecturing at film schools and serving in juries at international competitions, I am working with the Film museum in Frankfurt on THE STANLEY KUBRICK EXHIBITION, which travels the world – presently in Paris and next year in Los Angeles.
St. Albans, July 2011