As an artist, I feel that we must try many things - but above all we must dare to fail.

John Cassavetes

Frank N studied film and photo design at FH (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) in Dortmund/Germany, and in Buffalo, NY/USA. He is holding a B.A.

After studying he established his company NOEXIT Film. He directed and produced a bunch of shorts, documentaries, dance films, and music videos. He cooperated with, and worked for Joe Bowie´s Defunkt, different Pina-Bausch dancers, the London Improvisers Orchestra, and others.

His films has been presented on several filmfestivals around the globe, some has been broadcasted amongst others on Arte TV. Alongside of directing his own independent movies he worked in many fields of filmproduction. As an on-air-producer he realized trailers for private German TV channel RTL as well as Super RTL. As an editor and cameraman he has worked for some internet TV stations, and event agencies.

As a photographer he worked many years for the jazz-magazine Jazzthetik.

Besides in the early nineties he initiated the Wuppertal short film festival which then he organized with a group of people for three years. Followed by some one-off events who were always somehow connected to film. E.g. he presented live film scores with double bass player Peter Kowald and a groundbreaking one with Hans Reichel and Rüdiger Carl, who played to Walter Ruttmann´s "Berlin - Die Sinfonie der Grosstadt".


Some of Frank N´s shorts you´ll find on Vimeo, most of his dance films are accessible at the dance archive in Collogne.


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