Cyril Tuschi

Cyril Tuschi

Co-Founder, Vonderland

Cyril Tuschi was born in 1969 in Frankfurt. After Philosophy studies in Frankfurt in the late 1980s, he opened, together with musician SHANTEL, a nightclub and worked at the state theatre in Stuttgart. In 1992, his first short film, Frankfurt at the Seaside was invited to several festivals in Germany. He then took up the artist name Cyril Tuschi and enrolled at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. His other films include: Angelus Novus (1994), based on Walter Benjamin, Nachtland / Nightland (1995) a Kafka-adaptation - which won the New York Academy Camera Prize in 1996 at the Berlinale festival, Turn (1997) was his diploma film in Ludwigsburg.

After some time as Musicvideo and Commercial director, Tuschi produced his feature debut Slight Changes in Temperature and Mind (2004), which won the audience award at the filmfestival of german film – Ludwigshafen and was theatrically released by Zauberland Distribution.  In 2011 the feature length documentary about the Russian imprisoned billionaire KHODORKOVSKY won the main prize at the documentary festival Munich and the french critiques prize at Valenciennes Filmfestival, theatrically released by Farbfilm Distribution. Tuschi now focuses with his company LALA FILMS on script development and international co-productions of fictional & documentary topics of political and moral urgency and the joy, to roam aesthetically and storytelling-wise, through uncharted territory. 2015 Tuschi founded the virtual reality start-up You-VR in order to develop a software platform to port films to interactive social VR experiences.

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