Peter Payer (Austria)

Peter Payer is an Austrian director. Payer initially studied medicine and worked as a ski instructor. From 1987 he worked as a trainee for cinema and TV and from 1990 onwards he directed and produced documentaries. Between 1990-1999 he shot about 100 commercials and numerous television films. With the movie Untersuchung an Mädeln (Girls Under Investigation, 1999), an adaptation of Albert Drach’s book he began his career as a cinema director. He then made Ravioli (2003), Villa Henriette (2006), Freigesprochen (Free to Leave, 2007) and Am Ende des Tages (What A Difference A Day Makes, 2011). He directed two episodes of the TV Series Stolberg in 2013 and a TV movie Tatort Staatsarchiv in 2018. The last film he wrote and directed, Glück Gehabt (I had chance) was released in 2019.

Filmography

  • Stroke of Luck
    2019
  • Die Professorin - Tatort Ölfeld
    2016
  • What A Difference A Day Makes
    2011
  • Free to Leave
    2007
  • Villa Henriette
    2006
  • Ravioli
    2003
  • Girls Under Investigation
    1999

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