Till Schauder has seen success as a filmmaker from his award-winning student films while attending the University of Television and Film in Munich, to critically acclaimed films on the international stage. His U.S. feature debut SANTA SMOKES which he wrote, co-directed and starred in, won several awards, among them Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award. In 2012, Till completed his critically acclaimed first documentary THE IRAN JOB, which was released worldwide, mentioned as an Oscar contender and shortlisted for a German Academy Award in 2014. His latest documentary WHEN GOD SLEEPS premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and is currently playing at film festivals around the world. WHEN GOD SLEEPS won the Cinema for Peace Award for “Most valuable

Documentary of the Year” during this year’s Berlinale, and the International DocFilmMusic Competition - the “Golden Heynal Award” - at this year’s 57th Krakow Film Festival. WHEN GOD SLEEPS opened theatrically in Germany and Japan this month. The U.S. theatrical release is scheduled for early next year followed by a nationwide broadcast release on PBS/Independent Lens and a North American online release on Amazon. Till also recently completed WARRIORS OF FAITH, a feature documentary about Iraqi refugees in Germany combating ISIS through performance arts for which he won the “ARD Top of the Docs” Award. WARRIORS OF FAITH is currently nominated for a German Emmy and the Prix Europa. Till has a side career in acting. He appeared with Kate Winslet in the HBO Series MILDRED PIERCE, in Martin Scorsese’s HBO Series VINYL, and in a nationally released commercial for American Express.  Till teaches film classes at NYU and Vermont College of Fine Arts where he is a founding faculty of the MFA in Film Program. His production company, which he runs with his producing partner and wife Sara Nodjoumi, is based in Brooklyn.