Melanie Hollaus was born in 1980 in Austria. After acting school graduate she worked on performance art and short movies (video portraits of Fernando Birri, Jeanine Meerapfel, Ninetto Davoli, Daniel Diaz Torres and Želimir Žilnik are among them). Since 2008 she works as a freelance filmmaker in different contexts. Since 2011 she focuses on feature documentaries. She is a writer, director, cinematographer and a editor. Currently she works on several multi-channel videos for an exhibition and on a medium length fiction movie.