Melanie Hollaus was born in 1980 in Austria. After acting school graduate she worked on performance art, experimental videos for exhibitions and short video portraits (Fernando Birri, Jeanine Meerapfel, Ninetto Davoli, Daniel Diaz Torres and Želimir Žilnik are among them). Since 2008 she works as a freelance filmmaker with the focus on documentary film. She is a writer, director, cinematographer and editor. Currently she finished her first feature-length fiction movie.

filmstill RUINEN: Melanie Hollaus, Christoph Lammerhuber