Thomas Bartels

Berlin, Germany


Born July 31st, 1980, in Saarbrücken, Germany, Thomas Bartels moved to Wiesbaden in 2001 to study “Media and Television Engineering” at the University of Applied Science in Wiesbaden. In 2003 he went on hiatus from his studies in Germany and moved to New York City for a year to study filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, where he directed different genres of short movies. After graduation with a diploma, he accepted a job as a teaching assistant at the New York Film Academy Paris Summer Workshop, where he quickly was promoted to Post-production Manager and Editing Instructor. In 2006 he graduated as Dipl. Eng. from The University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, continuing his work as a filmmaker. Thomas decided not to work as an engineer but to follow his passion to be a filmmaker. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany, editing documentaries, feature length and short.