Dominik Hartl studied directing and script-writing at the Film Academy Vienna, Austria. He finished his bachelor-thesis film, the award winning horror-comedy, “VIENNA WAITS FOR YOU / SPITZENDECKCHEN” in spring 2012.

His first feature film, the coming-of-age drama “BEAUTIFUL GIRL” (Allegro Film), was finished in early 2015 and will be released in October 2015 in cinemas across Austria.

His second feature film, the zombie-comedy “ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES” (Fischer Film), was shot in March and April 2015 in Italy and will be released in late 2016.

Hartl also worked as an art-director and director for one of the biggest Austrian advertising companies. Besides his film-career, he is involved in several music-projects, where he plays the clarinet, saxophone, bass-guitar and synthesizers.