Dominik Hartl studied directing and script-writing at the Film Academy Vienna, Austria. He finished his thesis film, the award winning horror-comedy, “VIENNA WAITS FOR YOU / SPITZENDECKCHEN” in spring 2012.
The film won several awards at festivals across the globe and is currently the most succesful Austrian shortfilm online, with more than 4 million views on YouTube and tagged as “staff pick” on Vimeo.

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

His second feature film, the zombie-comedy “ATTACK OF THE LEDERHOSENZOMBIES” (Fischer Film), was released in late 2016 in Austrian cinemas and worldwide in early 2017 on DVD, VOD and platforms like Hulu, Showtime and many more.

Hartl’s third feature film “PARTY HARD DIE YOUNG / DIE LETZTE PARTY DEINES LEBENS” (Gebhardt Productions), a teen-slasher/-thriller set during the European equivalent of Spring Break, will hit cinemas in March 2018.

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.

Filmography (selection):

2018     Party hard die young, Feature, 90min
cinematic release March 2018

2016     Attack Of The Lederhosenzombies, Feature, 80min
Winner Audience Award and Best SFX, Fantaspoa
participated at more than 20 festivals around the world
available worldwide on VoD and DVD

2015     Beautiful Girl, Feature, 90min
Winner Best Music, FIPA Biarritz
Winner Best Newcomer, Filmfest Schwerin
participated at more than 20 festivals around the world

2012     Spitzendeckchen/Vienna Waits For You, Short, 26min
Winner Best Director and Best Actress, Shanghai Int. Film Festival
Winner Audience Award, Court-Metrange
Winner Best Short, Montevideo Fantastico
Vimeo Staff Pick
participated at more than 50 festivals around the world

2010     Wien Energie – Wien is ready for takeoff, Commercial
Winner Night of the Light, Vienna

2010     DropIn, Documentary, 10min

2009     Guitarstring marked Fingerprints, Music-Video, 05min

2008     Iron & Butterfly, Short, 07min
Vimeo Staff Pick

2008     Greenpeace – Cut the crap, Commercial
Winner Greenpeace Cut-the-Crap Campaign