WERNER BOOTE, Director
Born in Vienna in 1965, Werner Boote studied Dramatics, Media Studies and Sociology, and was also enrolled at the film academy. He fulfilled various roles with many film productions, including working as Assistant Director for Robert Dornhelm and Ulrich Seidl.
Since 1993 Werner Boote has made his own films with a specific focus on music. Among these films is Anouk – Sacrifice (1999), for which he received the TMF Award, Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana (Universal Music, 2002), and Kurt Rydl – Der Gladiator (ORF/EPO-Film, 2003), which was ORF’s Emmy Awards submission. He also shot the political documentary Südtirol – Alto Adige (ORF/ZDF) in 1996. He began his initial research for Plastic Planet almost 10 years ago.
Boote has received numerous awards, including the “Best Tourism-film of the World” award, two “Dolphins“ in France, and the “Silver Screen Award“ at the New York Film Festival. He lived in Amsterdam from 1993 to 2002, and currently resides in Vienna.