Matthias is a screenwriter and script consultant based in Potsdam. Since the TV version of Stephen King’s IT traumatized his 6‑year-old mind, he is fascinated by all things horror, thriller, mystery and suspense in general. He likes to look for deeper meanings in stories considered “genre” and has a passion for stunning true events of the past as well as potentially dystopic possibilities of the future.
While spending some time on theoretical Theatre & Film Studies, writing prose stories and spec-scripts, he worked rather practically as 3rd AD, PA and script supervisor, until joining season 1 of Netflix Germany’s THE EMPRESS; first as writers’ room assistant and then, during the shoot, as on-set script coordinator. Since then, while developing own ideas, he has been working as script & concept consultant for Sommerhaus Filmproduktion and was promoted to writer for THE EMPRESS’ second season.