Director BIO: Axel Werner (COLOR YOUR MIND)

Axel Werner, Composer and director

Born in 1967 in southern Germany, the composer and creative entrepreneur has been playing piano since his early childhood. He composed his first piano at the age of 11, further piano works and theatre music followed. His setting of Aristophanes’ “The Birds” led him on a tour to China in 1986.

He began his professional career with two master’s degrees in economics. After a few years as a top management strategy consultant and group division head, he became director of his own creative agency and consulting firm. Well-known global corporations engage him as an innovative thought leader and strategy consultant. “I have always drawn my professional creativity from music.“

Influenced by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Debussy, Stravinsky, Gershwin and Lloyd Webber, he has continually developed his compositional repertoire. He received jazz lessons in New York from Adam Birnbaum and Danny Mixon. He refined his piano style to a musical lyricism that crosses several genres and sends the listener on an emotional journey as “film music for the cinema of the mind”.

Awarded by many international prizes and honors:

Director Statement

COLOR YOUR MIND draws a lesson from centuries of experience. How do we unchain ourselves? The answer is: by unleashing the creative powers inside ourselves. If liberty is a plant, imagination is water and soil.

By under5minutefilmfestival

The quarterly festival that focuses on the greatest under 5 minute short films from around the world. Films get showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and receive an audience moderation video on their short.

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