Oliver Paulus was born in 1969 in Dornach (Switzerland). He first attended the School of Fine Arts in Basel before he studied directing and screenwriting at the Filmakademie Baden–Württemberg in Germany. In 1995 Oliver was honoured with the MAX OPHULS AWARD, in 1997 with the STUDY AWARD and in 2008 with the AWARD FOR FILMMAKING of the Solothurn Government. In 2005 he got invited to direct the prestigious PARISIENNE PEOPLE commercial in the succession of such outstanding directors as J.–L. Godard, R. Altman, J. & E. Coen, D. Lynch, E. Kusturica, R. Polanski and W. Wenders. His feature film TANDOORI LOVE (2008) got the “Best Artistic Contribution” award at the 32nd Cairo IFF and was nominated as “Best Feature Film” at the National Film Awards of Switzerland.
HIS MOTHER’S VOICE (1994), ZWISCHEN PARIS UND DAKAR (1995), REALITY (1996), DER TAG, AN DEM OTTO KAM (1997), ECKFLIESEN (1998), DAS GESCHENK (2001), DIE WURSTVERKÄUFERIN (The Butcher’s Bride, co–directed by S. Hillebrand, 2001) – all short films; WENN DER RICHTIGE KOMMT (When the Right Ones Comes Along, 2003), WIR WERDEN UNS WIEDERSEH’N (So Long, My Heart!, 2006) – both feature films, both co–directed by S. Hillebrand; DER ILLETRIST (co–directed by S. Hillebrand, 2007) – short film; TANDOORI LOVE (2008), ZAPP! – Level Up Your Life (co–directed by S. Hillebrand, 2012, in production) – both feature films.