Noël Dernesch was born and raised in Zurich. He studied at the Zurich Academy of Arts and Media Design, where he specialised in Film/Video. Since then, he has been working as a freelance director. His debut film Journey to Jah received the DEFA Award at the 2014 Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
2013 Journey to Jah