Torsten Lenz was born in 1987 in Berlin and grew up in Rostock. From early childhood Torsten Lenz dreamed about filmmaking, made up stories and got his teeth into everything around filmmaking and motion picture technology.
When he was nine years old, he began to experiment with his mother’s video camera. When he was eleven, he got the chance to gain acting experience in school theatre. With 15 years, Torsten Lenz began to shoot short films with schoolmates as actors. With seventeen years, he made a full length feature action comedy single-handed: “Buddhism Revolutions”, which took him five years to complete.
In 2008, after he had finished school, Torsten Lenz moved to Frankfort on the Main and began to work as editor and cinematographer for the German television. He was engaged in many documentaries and commercials, including “Scheduled to death – Europe´s Railroads and the Holocaust”, “GLADIO – The secret Armies in Europe”, “Hitler’s Police Force”, “The case of Ivan Demjanjuk”.
Besides, Torsten Lenz directed some shorts, including the award-winning thriller “Mors certa”. In summer 2010, he earned the title “Best audio-visual media designer of the federal state Hessen”.
Since 2011, Torsten Lenz is based in Berlin and continues working as a director, cinematographer and editor.
Current Location: Berlin
Languages: German (native), English
International Work Experience: USA, Israel, Italy, France, Poland, Netherlands