Nikolaus Geyrhalter (1972) is an Austrian filmmaker. He has directed, produced, written, and worked as cinematographer for numerous documentaries. At the age of 22 he established his own production company. Geyrhalter who always holds the camera for his films, is known for his very personal cinematic handwriting. He listens to people and space without comment leaving room for interpretation for an audience. His films won international recognition and many awards. His first documentary Washed Ashore (1994) was a story about life on the Danube. Pripyat (1999) was a look at residents who live near the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine. Our Daily Bread (2005) explored mechanical food production. 7915 Km (2008) looks at the Dakar Rally and the lives of racers and locals. His latest film, Homo Sapiens (2016) was selected at the Berlinale Forum.