is a German filmmaker, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer, audio-visual artist and painter.
His films have been well-received and awarded at international film festivals.
Isolated, marginalized groups and individuals are often subject of his works, as well as the importance of culture as a social commitment to society.
There is a distinctive, unconventional tonality in his rather unpretentious, unsentimental way of storytelling. Steineck often contrasts naturalistic and stylized elements to emphasize each others significance in regards to the subject’s reality.
Photo by Elena Karakitsou
Features // Truckfighters Fuzzomentary (documentary, 2011)
Lo Sound Desert (documentary, 2016)
MOAIS (animation fiction, 2021)
Inside Scofield (documentary, 2022)
American Dirge (documentary, fiction, 2023)
OIL JACK (fiction, 2024)
Shorts // Wind (experimental, 2003), Reading A Book (experimental, 2003), Building A Ruin (experimental, 2003), Desert Drops (experimental, 2004), Ode To The Fade (experimental, 2004), On A Single Day In May (experimental, 2005), David (documentary, 2006), Beenie Boys Adventures (experimental, 2006), Last days of Dirty Shoes (experimental, 2007), Lo Sound Desert (documentary, 2007), Hackberry 66 (documentary, 2008), Rememo (drama, 2008), Welcome To Tijuana (documentary, 2009), The Last Man (drama/experimental, 2013), Double Chin (animation, 2016), Magnificent City (animation, 2023)
Music videos // House Of Broken Promises – Boundries (2005), Swandive – You Kind Of Remind Me (2005), The Gap Influence – Reincarnate Yourself (2006), Chris Maher – Lines Drawn Long (2006), Buddy – Say A Lot (2007), Paco Mendoza – Candela (2009), Miss Lava – Don’t tell a soul (2010), Miss Lava – Ride (2011), The New Assembly – Beyond The Sound (2011), Truckfighters – Prophet (2013), Blackmail – The Rush (2013), Harnessing The Universe – Spirit Guides (2015), Harnessing The Universe – Beyond The Bright (2015), Harnessing The Universe – Watch Your Mouth (2016), Mat Reetz – Hurricane Walls (2017)
Commercial videos // i.a. German Federal Environment Agency, Mercure Hotels, UMG, Oxfam, PAN