Werner Boote’s most recent film, Population Boom (2013), resonated with audiences and took the Green Me Award for being the best “green” documentary in Berlin. When Plastic Planet (2009) was released, it also garnered several awards, including the Golden Romy for Best Documentary in Cinmea.
Werner Boote studied theater, journalism, and sociology at the University of Vienna, as well as at the Film Academy. In 1993, after many years working as an assistant director, Boote began to make his own films. His early works focused largly on musical themes, inclduing videos Anouk – Sacrifice (1999) and Andrea Bocelli – Cieli di Toscana (2002). He also worked on numerous award-winning documentary, such as Kurt Rydl – Gladiator (2007) which received a nomination for the European Film Awards. Boote resides in Vienna.