got his start in Germany, where he received his MA at the Munich University of Television and Film. His U.S. debut, Santa Smokes
, won several international awards and, in 2012, Schauder completed his first documentary, the critically acclaimed The Iran Job
, which was shortlisted for a German Academy Award. In 2014 he received an award from Germany’s largest federal film fund to develop When God Sleeps
. In 2016 he won the “ARD Top of the Docs” Award to shoot Hassan Against the World
, a feature documentary about Iraqi refugees in Germany combating ISIS through performance arts. Schauder teaches film classes at New York University and Vermont College of Fine Arts, where he is a founding faculty member of the Film Masters Program.