Sebastian Brauneis was born in 1978 in Vienna, Austria. He grew up as the eldest of 6 siblings. He spent his early childhood - due to his father's work as a war correspondent - partly in former Warsaw Pact countries and in the then so-called »Middle East«. After leaving school with a high school diploma at a higher boarding school of the Federal he continued in respective interrupted studies of medicine and journalism. At the same time he took up work in film and television rotating in various departments. These line of work commenced in directing and authoring for 66 episodes of the TV program »Broadcast Without Name«, »Welcome Austria«, »Bösterreich«, »Democracy, the Show« and »Elevate«. Since 2014 he teaches »Camera Acting« at the Max Reinhardt Seminar of the University of Music and Performing Arts in ViennaHis movie debut »Zauberer« premiered in 2018 at the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken. The year 2019 saw his first successful, experimental theater staging in XR. »Inside Lieutenant Gustl«, based on the inner monologue by Arthur Schnitzler. A theater experience in virtual reality. In 2020 he finished his 2nd feature film, the melancholic comedy 3friends2foes, which deals in friendship and solidarity. In 2021 he premiers his 3rd feature film, the shattered Melodram »1 autumn rendez-vous« at the Diagonale 21 in Graz. 2023 his 4th feature film, »Die Vermieterin« / »The Landlady« finished production and entered the festival circuit.