Ulli Gruber has been supporting the music as a photographer as well as a director of photography. The photos and films she has contributed to the American Jazz
community is tremendous and her work became permanent collection of the Museeum of American Jazz History in Kansas City.
Originally from Austria, Ulli Gruber moved to New York in 1997 to attend and graduated The School of Visual Arts in New York with honors. She maintains a
international filmmaking, photography shedule. Ulli has worked as a photographer, lighting technician and assistant director in theaters all over Europe
before she became a independend filmmaker. Since 1997 she has written, produced, directed and edited films including “DAVE HOLLAND”, “YOUR
FIELD”, released a TV Show “ALF’s WELT” (2008) for ORF 1 and recently made “EIN GANZ NORMALER KASPERL” a photo and video portrait of Austria’s
great artist, clown and philosopher Alf Poier. She has been photographer for Dave Holland recordings including a Grammy winning CD.
Ulli Gruber's work has been screened at numerous international Festivals. Her Awards include: The Human Spirit Award 2005 presented by the National Board of
Review Of American Film and Motion Pictures, The Best Jazz Short Documentary Award / Kansas City Film Festival, Best Cinematography / Chix with Flix Film
Festival, NYC, William Arkell Memorial Award.
Ulli worked in New York as a Photographer, Freelance Director, 1st Assistant Director, Production Coordinator and Editor and resides currently in Brooklyn where she
is focusing on her new projects and teaching filmmaking at the Redhook Arts Project.