about Silvia Zeitlinger

Filmmaker . Director .

Silvia Zeitlinger 


Since 1995 Silvia Z plays an importnat role in the creative core of Werner Herzogs team and has worked as a director, photographer, writer, actress and acting coach. Her resent coaching work was in the US action movie “Future World”, directed by James Franco. 

As actress at the Burgtheater in Vienna Silvia Zeitlinger (as Vas) has worked with the greatest directors such as George Tabori, Jürgen Flimm, Claus Peyman, Cesare Lievi, Fritz Zecha and many others. In this time she gained extraordinary dramaturgical and acting experience. Her roles range from Shakespeares Juliett and Ophelia, Horvaths Marianne to Goethes Iphigenie and Brechts Polly.




1967 Born in Steyr / Austria
1985-88 Study of Art, Drama and Acting
1988-2000 Working as Actress at stage and in various movies and TV films 
1995-2017 alternatly Personal Assistent, 1.AD, Script Contenuity, Still Fotographer of Werner Herzog’s Feature films and documentaries. 
2005-2019 Author and Director of various short films.

2007 Mikado / First long Feature Film


Silvia Zeitlinger lives with her husband Peter Zeitlinger on a Farm in Northern Italy.

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