Luca Zuberbühler is a Swiss film director, writer & editor based in Brussels and Zurich.

Luca Zuberbühler was born in 1986 in Bülach, Switzerland. In 2013 he completed his film studies at the Zurich University of the Arts with his BA diploma film "Lothar", which won the H.R. Giger Narcisse Award and Méliès d'Argent for Best European Fantasy Short Film and screened at numerous international festivals. In 2016, he moved to Brussels where he studied at Luca School of Arts and l’Atelier de Direction d’Acteurs with Beatriz Flores Silva. Along the way, he worked as an editor for various projects, including the Oscar-nominated live action short film “Ala Kachuu”. In 2021 he decided to devote himself to screenwriting and was fortunate enough to be selected for the Drehbuchwerkstatt Munich with his story “Evolution”, now in development with a production company in Zurich. He focuses on socially critical fantasy stories and is currently writing several features, including the comedy “Heads”.

Universities & Programs
LIM | Less is More, feature Heads, Le Groupe Ouest, Brittany, France, 2023
Drehbuchwerkstatt München, feature Evolution, HFF, Munich, Germany, 2021 - 2022
Directing & Acting Atelier, Beatriz Flores Silva, Belgium, 2016 - 2019
Master of Arts in Film, Luca School of Arts, Belgium, 2016 - 2018
Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, Romania, 2017
Bachelor of Arts in Film, Zurich University of the Arts, 2008 - 2013
Journalism, Film Sciences, UZH, Zurich, 2007 - 2008


In Development
Heads, feature, fantasy-comedy
Evolution, feature, fantasy-comedy
Mirror World, short, fantasy-drama, 2025

Existe! 2019
Lothar, 2013 *over 175 Festivals & 30 Awards
Mit Scheiss, 2011
QFTV, 2008

Making of 'Der Freund', 2008
zu lange, 2007
Trailer 31. Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, 2007
Swiss Quiz, 2006
Daywatch, 2006

Be Smart Work Safe, EKAS, 2015
Unexpected Moments, Kino Spot, Swiss Casinos & Zurich Film Festival, 2014
Shane, Music Video for Animal Trainer [Stil vor Talent], 2014

Becoming Momo, Ben & Zoe (100 min), Feature in Post-Production, 2024
The Art of Love (100 min) Feature by Philippe Weibel, 2022 *Netflix
Ala Kachuu - Take and Run (38 min) Short Film by Maria Brendle, 2020 *Oscar Nomination 2022
Eifach Mir, Pilot by Marek Beles, Kinderkomödie, SRF 2016
Beatrix, Short Film by Maria Sigrist, Tragicomedy, CINEWORX 2015
Die Roten Schuhe, Short Film by Aurora Vögeli *Nomination Schnitt, Deutscher Kamerapreis, 2014
Wo Gömer, Short Film by Cosima Frei, Tragicomedy, ZHdK 2012 *Max Ophüls
Kapitän, Short Film by Mathias Truniger & Inti Zehnder, Drama, ZHdK, 2011 *Max Ophüls
30 Kmh - Das Roadmovie, Spielfilm, 70 Min, by Lukas Fehr, INDIE, 2008

Editing Commercial
Salt - Feuer, Diver, TV Spots by Jyri Pasanen, Shining Pictures, 2019
Coop - Pascal / Craftbeer, TV Spots by David Constantin, Shining Pictures, 2019
Biomed Sinupret by Marco Lutz, Shining Pictures, 2018
Schweiz Tourismus - Kids 4 Free by Christoph Fritschi, La Famiglia, 2018
Hamster by David Constantin, Swisscom, Shining Pictures, 2017
Rocco & Locco by David Constantin, Swisscom, Shining Pictures, 2016
Love Life - Fever by Justin Stokes, Bundesamt für Gesundheit (BAG), Südlich-T, 2015
Post 2025, Future Short by Ari Zehnder, Post, Corpmedia, 2015
Lay Low, Pegasus Music Video by Tom Haller, Sebahat Film + Foto Gmbh, 2015
Lost in Paradise, Pilot by This Lüscher, Swissness & Identity, Langfilm, 2015
Swisscom / UBS / IWC, by Markenfilm, Who's Mcqueen, Südlich-T, 2014 / 2015

2nd Unit Director / 2nd AD
La Femme et le TGV, function: 2nd Unit Director, Short by Timo Von Gunten *Oscar Nomination 2016
Parvaneh, function: 2nd AD, Short by Talkhon Hamzavi *Oscar Nomination 2015

Winner Production Design, Watersprite Film Festival, Cambridge, UK, 2021
Special Mention, 42. Semana de Cine de Lugo, Spain, 2020
Special Mention, 5th Festival del Cine de Zaragoza, Spain, 2020
Best Film, 5th Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Romania, 2020

Special Jury Award, Dakino - Bucharest International Film Festival, 2015
Best Short Film, Alto Vicentino International Short Film Festival, 2015
Nomination Studi
o Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, 2014
Nomination 35. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, 2014
H.R. Giger Narcisse - Best Swiss Short, Neuchâtel Int. Film Festival, 2014
Méliès d'Argent - Best European Fantastic Short, 2014
Best Short Film, Gässli Film Festival, Basel, 2014
Best Student Director, Sapporo Int. Short Film Festival and Market, 2014

Nominations (Editor)
Ala Kachuu - Take and Run
Best Live Action Short Film, 94th Academy Awards USA, 2022

Die Roten Schuhe
Best Editing, Deutscher Kamerapreis, 2014
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