Otto Lazić-Reuschel was born in Trieste, where he grew up. After spending a year in Chiapas, Mexico, where he shot his first documentary Que Pasa? In 2011, he moved to Berlin where he has been living for eight years. He collaborated with RomaTrial in the framework of the project “Balkan Onions”. On this occasion, he collectively directed the documentary film In Between (2015), which reports on the situation of Albanians, Roma and Serbs after the Kosovo war. His most recent work, RISKI (2017), tells the story of a group of young people in Melilla, a Spanish enclave on the North African Mediterranean coast with a land border to Morocco. RISKI was selected, among others, at the Trieste Film Festival, Queens World Film Festival, MiradasDoc, Bellaria Film Festival and won several awards around the world. At present, he is working on his new creative documentary, Drajcici. A Village at the Edge of Europe. The documentary is still in development but already got selected at four international development workshops - Balkan Documentary Center, IDFA Academy, Docs Barcelona and Balkan Film Market – Pitch Balkan. Together with his documentary projects, he directed his first short feature film, a one-take story set in Berlin and produced by Zero Stress Production in collaboration with Movik Filmproduktion. Since November 2019 he’s attending ZELIG – School for Documentary, Television and New Media in Bolzano, Italy.