© Wolfgang Schmidt Fotografie
© Wolfgang Schmidt Fotografie

 "I would like to grant open access to the details and emotions of daily life.

 And give the audience space for their fantasy."




Vera Kayh, formally known as Vera Maria Schmidt, is currently studying film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg since 2020, and 2023 in Buenos Aires at UCINE, FUC which was supported by the Baden-Württemberg sponsorship.


Previously she was engaged as an actress at the Theater Krefeld and Mönchengladbach for a duration of three years.

There she had the possibility and great pleasure to work with many talented and reknown directors, such as Dedi Baron, Rafat Alzakout and Ulrich Cyran. She was particularly thankful for the phenomenal experience of visiting Shingal (South Kurdistan, Iraq) in 2019, as part of an educational research expedition, concerning the rehearsals and performance of the play “Jin Jiyan”.

In 2020, Vera was awarded the Joachim Fontheim Prize for the Promotion of Young Artists.

During her time in Krefeld, besides working at the city theater, Vera quickly began exploring the local independent cultural scene, engaging in work primarily behind the camera. Thus, producing her own short films "Majnun", "we all live in", "Fortune Cookies" and a music video for "Meermenschen".


In 2017 Vera received her Bachelor Degree Of Arts in Acting at the HMDK Stuttgart, while simultaneously debuting with the monodrama "Anne Frank - the diary of a young girl", which premiered at the Bad Vilbel Festival.

Early on in her career, Vera already became acquainted with the Filmakademie BW, being an actress in several shortfilms and taking part in the screen acting workshop.


In between high school and university, Vera worked as an assistant director at the Schauspielbühnen Stuttgart, the Theaterhaus Stuttgart e.V. and the ADK Ludwigsburg.


Vera Kayh was born in the 90s in Tübingen.