|Born||June 10, 1957
|Occupation||Writer, film director|
Sebastian Bleisch (born June 10, 1957 in Schwerin in the former East Germany), real name Norbert Bleisch, is a German writer and film director of gay pornographic movies which feature in part underage actors.
Norbert Bleisch was the second child of the Bleisch family. His father was a local official and his mother was a homemaker. Bleisch was brought up a catholic by his mother, attending religious school twice a week for ten years as well as Sunday mass. He spent his childhood mostly in his own company, and when he came into puberty at an early age he knew nothing about sexual matter. He secretly enjoyed watching his friends when they went skinny-dipping, however, the shy boy did not participate. At 19 he often participated in competitive cycling, and at that time he had a heavy crush on a 14 year old boy who was among his fellow cyclists.
Bleisch was a skilled plasterwork professional and worked as musician, theatrical stagehand, nurse and lifeguard. He became known in East Germany with his first book, Kontrollverlust. In April 1991 he was awarded the Alfred Döblin Achievement Award for Viertes Deutschland.
Bleisch's filming career came to an abrupt halt when he was arrested on September 16, 1996 during the filming of five boys being intimate in a hangar in Ludwigslust. Some of the parents of Bleisch's models had become suspicious about their sons' activities with the director and the police had initiated a criminal investigation. On May 20, 1997 Sebastian Bleisch was sentenced to two and a half years detention by the regional court in Schwerin for having used adolescents who were still under 16 years old in the 60 or so pornographic films he had directed since 1990. He evaded conviction on more serious charges, however, after the defence showed that the boys had approached Bleisch willingly and no psychological harm had occurred. While Bleisch served his sentence in the Bützow Penal Institution he wrote a trilogy of novels for which a publisher has not yet been found.
Bleisch has also directed 9 volumes in the series New Golden Boys.