Previously he studied Broadcast Production at the University of West of Scotland where he graduated with a 1st class degree in 2013. Before that he studied Practical Journalism at the City of Glasgow College where he twice won the award for journalism student of the year.
For several years he was also acting as the chairman of Earthmovies, a charity organisation which was set up to raise awareness about environmental issues, indigenous people, animals and human rights. For Earthmovies he chaired and organised several documentary film screenings in Glasgow until 2015.
Frederik also directed other short films such as Windfall Island which has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Student Award in Scotland in 2013. The film also won the Creative Scotland Student Media Award for Best Factual Film & TV in 2014.