Peter Baranowski was born in 1979 in Frankfurt. He initially studied Physics and Arabic Language and Literature at the Universities of Heidelberg, Berlin and Oxford, before traveling around the Mediterranean for several months in 2005 to do a TV documentary for an Arab broadcaster. In 2006 he began his studies at the University of Television and Film in Munich. Since then he has directed several short films. In 2009 he co-founded Passanten Filmproduktion together with Michael Krummenacher. His films include: the shorts WEST-ÖSTLICHER DIWAN (2007), FUNDSACHEN (2008), ÖL AUF LEINWAND (2009), UNTER LABORBEDINGUNGEN (2009), NEULICH IN MEINER WOHNUNG (2010), ICELAND BY THE WAY (2010), and ADDICTED (2011).