Iain Dilthey was born in 1971 in Scotland. From 1992-1997, he studied Chemistry and Pharmaceutics in Marburg and Mainz, followed by work as a scriptwriter and director's and production assistant on various television programs, reports and short films. From 1997-2002, he studied Directing at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg. His films include: Es war einmal ein Kind (1995), Gegen die Stille (1996), Bergpredigt (1998), Joseph 98 (1998), Partisanen! (1999), Sommer auf Horlachen (1999), I'll Wait on You Hand and Foot (Ich werde Dich auf Haende Tragen, 2000), The Longing (Das Verlangen, 2002) winner of the Golden Leopard at Locarno, and Prisoners (Gefangene, 2006).