Lars Kreyssig was born in Leipzig in 1981. He attended the European Film College in Denmark from 2001-2002. After two years at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy, he continued his studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and graduated in 2007. He has directed several short films and documentaries, including: From Hell to Heaven (2002), Vergessen (2003), Muessen Engel fliegen (2004), Meine Familie spielt Lotto (2006), and his graduation project Brother, Brother (Bruder, Bruder, 2007). He also works as a photographer and illustrator.