Gil Mehmert was born in 1965. He studied Directing under August Everding from 1987-1991 in Munich. Since 1992, he has been working as a freelance theater director, with such productions as I Hired a Contract Killer, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and Harold and Maude among others. In 1999, he turned to film with the award-winning short Ukulele Blues. Aus der Tiefe des Raumes (2004) marks his feature debut.