Stanislaw Mucha was born in 1970 in Nowy Targ/Poland. He studied Acting at the Ludwik Solski Drama School in Cracow, graduating with an M.A. in 1993. He then joined Cracow's Old Theatre. In 1995, he moved to Berlin and studied Film Directing at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B), which he concluded in 2000. His films include: the documentaries Polish Passion (Polnische Passion, 1996/1997), Back Home to the Reich with Bubi (Mit Bubi heim ins Reich, 2000), Absolut Warhola (2001), The Center (Die Mitte, 2004), Reality Shock (2005), and his feature debut Hope (2007).