Sven Philipp Pohl was born in 1985 in Berlin. He studied Media and Culture in Maastricht and Aarhus, graduating with a B.A. in 2007. He attended the European Film College in 2008, followed by various internships in film and freelance work as a boom operator and editor. He directed several short films and the no-budget-feature DIE TRACHT (2011), before taking up postgraduate film studies at the Hamburg Media School in 2012. His short films include TOUCH OF SILENCE (STILLER LÖWE, 2013) and WALTZING MATILDA (2014).