Thomas Wendrich was born in 1971 in Dresden. After studying Acting and Scriptwriting, he worked as an actor at the Berliner Ensemble Theater and as a freelance writer and director in Berlin. He has written the screenplays to The Madman (Der Irre), The Duck Shits Back (Hinten scheisst die Ente), Take Your Life! (Nimm Dir Dein Leben), and Die Freiheit faehrt H-Null and is currently working on the screenplays to Maria Am Wasser and Russendisko. Dead, at the Moment (Zur Zeit verstorben, 2004) marks his directorial debut.