Max Zähle was born in Celle in 1977. He studied Audio Visual Media Communication at the HAMM in Hamburg, followed by training as a film editor. Since 2004, he has been working as a freelance film editor and director for commercials, video clips, and short films. From 2008-2010, he studied Film Directing in the graduate program at the Hamburg Media School. A selection of his films includes: DER UNTERMIETER (short, 2009), WATTWANDERER (Oscar®-nominated short, 2009), RAJU (short, 2010), and SCRAPPIN' (SCHROTTEN!, 2016).