Norbert Baumgarten was born in 1973 in Bautzen. He has been studying at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam in 1997. He has worked in various functions in the film business, including as location manager, director's assistant, and production manager. He has also worked as a video artist and set designer, in addition to writing and directing children's plays. His films include: Die Abenteuerin (short, 2000), Sex & Crime (short, 2001), Happy End (short, 2001), Achterbahn: Flachschwimmer (2001), and Liberated Zone (Befreite Zone, 2002).