Carsten Ludwig was born in 1970 in Braunschweig. After studying Economics, he enrolled in the Direction program at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin in 1998. During his studies he also worked as a film projectionist in Berlin. Also active as an actor, his films as a director include: Nuesse (short, 1998), Wolfram (short, 1999), Mittenmang (short, 2000), Immer an der Wand lang (short, 2001), Detroit (2003), Berlin - 1st of May (Berlin - 1. Mai, 2007), and 66/67 (2009).