Marco Petry was born in Wuerselen in 1975. From 1985 to 1994 he attended high school in Baesweiler. After graduating he spent one year doing civil service. He then served a six month internship with media-impulse before entering the Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) in Munich in 1996 to study Directing. His credits include: Eine Portion Fritten (short, 1997), Poppen (1998), and No More School (Schule, 2000).