Mario Schneider was born in 1970 in Neindorf. After studying Music, Philosophy and Art History, he worked with Harold Faltermeyer on several film scores. In 1999, he received a diploma as a film composer and began working as a director, author and composer. In addition to his work with Harold Faltermeyer, he has composed soundtracks for numerous television series and feature films. His films as a director include: Helbra (2003), Heinz and Fred (2007), and his upcoming feature project Opus 9 (2008).