Rouven Blankenfeld was born in 1975 in Berlin. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a freelance graphic artist for several print and advertising campaigns. Since 1999, he has been a student at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His films include: the shorts Eine Lektion in Erziehung (2000), Tag der Umkehr (2001), Kleine Suenden (2001), Das Heft (2001), the feature Graven Upon Thy Palm (In die Hand geschrieben, 2004), Kazumi (trailer, 2003), Auge um Auge (short, 2003), and Koeln/Kulturhauptstadt (image trailer, 2004). He is currently working on his next feature Kazumi.