Oliver Frohnauer was born in 1977 and studied Audio-Visual Media
Sciences at the University of Hildesheim. During an internship at ZDF, he trained as a camera assistant.
From 1999-2005, he studied Direction at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg. His films include: the shorts Operation Durante (2001), Superstar (2002), Welcome to Estonia (2003), and his graduation film The Last Days (Die letzten Tage, 2005).