Thomas Hausner was born in Regensburg and studied at the Academy of Television and Film (HFF/M) in Munich from 1979-1984. He has worked for various TV stations and been a lecturer at the HFF/M since 1989. He was a correspondent for the ARD in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1993 and has made around 1,200 TV news and magazine items as well as numerous longer reportages. His other films include: Was Sie heute wissen sollten (short, 1980), August. August (short, 1981), Good Darts (short, 1983), Der Fluch von Sarajevo (1993), Es lebe unsere DDR (compilation film, 1994), and Made in Germany (compilation film, 1997).