Florian Hoffmeister was born in 1970 and studied at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. His short Stimmen der Welt was nominated in 1999 for the German Short Film Award. In 2000 he debuted as a DoP for Hendrik Handloegten's award-winning Paul is Dead. Since then he has served as DoP on numerous features, including: Hannes Stoehr's Berlin is in Germany and One Day in Europe, Handloegten's Learning to Lie, and Antonia Bird's Hamburg Cell). 3° Colder (3° kaelter, 2005) marks his feature film debut as both author and director.