Maximilian Leo studied Directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne from 2005-2009 and co-founded the Augenschein production company with Jonas Katzenstein in 2008. His graduation film DRESDENPRAG was nominated in the categories of camera and editing for the German Camera Award 2010. In 2011 and 2012 he was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2014 his debut film MY
BROTHER’S KEEPER was the opening film of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section of the Berlinale.