Rudolf Schweiger was born in 1963 in Munich. While studying Theater, Arts and Psychology he worked as a lector for the Munich-based public broadcaster BR. Afterwards he wrote and directed various TV shows like Versteckte Kamera and Notruf. In 1999 he founded Kaleidoskop Film & Fernsehproduktion, for which he produced and directed a number of documentaries including Die weisse Rose (2003) and Verdun - Auf den Spuren einer Schlacht (2006), as well as award-winning short films like Snipers Alley (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Award, Ostfriesischer Kurzfilmpreis, among others) and Haltet sie auf!. Snipers Valley (Moerderischer Frieden, 2007) marks his feature debut.