Markus Sehr was born in Cologne in 1977. He studied Theater and Audiovisual Media, English, Political Science and Philosophy. He worked at an advertising agency from 1999-2004, and participated in a workshop at the New York Film Academy in 2003. He studied Directing at the ifs internationale filmschule koeln from 2004-2007. Together with Mathias Kraemer, he won the BMW Short Film Award 2005 for Bazar (2005). His short films include: Sugar (2003), Alles Korreckt (2004), Bazar (2005), Gott will es! (2006), and Natuerliche Beduerfnisse (2006). Absolution (2007) is his graduation film.