Patrick Vollrath , born in 1985, grew up in a small town in Germany and started his career working as an editor. In 2008, he began his studies in Directing at the Film Academy Vienna where he graduated with honors. His teacher and mentor was Academy Award® and two-time Palme d'Or-winning Michael Haneke. Patrick has been awarded several national and international prizes for his work. His graduation film EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY premiered in the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes and in 2016 it was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Live Action Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards®. The film has since been awarded more than 30 prestigious prizes worldwide. 7500 is his feature film debut, starring two-time Golden Globe®-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt.