Philipp Stölzl studied Set Design at the Münchner Kammerspiele theater. He then worked as a freelance set designer and exhibition architect with, among others, Robert Wilson. He gained international recognition with his video productions. The British design magazine Shots praised the new director on his work for the US. His videos for Garbage and Madonna however led the way to his international breakthrough. His films include: MORITURI TE SALUTANT (short, 2000), BABY (2002), NORTH FACE (NORDWAND, 2008), and GOETHE! (2010).