Lauro Cress was born in 1983 in Munich. Early on, he gained recognition as a drummer in various bands and music productions (e.g. Phonoboy, Big Jim, Gown, Gil). After completing his intermediate diploma in Architecture, he moved to Berlin to study Experimental Media at the University of the Arts (UdK). He produced films and worked as a DoP. Since 2010 he has been studying Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin.