Carsten Unger was born in 1977 in Gütersloh. After working as a trainee for Vogelsänger Studios, he continued as a freelancer for numerous feature and documentary films. He studied at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy from 2001-2007, graduating with the film THE BLUE MONKEY (DER BLAUE AFFE). During his studies, he also attended the masterclass The Hollywood Perspective at UCLA. Since 2007, he has been working as a freelance writer and director for film and television. His other films include: SKIN (HAUT, 2004), TAME BIRDS (ZAHME VÖGEL, 2005) and his feature debut BASTARD (2011).