Nicolas Wackerbarth was born in 1973 in Munich. He studied acting at the Bavarian Theater Academy in Munich. After his first roles at the Frankfurt Theater, he became a permanent member at the theater Städtische Bühnen in Cologne. Afterwards, he studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin. He also teaches at several German film academies, curates film programs and film talks and is co-editor of the film magazine Revolver. He lives as director and writer in Berlin. A selection of his films includes: ANFÄNGER (2004), WESTERNSTADT (doc, 2005), HALF HOURS (short, 2007), UNTEN MITTE KINN (2011), EVERYDAY OBJECTS (2013), and CASTING (2017).