Hanno Hackfort was born in 1970 in Paderborn. During his schooling, he was a theater actor and received numerous awards. He had first directing experience with children's plays. He then studied at the Kaskeline Film Academy, graduating with the short An die Parzen (1992). He has also worked as an assistant sound engineer and is one of the founding members of Affect Film. His other films include: the shorts Schonzeit (1991), Narrenfreiheit´ (1993), Euracom (1995), Mannesman (1997), Ausverkauft (1998), Zwei fremde Augen (1999), and his feature debut June Moon (Junimond, 2002).