Michael Hofmann was born in 1961. He worked as a designer and director for the LINTAS ad agency from 1988-1990 before becoming a freelance writer and director in 1991. He received a grant to attend the Munich Script Workshop in 1994 and made his feature film debut in 1998 with Trouville Beach (Der Strand von Trouville) after directing several shorts and penning a number of screenplays. His other films include: Kleine Fische (short, 1988), An ganz normalen Tagen geschehen Dinge wie diese (short, 1991), The Tale of the Girl and the Bear (short, 1992), Lunapark (short, 1993), Fleischgerichte, buergerlich (short, 1993), Big Eyes (documentary, 1993), Sex & Drugs (short, 1994), Sophiiiie! (2002), and Eden (2005).