Philip Haucke studied Economics, followed by Medicine at the Humboldt University of Berlin, before he started to work at Babelsberg Studios in 1999. He is a former Student of the New York Film Academy, a member of the Berlinale Talent Campus 2003, as well as student of the Directors Class
and the Masterclass of Studies of Commercial, PR, and
Image Film at the Academy of Television and Film Munich.
He also worked as an AD on several feature productions (including Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, Soundless, Knallharte Jungs, 666-Traue Keinem mit dem Du schlaefst, Boran and The Tunnel) and as DoP on numerous short films, documentaries, and music videos. After directing several short films and award-winning commercials (including: Silver Jury Award at the Spotlight International TV-Spot and Commercial Festival 2005, the Silver David Jury Award at the Porsche International Student Advertising Film Competition 2005 and being short-listed for the Young Directors Award at the Cannes Lions 2005) the mountain-war-drama Cold Void (Weisse Stille, 2004) marks his feature film debut as writer/producer/director. His other films include the shorts: Black Baby and Key Moment (1999), Borneo (2000), Ghosts (2001), The Call (2002), and K. Must Have Been Betrayed (2002).