Romanian-born Cristian Straub studied philosophy and has had a short career as a musician, after which he decided to become a filmmaker. He enrolled in the Hamburg Art School (HfbK), where he studied in the class of Wim Wenders. His short films, art videos and fashion films were shown internationally at film festivals and exhibitions. Currently, Cristian is shooting his post-graduate-film “Magic for Beginners”, to be followed by his debut feature next year.