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 working on a new short film, to be followed by his first feature film in 2016.