Andreas Goldstein (1964) was born in East Berlin, where he trained as a composer and attended cultural and drama studies at the Humboldt-Universität. Later on, he attended the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg and studied directing. He had his first experience as assistant director with Peter Voigt. He worked as a freelance producer for Next Film (Laurens Straub) until 2008, when he founded Oktoberfilm GbR, together with Susanne Binninger. Since then, he has been working as a producer and author, occasionally also as a writer of texts on film theory and criticism.