Stefan Haupt was born in Zurich in 1961. He attended the Zurich Drama School from 1985 to 1988, obtaining a degree in Theater Education. Since 1989 he has worked as a director and filmmaker. In 1998 he founded his own production company, Fontana Film, in Zurich. His feature film debut UTOPIA BLUES was honoured with the Zurich Film Prize and the Swiss Film Prize, among others. ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS remains the most successful Swiss documentary film to date, with some 300,000 viewers throughout Europe. From 2008 to 2010 Stefan Haupt was president of the Swiss Filmmakers Association, and has been a board member of the foundation of SWISS FILMS, the promotion agency, since 2007. Stefan Haupt is married to actress Eleni Haupt; they live in Zurich with their four children.