Sven Taddicken was born in Hamburg in 1974 and started studying directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 1996. His short film COUNTING SHEEP (1999) was nominated for a Student Oscar. His feature film debut GETTING MY BROTHER LAID (2001) has a tender tale of a family with a handicapped boy. Tragicomic romance EMMA‘S BLISS (2006) won the German Cinema New Talent Award for lead actress Jördis Triebel at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Taddicken also directed the TV mystery PROFESSOR BRAAMS – THE INNOCENT MURDERER (2008).