Dietmar HoÌˆss was born in Munich in 1959. He studied Architecture for Interior Design in Rosenheim and Political Science in Munich. He has been an independent filmaker since 1995. From 1997 to 2000 he attended the Zelig School of Cinema and Television in Bolzano. Since 2000 he has also been a producer for the Blue Star Film. Among his works may be mentioned Cianci Gatti (2000) and Heimat (2003).