Thomas Beckmann was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in 1981. In 1999 he joined the "Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt" and realized films as director and cinematographer. He studied at the University of Television and Film in Munich and works as cinematographer, filmmaker and camera/light instructor. He is member of German Documentary Association (AGDOK) and Filmverband Sachsen.