Daniel Acht, born 1968 in Boppert, studied film studies, theatre studies, and German philology in Mainz. From 1993 to 1996, Acht took part in several theatre and film directing workshops. He then worked as an assistant director for several short and advertising films. Acht won the 2004 Murnau short film award for his short film "Dark Ages" (2003, co-directed by Ali Eckert) and the Flensburg short film award. In 2007, Acht finished his debut feature film, the low-budget comedy "Video Kings" (again co-directed by Ali Eckert).