Markus Weinberg was born in Dresden in 1983. He studied Political Sciences, Modern and Contemporary History, and Sociology in Dresden. Even before his time as a student and racing cyclist, he travelled the world, always searching for and bringing back stories. He worked as a freelance editor at the MDR TV network, as a video journalist in Saxony and as print editor at the Dresdner Morgenpost newspaper. Nowadays, Markus works as a freelance editor, video journalist and documentary filmmaker. Die Mission der Lifeline (2019) is his first documentary feature.