Stefan Butzmühlen, born 1982 in Pegnitz near Nuremberg, completed acting courses at the Vienna Konservatorium and has been studying Direction at the HFF Konrad Wolf in Potsdam since 2007. Assistant Director with Angela Schanelec (NACHMITTAG, 2007). Berlinale Talent Campus Alumnus 2011. His graduation film SLEEPLESS KNIGHTS (2012, co-directed by Cristina Diz) was premiered at the Berlinale Forum and went afterwards to BAFICI and San Sebastian. Butzmühlen's short films include NACH KLARA (2010, 3sat Award, Short Film Festival Oberhausen) and REKONSTRUKTION (2013, German Competition, Short Film Festival Oberhausen). RADIANT SEA is his second feature film..