Thomas Struck is a filmmaker, born in Hamburg, 1943. He started with experimental films (DER WARME PUNKT, 1968) and television documentaries (DAMALS IN HAMBURG - DIE BEATLES, 1966, RICHARD LESTER, 1968). After a decade of traveling he resumed filmmaking with animation shorts (HEARTS, 1981, STARS, 1984). He was also involved in founding the Filmaker's Cooperative and the European Low Budget Film Festival in Hamburg. In the 1990s he was coproducing the stage musical Blaubarts Ochester and shot WALK DON'T WALK, a documentary on feet and legs in New York. He also discovered his interest in gastronomy with EIN WEINJAHR, a documentary about wine of the Mosel. In 2001 he co-founded with Dieter Kosslick the Berlinale Talent Campus and launched the Culinary Cinema of the Berlinale in 2007.