German writer/director Edward Berger learned his craft at New York University's film program, where he made his first film, the 16mm short "Wanderbread" (1995). After graduating, he worked as Production Department Manager for Good Machine, Inc., a production and distribution company in New York City that was crucial in promoting the careers of indie-film masters such as Ang Lee, Todd Solondz, Hal Hartley, and Todd Haynes. Berger resigned from this post in 1996, however, when he received the news that his feature script had received financing in Germany. Although reluctant to leave Good Machine, where he had learned much about the business, he decided he must return to his homeland to seize the opportunity to direct his first feature, "Gomez: Heads or Tails" (1999). He followed this with the 2001 romance "Frau2 sucht HappyEnd," which he also wrote and directed. Berger then shifted his attention to television, directing episodes of many crime shows, among them "Schimanksi" and "Bloch." Berger also had the chance to direct episodes of two very prominent and long-running German crime dramas,"Tatort" and "Polizeiruf 110." In 2005, Berger began directing commercials for prominent companies and organizations, among them Amnesty International, Toyota, McDonald's, and BMW.