Peter Zeitlinger is an accomplished filmmaker whose career encompasses cinematography, directing, writing and editing. Zeitlinger first worked with Werner Herzog in 1995 when he was director of photography on the director's documentary DEATH FOR FIVE VOICES. That film began an intensive collaboration that has yielded such documentaries as LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY, MY BEST FIEND, and WHEEL OF TIME, as well as the drama INVINCIBLE.

Zeitlinger has been director of photography on some thirty feature and television films, as well as several television series. His credits include: the drama TUNNELCHILD, which he co-wrote and which screened at the 1989 Berlin Film Festival; the dramas ERWIN UND JULIA and FEAR OF THE IDYLL for Austrian director Götz Spielmann; and the documentaries THE CAMPAIGNERS and ANIMAL LOVE. He has directed 20 short and experimental films since 1988. His feature directorial credits include the dark comedy HUSBANDKILLERS and the crime drama CONCEPT OF AN ENEMY, both co-directed with Holger Gotha.

Zeitlinger was born in Czechoslovakia. He was not yet 10 when he left Czechoslovakia with his mother in the wake of the 1968 Soviet occupation. They settled in neighboring Austria, where Zeitlinger making 8mm films as a teenager. He studied cinema and television at the Vienna University.