Dietmar Post worked as an off set printer before studying Theatre and Film Studies and Spanish Language at Free University in Berlin and at Complutense University in Madrid. In 1995 he obtained his master's degree. Between 1995–2003 he lived and worked in New York. He attended film school at NYU, where he made his first short film, the award-winning Bowl of Oatmeal. His second short film Cloven Hoofed had its premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival in 1998. Post assisted renowned documentary filmmakers Thomas Schadt (Wall Street), Reiner Holzemer (Walker Evans) and Lutz Dammbeck (The Net). In 1997 he founded with his partner Lucia Palacios the production company Play Loud! Productions, which since 2006 also functions as a film and music label.
Critics have called Post and Palacios the German counterpart to the American Direct Cinema directors D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
In 2008 Dietmar Post and Lucia Palacios received the prestigious Adolf-Grimme Awards (the German TV Oscar).
Filmography (as a director)
1996 – Bowl of Oatmeal (USA)
1998 – Cloven Hoofed (USA, Germany, Spain)
2002 – Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping (documentary film) (USA, Germany, Spain)
2006 – monks – the transatlantic feedback (USA, Germany, Spain)
2009 – A Summer Evening with Floating di Morel (Germany, Spain, USA)
2009 – Doc Schoko: Oktopus im Pentagramm (Germany, Spain, USA)
2009 – Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows (Germany, Spain, USA)
2010 – Faust: Live at Klangbad Festival (Germany, Spain, USA)
2011 – Franco's Settlers (Germany, Spain) (in production)