Having an academic background in information science, Karsten Matern worked in different positions on films of all kinds and sizes before he gradually got involved in animation.
The animation shorts he worked for include Esterhazy, Darling and Sexy Laundry by Izabela Plucinska, and Ugly by Nikita Diakur. From 2017 to 2020, he was the production manager of Balance Film, where he was working on two features Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale (Fany a pes) by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn, and La Traversée by Florence Miailhe. He is also the producer of the animation shorts Have a Nice Dog! by Jalal Maghout, that just premiered and “Milk&Fairy Tales” by Gerhard Funk that will come out in 2021. He is a board member of the AG-Animationsfilm, loves red wine and is obsessed with the American presidential elections.