Hanno Hackfort was born in Paderborn in 1970. After jobs as Assistent Director and musician on several theatre productions, he started working as Boomoperator and Sound Engineer on various TV and feature films in Germany and abroad. At the same time, he started directing his own short films and in 2002 he shot his feature debut Junimond. Between 2004 and 2012 he worked as a writer on numerous TV shows. 2012 he teamed up with Bob Konrad and Richard Kropf. Together they created and wrote SOKO Potsdam (ZDF), Koslowski & Haferkamp (ARD), 4Blocks (TNT), You Are Wanted (Amazon Prime Video), the WR Production Labaule & Erben, and PARA ‑Wir sind King (TNT).
Hanno Hackfort lives and works in Berlin.