Urs Frey was born in Solothurn, Switzerland. His passion is the documentary, but he learned his cinematic craft in advertising. As a former owner of one of the largest commercial production companies of Switzerland, he has realized more than 1000 movies, many of them have been honored in national and international film festivals with prestigious awards. Today Urs produces exclusively documentaries and feature films. Since 2010, he is a member of the Swiss Film Academy.