Arkadij Khaet was born during the final moments of the Soviet Union. A few weeks later, his family left the Republic of Moldova and immigrated to Germany. After graduating from highschool he lived in Israel for a while, and then moved to Cologne to start his undergraduate studies in Film and Television. During his studies he met Mickey Paatzsch. Since 2016 he is studying film directing at the Film Academy Baden-Weurttemberg.
After studying directing at the Macromedia Cologne, Mickey Paatzsch gathers experience as a freelance filmmaker and directs his own shorts. Furthermore he studied philosophy at the University of Cologne and completed his master’s degree in 2019. With his friend from student days, Arkadij Khaet, he also realizes movies in co-direction.