Jan Soldat was born 1984 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (now Chemnitz) in the former GDR. From 1994 he attended the humanistic grammar school „Hohe Straße“ (now Karl-Schmidt-Rottluff grammar school). In 2003, after graduating from high school and completing community service on the gastroenterological and dialysis ward in the Klinikum Chemnitz, he started studying business mathematics at the TU Chemnitz. In 2004 he dropped out and switched to the mechanical engineering course. At the beginning of 2006 he canceled this also, folllowed by a short return to the Klinikum Chemnitz as a nursing assistant in the cardiac catheter laboratory. Quitting this in April 2006, then unemployed.
Then he started the writing of short stories and the desire to film came up. From August 2006 to February 2007 together with Frank Schubert he made his first films as part of the SAEK (Saxon training and testing channel). At the same time, he worked as a 1-euro jobber within the Chemnitzer Kunstfabrik. There, too, filmic work were produced and he interacted with young and adult people with mental and physical disabilities. Subsequently, until September 2008, he made more films within the Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt e.V. . In terms of content and form the films made between 2006 and 2008 are based on horror and trash films / B-movies. In addition to these fictional works he made also first documentary and essayistic attempts.
From October 2008 to March 2014 he studied film and television directing at the University of Film and Television „Konrad Wolf“, Potsdam Babelsberg. His orientation towards the documentary form developed within this course. Content-wise he focused more and more on sexual diversity and its portability. Topics are zoophilia, BDSM practices and slave role play.
After completing his film studies, he continued the cinematic discussion -based on several short and medium-length films- on the topics of prison role play, ageplay/adult babies and cannibalism. In 2015 he also started to work as editor and dramaturgical consultant. From 2017 to October 2019 he worked exclusively for this purpose.
Since November 2019 resumption of the cinematic preoccupation with curiosity, sex and the body in form of a series of short films in the field of tension between documentary and pornography.
After watching 79 feature films and more than 40 TV-/Series-Episodes, Commercials and Music-Videos with Keanu Reeves as actor, narrator and/or voice Jan Soldat got his Diploma in Keanulogy.
After watching 103 films with Nicolas Cage as an actor and/or himself Jan Soldat was awarded the priesthood in the „Church Of Cagism“.
Actually Jan Soldat is working on his master thesis on Udo Kier.