Porn director Axel Braun is the son of legendary porn-pioneer Lasse Braun, who, through his work in the early 60's helped the legalization of pornography in Europe. Axel was born and raised in Italy, where he received a privileged upper-class upbringing, studying the Classics and learning five languages. An accomplished drawing artist, Axel Braun dreamt of becoming a cartoonist as a child; then at the age of seven he saw the movie The Four Feathers by Zoltan Korda. The epic tale of love, betrayal, honor and revenge moved him so much that suddenly Axel Braun knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: a film director.
A proud member of MENSA, an avid movie buff, and the bearer of a Ph.D. in Psychology, Axel Braun began traveling early on and worked with his father as an assistant director, writer, producer, videographer and editor. Lasse Braun introduced Axel to the world of Adult Filmmaking, and taught him all the tricks of the trade. Over the course of the years they developed a strong personal relationship as well as an incredibly creative business partnership. Lasse's flair for luxury and comfort suited the young pupil, who still finds plenty of time to indulge in his non-porn passions: Poker and car racing.
Axel Braun began making his own movies in 1997 and in June 2002, Axel signed an exclusive directing contract with Elegant Angel Productions. Specializing in squirting movies, Axel Braun insured his hands for two million dollars each with the Lloyds of London in November 2002. After leaving Elegant Angel, Axel Braun did a short stint with Private, then left to join New Sensations and Digital Sin in early 2004. After a year and a half, Braun left them to become freelance in July 2005, and now Axel Braun works non-exclusively for a variety of adult studios.