Born as Erik Stellan Chatham. His parents was the artists Gösta Chatham and Mollie Faustman. Hampe Faustman was a Swedish director, writer and actor. He appeared in 23 feature films and directed 20 films between during the 1940´s and 50´s. Faustman is best known for his socially engaged films. Producer Lorens Marmstedt contracted Faustman to Terrafilm which gave him artistic freedom. He died of pneumonia at 42.