He graduated from the University of Southern California"s School of Cinema and Television in 2005.
He became "hooked" on filmmaking at the age of 13 when his neighbor, film producer Steve Perry, brought him to the set of the 1996 film Executive Decision. Krieger founded a production company, Autumn Entertainment, in 2004, under which his first project was December Ends, a feature film shot on a United States$75,000 budget. He was later asked by producer Jennifer Todd to direct Celeste and Jesse Forever, based on a script written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, which would also premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
After the success of Celeste and Jesse Forever, he received offers to direct similar scripts, but turned them down in lieu of writing his own material for future projects.
He has also directed many commercials with clients such as Joseph Abboud and AG Jeans, and music videos for Universal Music Group and the Island Def Jam Music Group. He directed The Age of Adaline, starring Blake Lively and Michiel Huisman.
Production started in March 2014, and the film was released in April 2015. In September 19, 2012, Lionsgate acquired the rights to the script Vanish Manitoba written by Denison Hatch.
Later in February 2015, Krieger was set to rewrite and direct the film, which 21 Laps Entertainment would produce.
On February 29, 2016, it was announced that Krieger would direct The Divergent Series: Ascendant, the final film in The Divergent Series. Krieger currently lives in Los Los Angeles He is the grandson of actor Lee Krieger.