Ekaterina Izmestyeva (*1987) was born in Moscow, finished Ballet School, and graduated first from Moscow Pedagogical University (M. A. Philology) in 2010 and then from VGIK – Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (film studies). For the last three years she has been working as a film editor and camera operator for Russian media stations. Since 2011 she is involved in the Russian LGBTQI-movement as activist and documentary filmmaker. She now studies film at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany.
Pierre-Yves Dalka (*1988) grew up in South Africa and studied cultural and comparative literary studies in Germany. He’s been making fiction and documentary films from a young age with a special focus on social issues intertwined with individual biographies, such as refugees in Germany (HEIMAT, 2012) and the oppression of homosexual relationships (BLEIB BEI MIR, 2016).