SARAH GROSS (Director/Producer) is a filmmaker based in Berlin. Her feature length documentary Brown Bread (2014), a personal film about growing up in an interracial adoptive family, was awarded “Best World Documentary” at Harlem International Film Festival and is being distributed by Kino Lorber. Her short films have won awards, and she has received European MEDIA funding for screenplay development. Gross studied filmmaking at Harvard University and has worked as 1st A.D. on international productions in North America and Europe including the acclaimed German production Goodbye Lenin. She has dual nationality in the U.S. and Germany.
ATHENA KALKOPOULOU (Co-Producer) is a San Francisco-based producer and consultant with over fifteen years of experience in film production and film festivals. Until recently, she oversaw the San Francisco Film Society’s fiscal sponsorship & documentary grants program, where she worked with hundreds of filmmakers nationwide, actively helping them fundraise, produce and carry out outreach efforts for their projects. She has been a reviewer in grant review panels and has participated in panels, pitching forums, juries and industry meetings in festivals such as SXSW, Sundance, Camden International Film Festival and Ashland Film Festival.
LUANA KNIPFER (Director of Photography) has many years of experience shooting on location in various parts of the world. Since her travels as DP with wildlife filmmaker Andreas Kieling for the ZDF/Nat Geo Co-production Kieling- World Wide Encounters, she has specialized in documentary film and reportage. Her films have been broadcast on European television stations such as ARTE, NDR and MDR.
FRANK BRUMMUNDT (Editor) has been editing both fiction and documentary films for over fifteen years. His films include Taste of Cement, Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas, Wiedersehen mit Brundibar, Imagine Waking up Tomorrow, Knistern der Zeit, Alemanya and Kroko. Many of his films have been awarded prizes at both German and international festivals, and have been distributed in many countries.