Thorsten Ernst studied political sciences, philosophy, and ethnology. He’s working as writer and director since 2008 and created several documentaries and coverages for German public television. As head writer, he manages the editorial work of the magazine TRACKS (arte) in Hamburg. His last TV documentary was the 90-minute film AFRICA RISING in collaboration with Jean-Alexander Ntivyihabwa.
Tobias Lickes is a freelance journalist and a writer from Hamburg. He has an MA in communication studies, sociology and political sciences and has been mostly working for the NDR since 2010. In the summer of 2021 his film SANDSTRAND UM JEDEN PREIS? was released in the ARD series “Die Story im Ersten”. Before that, Lickes realized, among others, the 45-minute film 7 TAGE… AUF DER SUCHE NACH HANS (7 days… In search of Hans), in which he is looking for traces of his grand uncle Hans in Belarus who has been missing since the second world war.
Malte Nieschalk is a D.o.P.,writer and owner of a film production in Hamburg. He started to work in the camera department almost 20 years ago and was successfully trained as an audio-visual media designer at NDR. He is responsible for the cinematography of several reports, trailers, commercials, and image films. Additionally, he films live broadcasts of concerts, tv shows and sports events.
Gordon Volk is a D.o.P., writer and owner of a film production company in Hamburg. He finished his training as a media designer at the NDR in 2003. During his training, he realized several short films as D.o.P. and writer which were screened at several international festivals. After his training, Gordon Volk established himself as a freelance D.o.P. and is particularly responsible for the cinematography of several commercials and image films as well as for documentaries.