Thorsten Ernst studied political sciences, philosophy and ethnology. He’s working as author and director since more than 11 years and created several documentaries and coverages for German public television. As head-author he manages the editorial work of the magazine TRACKS (arte) in Hamburg. His last TV documentary was the 90-minutes film AFRICA RISING in collaboration with Jean-Alexander Ntivyihabwa.
Tobias Lickes is a freelance journalist and film author in Hamburg. He has an MA in political sciences, sociology and communication studies and has been mostly working for the NDR since 2010, usually for the editorial staff of the ENTWICKLUNGSLABOR FÜR DOKUMENTARISCHES ERZÄHLEN (development lab for documentary narration). This summer his film 7 TAGE – AUF DER SUCHE NACH HANS was released in which he is looking for traces of his grand uncle Hans in Belorussia who has been missing since the second world war.
Malte Nieschalk is a D.o.P., author and owner of a film production company 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 sport events.
Gordon Volk is a D.o.P., author 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 author 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.