Having grown up in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany, she worked for the theatre director René Pollesch while studying philosophy and literature, and was later assistant to filmmaker Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann). In 2011, she began a directing degree at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her short films have screened and won prizes around the world, including a nomination for the 2015 German Short Film Award for Spielt keine Rolle and the 2016 German Short Film Award for Homework. Alle reden übers Wetter is her graduation film, which premiered at the Berlinale in 2022.
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Natalia Sinelnikova is an award-winning writer and director based in Berlin. She studied theater and photography in Hildesheim and film directing at Babelsberg Film University in Potsdam. Her critically acclaimed first feature film “We Might As Well Be Dead”, co-written with Viktor Gallandi, celebrated its world premiere at the Berlinale 2022 and its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film was included by Screen Daily in the list of 13 films that stood at the Berlinale was released in Germany in September 2022.Sinelnikova was nominated for Best Debut and Best Screenplay by the German Film Critics Association and is part of the Jewish artists’ network Dagesh.
Simon Klinkertz is a Berlin-based editor and director who comes from the world of skateboarding as a filmmaker. He is as energetic as his films, but has an exceptional eye for human storytelling and the transport of moods.
He is an experienced concept developer and filmmaker and has an exceptional level of creativity and a real DIY attitude.
Lou Andrea Savoir
Born in 1978 to a Swiss mother and French-Mexican father, both nomads at heart, Savoir studied Fine Arts in Paris & New York. She became a Goldsmith in Mexico, a book Editor in Barcelona. In 2020 she and Producer partner co-founded their creative studio based in Berlin, Cascade.
Honing her Creative Direction skills through commercials, Savoir also co-directed & conducted all interviews for Cascade’s first short documentary “Get Used To It” for NGO Skateistan in Johannesburg in 2019. She played the same role for the bestselling Mark Gonzales book published with Rizzoli NY in 2021, now in its second edition.
In The Bunker is Cascade’s first feature length film, Savoir’s first as Director. While it is a return to her Fine Arts roots, it represents the sum of all her creativity, interests, and experience gathered over the years.
Theirs was the first crew ever allowed to film the premises. They gave Savoir a key and carte blanche for 5 days. It is not an investigative proposal centered on the Boros couple, who are an eternal source of media fascination. This film is about the mediator’s gift: a million reasons to love this difficult world, and its sometimes difficult art.
Severine De Streyker Day
Séverine De Streyker Day is a filmmaker and musician based in Brussels since 1992.
She graduated from the INRACI film school and in Script Writing from the “Université Libre de Bruxelles”. After her studies, she met and work as editor with the filmmaker and anarchist Jan Bucquoy, who had a big influence on her, before collaborating with other directors.
As musician, she joined in 2004 the Electroclash group “Emma Peal” as bassist and singer. Their first album was released in 2006 on the international label PIAS.
As a member of the “LABO BXL” collective, she makes her own experimental films and video clips in Super 8 and 16mm.
Séverine is inspired by strangeness and things we are trying to hide in life. In 2010, she directed her first fictional short movie “CINE PALACE” in self-production, on which she collaborates on the musical composition. The movie is inspired from her own life and tells the story of a stripper’s day.
In May 2016, she co-directed her second short movie “CALAMITY” with Maxime Feyers and also collaborated on the musical composition. The film tells about the meeting of a mother with her stepdaughter, her world turns upside downs. The film is selected in more than 300 festivals and awarded 100 times.
Séverine creates her solo musical project under the name Severine Day in 2020, in a Cold Wave vein. She releases her first EP in January 2022 and works on the follow-up album.
Séverine is now writing her first feature film ‘Soul Desert’.