Writer and Director - Ben Knight
Ben Knight is a journalist in Berlin who has written for Deutsche Welle, the Guardian, the New Statesman, Prospect, der Freitag, and others. His articles have covered the German arms trade, zoophilia in western Germany, pagan cults in eastern Germany, illegal fishing in Sierra Leone, Stalin statues in Georgia, and other matters up to and including colonic irrigation. This is his first documentary.
Producer - Maurice Frank
Maurice Frank is a journalist, translator and producer in Berlin. He co-founded Exberliner Magazine which he published for 15 years. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Berliner Zeitung English Edition. We're All Going to Die is his first film project.
Music - Dizraeli
Poet, producer, MC and multi-instrumentalist, Dizraeli is a genre all of his own. In the past few years, having composed the soundtrack for parallel-universe drama Tripped on E4, won the BBC Poetry Slam Championship and led the groundbreaking band Dizraeli & The Small Gods to underground success, he has built himself a cult following around Europe and played to audiences of thousands around the world. He’s supported Saul Williams and Mos Def on their UK tours, worked with Kate Tempest and Scroobius Pip and had his music played on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 3, Worldwide FM and 6Music.
Editor 1st Version - Lea Friedrich
Lea Friedrich was born in Berlin. After a broad musical education, she began a degree in psychology before realizing there was more psychology in films than in computer-based data analysis. She then studied film-making at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) in Hamburg, where she completed several short and medium-length movies. The essay film "Eine Filmarbeit", to which she contributed a section, was shown at the DOK.fest in Munich and Filmfest Hamburg in 2016. She is particulary interested in documentary film-making at the intersection with fiction. Since 2019 she has been working mainly as an editor.
Camera, Sound, Advice, Travel Companion - IJ.Biermann
Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Biermann studied directing with Claire Denis, Béla Tarr and Christian Petzold at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB). As director, co-producer and screenwriter he has worked on a variety of documentary, fiction, and experimental films that have been shown at international film festivals. Feature-length film productions as director include Faust (2008), Nocturne (documentary, 2011), Neun Frauen (Nine Women, documentary, 2012), Spielweisen (Acting Methods, documentary, 2014), Nordland 2014), an intimate road-movie across northern Norway's vast landscapes, and Voice – Sculpting Sound with Maja S K Ratkje (documentary, 2015).
Cinematography - Amit Edelman
Amit Edelman is an Israeli Berlin-based cinematographer and editor. After studying at the Hamidrasha school of arts in Israel he began working in the television and film industry. Notable film credits include "Alaska", which was screened in Israeli cinemas and broadcast on Israeli TV. Other work includes several positions in the crew of the Israeli version of "Big Brother", entitled "2025", working in Israeli news covering the Middle East conflict and the television documentary "Blue ID". He has also done commercial work for German companies Audi and Sparkasse, the French company Suez, and Facebook. Amit is also the co-founder of the creative house "Arty-Shock".
Research – Anubha Sharma
Anubha was born in Kolkata, India. After having majored in English language and literature from Delhi University, she decided to pursue a different career path as a social scientist and researcher. She has a double masters in sociology and political science from Delhi School of Economics and Humboldt University of Berlin and has academically trained under stalwarts such as Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen. Anubha was the recipient of a 2019 DAAD Scholarship for young social scientists from the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst. She is fluent in three languages - Hindi, Bangla, Bhojpuri - and is currently learning German. She is particularly interested in research and writing, both academic and journalistic, and is currently working as a research consultant in Berlin.