Christof Wackernagel, Director Biography
Renate Eisel, Expert and Consultant Biography
Volker Pigors, Producer Biography
Susanne Maria Gärtner, Public Relation Biography
Hucky Hornberger, Art Director Biography
Tina Susan, Web Design Biography



Christof Wackernagel (Germany)
Director


1951 Born in Ulm, Germany

1962 - 1969 Classical high-school in Munich

1967 - 1977 Actor; (main-)parts in several cinema-films and tv-productions

1971 - 1977 Member of a multi-media group in Stuttgart (printing, edition of books, music-production, experimental film and video)

1977 Participant of the West-German urban guerilla group "Red Army Fraction" (RAF), after a shooting party in Amsterdam imprisoned until 1987

since 1987 Professional work as actor in cinema-films and tv-productions
Free-lance author
Painter

Lives and works in München, Germany.

Film-parts (selection)
Cinema: Das schreckliche Mädchen, Ein Mann für jede Tonart, Der bewegte Mann, Männerpension, Der Eisbär, Kai Rabe, Der grosse Bagarozy, Lammbock;
TV-Series: Bärenbach, Katrin ist die Beste, Die Biester, Abschnitt 40.

Writings (selection)
Fiction: "Nadja. Erzählungen und Fragmente", 1984 (short stories), "Bilder einer Ausstellung", 1986 (stories), "Gadhafi läßt bitten", 2002 (novelette)
Theatre: "Der endliche Sieg" - theatre-piece (1990), ordered by Staatstheater Kassel;
"Dimitroffs Prozess" - theatre-piece (1994), ordered by Schauspielhaus Bochum.
Radio-fiction: "Das Mörsenbroicher Ei" (1988), "Der blinde Fleck" (1993).
Radio-documentary: "The water-wheels of Hama" - sculpure of sounds (1996).

Paintings:
Exhibitions in Bochum, München and Hamburg (Germany), Damascus (Syria),





Renate Eisel (Germany)
Expert and Consultant for Libya


1948 Born in Oldenburg, Germany

1966 Graduated from high-school

1966 - 1976 Study of History and Political Sciences at Bochum University, Germany

1976 Graduated M.A.

1976 - 1987 Teaching adults in different public institutions and
working as a dramaturg at Bochum Theatre

since 1985 Regularly voyages to Arab countries

1987 - 1989 Complementary studies of the Arabic language and Orientalistic sciences at Bochum University

1992 - 1998 Free-lance author writing essays, features, radio documentaries, and works on history. Regularly publishing documentaries on German Broadcasting Services

1998 - 2001 Professor at Al-Fateh University in Tripolis, Libya, Department of Languages

since 2001 Free-lance author

Lives and works in Bochum, Germany, and Tripolis, Libya.

Publications (selection):
Chronik der Geschichte Libyens. Von den Anfängen bis zum Jahr 1990 (1993).
Radio documentaries: Hinter dem Schleier. Situation und Lebensalltag von Frauen in Libyen (1992); Damaskus, die Braut der Städte (1993); "Mein Wille geschehe". Über Freiheit in Deutschland (1994); "Ich mache Graffiti - also bin ich." Ostberliner Jugendliche dokumentieren ihre Anwesenheit in der Welt (1996). [= German nomination for PRIX EUROPA 1997]; "Wir produzieren das Paradies": Utopiaggia. Eine deutsche Landkommune in Umbrien (1998).




Volker Pigors (Germany)
Producer


1955 Born in Recklinghausen, Germany

1961 - 1975 Primary and high school.

1975 - 1983 Photo works, Camera training and workshops. First steps on 16mm camera, film script and directing several film documentations.

1983 - 1985 External marketing manager of the theatre festival Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen. Film / TV producer and director for theatre groups, music groups, festivals.

1985 - 1989 Establishment and development of film and TV-Studio Bochum. Managing director, producer and director of more than 150 TV productions. Further training of film calculation and management.

1990 -1997 Film and TV production manager of the newspaper group WAZ, planning and developing studios - planning, calculation and execution of approx. 4000 TV productions. Since 1995 power of attorney

1997 - 1999 Project Manager and member of management "Cityweb Network", second step with new shareholders Bertelsmann, Axel Springer Verlag and WAZ. Development of the first local ISP with local content, line of project management, customer care and quality assurance.

1999 - today COO & Managing Director of WORLDRES Europe GmbH, the worlds online distribution partner for international hotel industry with more than 40.000 hotels and 5.000 distribution cannels, direct report of all business lines including sales, support, business development and finance. Part of the worldwide executive team of Worldres Inc. San Mateo USA..

Lives and works in Recklinghausen and Dusseldorf, Germany.




Susanne Maria Gärtner (Germany)
Public Relation


1974 Born and grown up on the shores of the German North-Sea

Sojourns in Canada and Italy

Graduated from high-school

1994 - 1998 Study at Ernst Busch Academy for Acting in Berlin, Germany;
graduated certificated actress (Diploma)
Theatrical performances in the Czech Republic, in South Corea, in France, and in New York City; among others working with Robert Wilson

1998 - 1999 Member of the ensemble at Zurich Theatre, playing main-parts

2002 Certificated Yoga-instructress

since 1999 Free-lance actress on the stage as well as in cinema-films and tv-productions; main-part in a tv-series

Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany.




Hucky Hornberger
Art Director

Born 1963 in Mannheim, Germany
Apprenticeship as a carpenter
Study of Interior Design at Rosenheim in Rosenheim
Complementary Studies of Szenography

Working as Production Designer and Art Director

among others at productions like:
American Werewolf in Paris, Asterix gegen Cäsar,
Äon, 2002 - A Space Travesty, Ice Planet

Working at different experimental projects of art




Tina Susan (Germany)
Web Design


1969 Born in Siegen, Germany

Graduated from secondary school

Professional training in hotel business at Tegernsee Technical School

Apprenticeship as a hotel-specialist; up to

1993 working in the hotel business

1993 - 1996
Stewardess in the international air-traffic

One year's stay in the United States of America

1997 Birth of daughter Cosima

Training in multi-media design

since 2001 Working as a media-designer

Lives and works in Munich, Germany.