Florian Hoffmeister studied directing and cinematography at Berlin’s German Film and Television Academy (dffb)
In 2005 his directorial debut 3 degrees colder earns him a Silver Leopard for Best First Feature at the International Filmfestival of Locarno.
Internationally he is mostly known for his successful work as director of photography. He has collaborated with a variety of UK and US directors, most notably with the late Antonia Bird, as well as British master Terence Davies. His cinematography wins him a BAFTA, an EMMY, and the ASC Award of the American Society of Cinematographers. In 2014 he was chosen as one of Ten Cinematographers to Watch by Variety. The same year he was appointed as a full member of the British Society of Cinematography.
The Have-Nots is his second film as a director.
Mona Kino was born in 1966. After school she briefly studied Theatre, Film and Media Studies as well as Philosophy in Frankfurt, before deciding to engage in an apprenticeship as a photographer.
Upon completion she worked nationally as well internationally as a producer for magazines and photographers, such as Helmut Newton, Michel Comte, Anatol Kotte and Jim Rakete.
In 1994 she switched over to the film industry. She worked as Location Manager, 2nd AD, finally arrived in the Art Department, where she worked herself up through the ranks to become a Production Designer. She designed mostly commercials and finally features. For 3 degrees colder – her second film as a designer – she also co-wrote the script.
3 degrees colder debuted successfully in Locarno and won the Silver Leopard for Best First Feature.
Since then she has been fully concentrating on screen writing, intensifying further professional development in seminars with Phil Parker and Robert McKee. To gain more knowledge about psychological processes in relationships and language she underwent a four year training as family counsellor.
Apart from her own writing she is currently developing a course to make knowledge of psychological processes in relationships more accessible to screen writers.
Titus Kreyenberg worked as an executive producer for film and television for many years before he founded his own production company unafilm in 2004. The company’s films compete in A-festivals around the world, Berlinale, Cannes, Toronto, Locarno, IDFA, San Sebastian, DOKLeipzig, among them. In 2013 Heli won the award for Best Director in competition in Cannes. 2014 Bridges of Sarajevo was shown in the Sélection Officelle in Cannes.