Egyptian filmmaker, writer and producer Tamer El Said lives and works in Cairo. He studied Film Directing at the High Institute of Cinema, graduating in 1998 with Honourable Mention, and received his Diploma in 2002. He has worked as 1st AD on some of Egypt’s bigger feature films, directed commercials, taught and worked as a producer for a number of production companies. He has directed numerous award winning shorts and documentaries. Work on his first feature, In the Last Days of the City, started in 2008.
Born in 1948 near Bremen in Germany, Heinz Emigholz trained first as a draftsman before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He began filmmaking in 1968 and has worked since 1973 as a filmmaker, artist, writer, actor and producer in Germany and the USA. He released more than eighty short and long films which are all still in distribution. In 1974 he started his encyclopaedic drawing series "The Basis of Make-Up". In 1978 he founded the film production company Pym Films.
John Erdman was born in 1948 in New York City where he still lives and works. In 1968 while studying at Tufts University in Boston he saw Yvonne Rainer’s "The Mind is a Muscle" and Andy Warhol’s Chelsea Girls. This inspired him to move back to New York and begin working with visual artists who were exploring performance. Throughout 1970 he worked with Joan Jonas, and in 1972 after having participated in many of Yvonne Rainer’s large group pieces, she cast him as the male personas in "This is the story of a woman who…".