© Angela Althaler, a+o
© Angela Althaler, a+o



Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She since contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.

In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books.
Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker.

© Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
© Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion


Anja Franziska Plaschg (*1990) is a musician and singer, internationally known under her stage name Soap & Skin. Her last album ‘Narrow’ reached #1 in the Austrian charts.
In 2010 she was awarded the ‘European Border Breakers Award’ from the European Commission. In addition to this, she works as a composer in film, theatre, and occasionally as an actress.

© Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion
© Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion


Born in 1987 in Vienna.
First experiences in film at the age of 11.
Studied Environmental and Resource management at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna.

After this Laurence Rupp completed further studies in 2014 at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in performing arts.
Since 2013 he is a member of the Burgtheater ensemble.