Elmar Imanov was born in 1985 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Since 1998 he is living in Cologne, Germany, where he studied "directing" at the ifs. His graduation film The Swing of the Coffin Maker (2012) was presented on over 100 film festivals and won 30 awards worldwide including the Student Academy Award (Student Oscar®). His next short film TORN (2014) had its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. Both films were produced by Eva Blondiau with whom he founded the production company COLOR OF MAY.
Engin Kundag was born in 1984 in Bielefeld, Germany. He studied „directing“in Cologne at the
ifs. His graduation film Ararat (2012) premiered at the Berlinale, was shown on 70 festivals
Worldwide and won several awards. His next short film TORN (2014) had its world premiere at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His first feature screenplay Angst – produced like TORN by the Cologne-based production company COLOR OF MAY - is funded by the Filmund
Directors' Fortnight, Cannes 2014. Moscow IFF 2014. New Horizons IFF, Poland 2014.
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