Andrew had always thought about moving to Berlin someday. He found it a much more liberating place to be in compared to London – a city he’d lived in for 10 years but was beginning to drain him emotionally and financially. So when the Brexit deal had been negotiated and a date for departure confirmed, it only served as a trigger point for him to pack his bags and move to Berlin. Regardless of not having a job secured or German language skills to fall back on.
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Before moving to Berlin 8 years ago, Rachel grew up in the East Midlands of the UK and lived in South Korea for almost two years where she taught English to children. When an opportunity came up for her to move to Berlin and teach English to kindergarten, she didn’t hesitate to embark on the new adventure and soon felt at home in the city. However, after the British EU referendum result of 2016, she decided that it was time for her to take her future and security into her own hands.
10 years ago, Denise and her husband Bernie made the decision to leave the UK to retire in a quaint village in Bavaria. The abundance of open space and greenery that they had got used to enjoying on their vacations, motivated their move. Bernie sadly passed away three years after their move, and Denise decided to stay where she felt most at home and closer to her late husband, rather than return to the UK. However, when the opportunity came for her to voice her opinion about the UK’s EU membership, she didn’t shy away from voting for what she thought would serve best in the UK’s interest.
Temi is a British / Nigerian filmmaker who before becoming an independent filmmaker, worked at the Guardian US and BBC Worldwide as a creative strategist in New York and London.
Since moving to Berlin four years ago, to challenge her creativity, expand her network and tell bold and inspiring stories, she has produced over 50 short films, self-released her debut EP ‘A Battlefield of the Mind’ and produced a number of experiential events in Berlin and an editorial feature for Vogue Germany.
She’s passionate about telling stories that inspire people and is currently writing her first feature film.
Roman is a British / Russian filmmaker from London. Born during the fall of the Soviet Union, Roman emigrated from Russia to the United Kingdom at a young age and grew up in multicultural London.
Starting out as a photographer whose work has been exhibited and published in the Frontline Club, the Guardian, Lensculture magazine and others, he has since transitioned into filmmaking, working on documentaries and commercial films.
As someone who likes to draw upon his background in anthropology and research, Roman is passionate about storytelling, running an online short story magazine and a soon to be launched photography magazine.
Tillman Jex is a composer of hypnotic music designed for transcendental voyaging. His music synthesises the journeys that may be taken during an altered state of consciousness.
For Tillman, the essence of a transcendental voyage is the movement through and between different psychological environments in a meaningful and narrative manner. To emulate this, Tillman builds his compositions out of sound environments, which represent psychological environments he experiences or for which he searches.
The listener is invited to meditate into these sound environments, placing themselves firmly within it. In doing so, the listener stands on top a staircase, the first step floating above an endless ocean and as each sound environment progresses to the next, a further step down the staircase is taken, descending to the sea floor where inquisitive creatures, apparitions of the self, expansive mazes of fractured mirror and dark mysteries await discovery.
As well as releasing his own music, Tillman has collaborated both locally and internationally on short films, A/V installations, virtual reality products and been invited to publicly speak on music composition and performance.
Tillman studied his Bachelor of Music Composition at Melbourne University (2014-2016) in his home town of Melbourne, Australia before moving to Berlin in 2017. In 2019 Tillman signed to Berlin’s Dry Agency and is currently undertaking an internship as studio assistant at MONOM, Berlin’s premiere spatial audio facility