Olivia Corsini was born in Italy in the city of Modena in 1979. She was awarded a diploma from the “Paolo Grassi” Academy of Dramatic Arts of Milano and has been independently training with artists such as Tina Nilsen (Odin Teatret), Julie Anne Stanzak (Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch), Kim Duk Soo (Samul Nori school, South Korea), Carolyn Carlson, and Emma Dante, among others.
After two years with the international company “Teatro de los Sentidos” of the Colombian Enrique Vargas she arrived in France with “Théâtre du Soleil”, the esteemed company of Ariane Mnouchkine. In 2002 she played important roles in the collective creations: “The Last Caravanesérail”, “Les Ephémères”, and “The Castaways of the Mad Hope”. Since 2012 she has been working with the international collective “If Human” (Brussels).
Serge Nicolaï was born in France in the city of Marseille in 1967 and studied in diverse drama schools in Paris and Krakow. In addition to being an actor, Serge is also a scenographer, movie director and theater director. He received his first award in scenography for the play “The Last Caravanserail”. Since 1997 he has been a collaborator with Ariane Mnouchkine in the theatre company “Théâtre du Soleil.” He has also starred in French Television and Cinema productions.
Petra Costa is a Brazilian filmmaker and actress. She first directed the short film Undertow Eyes (2009) which screened at the MoMA and was winner of best short film at Rio Film Festival, Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, London International Documentary Festival among others.
She then directed the feature ELENA (2012) which premiered at IDFA, followed by SXSW and HotDocs. ELENA won many prizes such as best film at Havana Film Festival (2013), was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 2014 Cinema Eye Honors and was the most watched documentary in Brazil in 2013.
Lea Glob graduated from the National Film School of Denmark’s documentary director/TV-planner line, with the film, “Meeting my father Kasper Højhat”, in 2011, which, among other acknowledgments, was nominated for a Robert prize and received the award for most innovative documentary at the Chinese Sichuan TV festival.
Since then, she has received the main award at Nordic Talents, for the development of the documentary project Human Female Sexuality in cooperation with director Mette Carla Albrechtsen. That film went into production in the summer of 2014. Lea is also working as co-director on Eva Mulvad’s film, “A Family on the Run”.