Mirjam von Arx
After studying at the Ringier School of Journalism, von Arx worked for 18 years as an editor and freelancer for a number of German language magazines. In 1991, she moved to New York and together with Polo Hofer produced the road movie BLUESIANA. In addition to regular contributions to Swiss television, von Arx produced two documentaries for SF and Sat1. In 2001, she moved to London and started filming the documentary BUILDING THE GHERKIN. In 2002, she started her own production company ican films gmbh. In 2003, her first documentary ABXANG was theatrically released. In 2005, BUILDING THE GHERKIN (CH, DE, UK) followed. In 2006/7 she produced Thomas Haemmerli's documentary SEVEN DUMPSTERS AND A CORPSE, with a theatrical release in 2007. The film won the Zurich Film Award 2007 and was nominated for a Swiss Film Award in 2008. Her documentary SEED WARRIORS was theatrically released during autumn 2010. VIRGIN TALES opened theaterically in June 2012 and amongst others, won the Zurich Film Award 2012. Von Arx latest feature documentary FREEFALLING – A Love Story is currently being edited and will be completed in 2014.
Upon graduation with a degree in Psychology, Tanja Meding started working in the film industry in 1996. After working for an arthouse distributor and a post production facility, Tanja Meding was an Associate Producer at Berlin based Ziegler Films, where she worked with filmmakers such as Bob Rafelson, Amos Kollek, Jos Stellung, Petr Zelenka and Rosa von Praunheim, amongst others. In 2003 she moved to New York and worked as a producer for Maysles Films as well as other independent production companies. She produced SALLY GROSS – THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS by Albert Maysles and Kristen Nutile which premiered at the 2007 Locarno Film Festival and aired on WNET/Thirteen. In addition, she is the co-producer of Gabriella Bier's LOVE DURING WARTIME. The film had its US premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and is distributed by 7th Art Releasing in the US. Furthermore, she is the US co-producer of Pascale Obolo's documentary CALYPSO ROSE – THE LIONESS OF THE JUNGLE, that aired on PBS in 2012 and is distributed by Women Make Movies in the US. Since January 2012 Tanja Meding is a producer for ican films.
Pierrine C. Ruckstuhl-Knus, lic. phil. studied applied Psychology and business administration in Zurich. For 15 years she gathered valuable experiences in the communication business, first as a member of the Corporate Communications Team at Coutts Bank, Switzerland and later as Senior Consultant at Korfmann Corporate Communications Consulting AG. She has always been interested in the film business and in 2012 started working at ican films gmbh as PR- and back office manager as well as project accountant.