Ella Huesler and Felix Schaffert
ACTRESS AND DiRECTOR‘S BiO
Starring: Ella Huesler
Ella is twelve years old. She spent four years at the Rudolf Steiner school in Münchenstein, where she repeatedly took part in theater productions. In addtion she goes to a circus school and the scouts. For the past two years she has been participating in the theater course Vitamin-T under the direction of Sonja Speiser of the Theater of Basel. She has already played important characters in theater productions.
Director and Screenwriter: Felix Schaffert
Born 1982 in Basel, Switzerland. Completed the professional training as a graphic designer at the Academy of Art and Design Basel. Freelance graphic designer. Internships in film. Free-lance movie critic for the «Basler Zeitung», one of the biggest newspapers in Switzerland. 2009-2012 Bachelor studies at the Academy Art and Design Lucerne, majo-ring in film. www.felixschaffert.ch
Never work with children or animals. I did both of it! To shoot a film with a 12-year old girl wasn’t that challenging after all. Ella acted much better than most actors I ever worked with - even when she had to go to bed with ants inside... To bring the ants back in the cage, that was the real challenge.