Neelesha Barthel worked on various film sets before studying at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Active as a cinematographer, editor, director and actress, her films include: the documentaries EN WHY? SEE! (1999), BLING BLING (2000), FIFTY FIFTY (2002), MR. STREET (2003), the shorts LINGAM & YONI (2004) and TWO INTO THREE (2008), and her feature fiction debut MARRY ME! (2015).