Johanna Ickert was born in 1982 in Braunschweig. She initially studied European Ethnology, Journalism and Sociology followed by work at the Toulouse-based production company Les Film du Sud and as a festival assistant at the Royal Anthropological Institute in London and at Ziegler Film in Berlin. With a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, she also studied at the University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 2010, she has been working with the Berlin-based production company Sein im Schein. Her films include: HÜTTENSTADT (doc, 2006), ZEIT DIE PLANETEN ZU WECHSELN (short, 2008), SCHACH/BOXEN (doc, 2009), MÄRCHENDISING (doc, 2010), KEINSCHÖNERLAND (short, 2011), ENERGIELAND (doc, 2011), RAUMPIONIERE (doc, 2011), and REVOLUCIÒN (doc, 2011).