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Elfi Mikesch who was born in Austria in 1940, has been living in Berlin since 1965. She works as a photographer, camerawoman and director and has worked, among others, with Rosa von Praunheim, Werner Schroeter and Monika Treut. Together, she and Treut founded the film production company Hyaene Films. Her films as director include: Ich denke oft an Hawaii (1978), Was soll'n wir denn machen ohne den Tod (1980), Verfuehrung: die grausame Frau (1985), Mind The Gap (Verrueckt bleiben, verliebt bleiben, 1996) and The Markus Family (2000).