Aernout Mik (director, sets and costumes) is a director and visual artist. He studied at the Minerva Academy and at De Ateliers. His first solo exhibition, entitled Primal gestures, minor roles (2000), was held in the Van Abbemuseum. He was awarded the Sandberg Prize (1997) and the Dr. A.H. Heineken prize for Art (2002). In 2007, Aernout Mik was selected to represent the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale. His works are included in various collections in the Netherlands and abroad. Exhibitions include: retrospective in the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2009), Communitas in Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, in Paris (2011), Museum Folkwang, in Essen (2011), and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2013).
Marjolein Boonstra (director) studied at the Art Academy in Groningen and at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. She works as a photographer and director. Her best-known films include: Keep on stepping (6x4 min), Among horses and men, Ongehoord (6x40 min), De stad en het verlangen, Robert, Mary and Katrina, Haven, Britanya, Bela, Bela and Sa Nule. She has received many awards. Boonstra has been working with Aernout Mik for twenty-five years, and has been involved in all his projects as co-director/camera. Boonstra and Mik have also initiated projects together, including Honkongoria, Cold and warm bodies and Plywood dwelling.