Who we are

MELISSA PERALES

born and raised in the U.S.A, studied film at Columbia College Chicago before moving to Berlin, Germany in 1995. In this year she started and co-organized the film festival Circles of Confusion a festival for independent & underground film and videos at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz and Kino Babylon.

After the festival she had her son Elvis and opened the Restaurant Urban Comfort Food. In 2004, Melissa started the concert series M:Soundtrack to feature international and local acts which continues to this day. Since its inception she has branched out M:Soundtrack and promotes and curates concerts and films in various venues around town in order to offer locations which fit individually to each act or film.

In 2010 Melissa became a boardmember and curator for the association All2gethernow e.V. The a2n is an independent platform and event series that looks for new strategies within the music business and it’s cultural landscape. Besides that, she had the initial idea for Music Pool Berlin and was part of developing the project. http://musicpoolberlin.net/en

 

SABINE STEYER

has been working since 15 years in different functions within the film world with such renowned directors as Andreas Dresen, Monika Treut and Davis Guggenheim.

After finishing her studies in Visual Communications with Wim Wenders at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg, she worked: as an editor for Christoph Schlingensief’s last film The African Twintowers, as a Production Manager for such art house films as Nuit de Chien by Werner Schroeter and Invisible Frame featuring Tilda Swinton, as Producer for National Geographic and Discovery Channel documentaries and latest for the german Mini-Series Blochin by Matthias Glasner.

When creating her own work Sabine dedicates herself to the world of documentary filmmaking. Her latest work is a full length documentary called Ms. Senior Sweetheart. The film follows its protagonists through a US beauty pageant for woman over 58 and is an ode to the effervescence of a life well lived.
Since 2011 Sabine shoots short musician portraits for instance about Lana del Rey, William Fitzsimmons, Wallis Bird or Chinawoman for the channels zdf.kultur, 3Sat and arte.

Please watch some of Sabines films here:
http://vimeo.com/sabinesteyer/videos