Director, Writer, Producer
Photo: Lutz Konermann
National Award winning documentary filmmaker, Farida Pacha was born in Mumbai in 1972 and studied filmmaking at Southern Illinois University, USA. Her debut feature documentary, My Name is Salt, has screened at over 80 festivals and won 34 awards including the main prizes at IDFA, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Madrid and Mumbai film festivals.
Interested in exploring the human condition, Farida approaches reality in a poetic and exploratory way. She relies on a distinctive observational style to tell intimate stories that slowly unfold over time.
Photo: Elvis D’Silva
A multiple award winning director, screen writer, cinematographer and producer, Lutz Konermann has been credited on more than a hundred fiction and documentary films, including international co-productions.
Watch Over Me is the latest documentary in a long-standing collaboration with Farida Pacha. The cinematography of her feature-length debut, My Name is Salt, won him several awards, amongst which the prestigious German Camera Award in 2014 .
Katharina Fiedler is a freelance film editor living in Berlin. She has been working on award winning national and international productions since 2007.
Watch Over Me is her second collaboration with Farida Pacha, after My Name is Salt won her a nomination for Best Editing at the German Kamerapreis in 2014.
Location Sound Recording
Pratik is a self-motivated and self-taught sound technician with over eighteen years of experience in studio as well as location sound recording. He has done sound design for many award-winning documentaries and has won the IDPA Gold award for documentary sound design.
Sound Design & Mix
Florian Eidenbenz has been working in Film Sound since the mid-seventies. His main focus for several years has been Sound Design and Mixing, mostly at Magnetix Studios in Zurich.
Watch Over Me is his second collaboration with Farida Pacha, after My Name Is Salt.
Dürbeck & Dohmen
Based in Cologne, Germany, René Dohmen and Jumpel Dürbeck compose music for TV and cinema movies, series, documentaries, theatre and commercials. They also produce bands and solo artists.
Their work covers a lot of ground – from classical songwriting to electronic music as well as orchestral and abstract-experimental film scores.
René Da Rold
René Da Rold has been an independent film producer since 1998. Equipped with his own in-house post-production facilities and a CGI rendering farm, René is ready to offer state of the art VFX, colour grading, sound design and a lot more for productions of all kinds and scales.
Leafbird Film presents
in co-production with Ventana-Film
in association with Video Without Borders
a film by
with deep gratitude to
and all the other patients,
and to their families for their trust and generosity.
Dr. Reena Sharma
written and directed by Farida Pacha
cinematography Lutz Konermann
editing Katharina Fiedler
location sound Pratik Biswas
sound design and mix Florian Eidenbenz
music Dürbeck & Dohmen
additional sound Manas Tarai, Bhagwat Ram, Usman Siddiqui
assistant editor Pawanjot Kaur
editing support Abhishek Kumar, Avantika De
editing consultant Stephan Krumbiegel
editing suite Anderthalb Film-und Fernsehproduktion, Basis Berlin
subtitles Sebastian Mez
title design Brigae Haelg
sound studio Magnetix
grading and vfx René Da Rold
post production dcp René Da Rold Pictures
production assistant Angela Kuttner
production consultant Kaj Holmberg
producers Lutz Konermann, Hans Robert Eisenhauer, Farida Pacha
Nilotpal Mazumdar, Johannes Kunz
Nilanjan Bhattacharya, Doris Fiedler-Brück
Prabhu Ram, Armin Fiedler, Namagiri Anand
Hannah Fiedler, Walter Ruggle, Sahil Fatehi, Stefan Haupt
Kirsten Kelbel Konermann, Ronny Dörfler, Rehan Konermann
a very special thank you
to all the people at CanSupport for making this film possible
Harmala Gupta, Pankaj Mathur
Dr. Ambika Rajvanshi, Dr. Reena Sharma
Maniamma R., Sini Kuriakose
Kamlesh Choudhary, Ratna Jajoria
Ramya Raghu, Mahesh Masih
Rajvinder, Sunil Kumar
Dr. K. R. Dhar, Dr. Devina Garg
Susamma Mathew, Rinki Pal
Shashi Chandra, Narender Kumar
Iftekhar Bi, Mausumi Bhansali
Thresiamma Joseph, Anamika Kashung
Dr. Man Mohan Dogra, Usman Siddiqui
Birbal Mahato, Ashish Lal
this documentary has been realised with the support of
IDFA Bertha Fund
Docedge Pitch Award India
Eigenössisches Bundesamt für Kultur BAK