Farida Pacha

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.

Lutz Konermann

Cinematographer, Producer

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


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.

Pratik Biswas

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.

Florian Eidenbenz

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.