Four girls living in the lonely vastness of the USA share one passion: the wild world of rodeo. Although they move about in the powerful imagery of the American prairie and the myths of the Wild West, they give it new resonance and break free of it. In a world that used to belong to their fathers and brothers, they prove that “you ride like a girl” is not an insult but a compliment.
Official Selection: Krakow, Buenos Aires, Hong Kong
In 2006 Anna Koch started studying to become a director at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb). Since then she has also done editorial work for tagesschau.de or Rowohlt-Verlag. Filmography: 2016 Win By Fall, 2012 Das Wiesel und der Kampftiger, 2011 Sisters, 2008 Fata Morgana, 2007 Aquamarin
Julia Lemke was born with view of Hamburg Harbor. In 2006 she started studying to become a cinematrographer at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb). Her short Killsometime.com screened at MOMA New York and Cannes in 2011. In 2013 she participated in Berlinale Talent Campus. Filmography (extract): 2016 Win By Fall (dir. Anna Koch), 2015 Ken (dir. Zayne Armstrong), 2014 Tomm (dir. Zayne Armstrong), 2012 Das Wiesel und der Kampftiger (dir. Anna Koch), 2011 Sisters (dir. Anna Koch), 2010 Killsometime.com (dir. Julia Langhof), 2009 The Jewel and Troubled Water (dir. Susanne Winterling), 2008 Schon immer so (dir. Luise Makarov), 2007 Der alte Sack (dir. Julia Langhof)
Anna Koch & Julia Lemke graduated from dffb in 2016 with their documentary feature Win by Fall, a coming-of-age drama set in the professional female wrestling-scene of Eastern Germany. Win by Fall won the award for best documentary at Hof Film Festival 2016 and had a successful festival run, i.e. at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2016 and South by Southwest 2017. It has won several awards. Since then, Anna and Julia have continued working together as the directing duo BADABUM. Their debut Glitter & Dust, produced by Flare Film, a co-production with “ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel”, had its premiere at Max Ophüls Filmfestival in January 2020.