Born and raised in Switzerland, the successful Markus Imboden has been a freelance director and screenwriter since 1986. He celebrated his breakthrough in 1996 with his motion picture KATZENDIEBE, starring Beat Schlatter and Patrick Frey. With this first big hit he won the Prix Walo and the Golden Moments. More of his successful movies include KOMIKER, HEIDI, HUNGER AUF LEBEN, BELLA BLOCK – DENN SIE WISSEN NICHT WAS SIE TUN (German TV Prize), AUF IMMER UND EWIG UND EINEN TAG (nominated for the Adolf TV Prize), DER VERDINGBUB and MÖRDERISCHE JAGD. The box office hit DER VERDINGBUB, which was written by Jasmine Hoch and Plinio Bachmann, won numerous awards, such as Schweizer Filmpreis for Best Film in 2012, Prix Walo 2012 for Best Film as well as Best Actor at Festroia – International Film Festival Portugal. With screenwriter Jasmine Hoch he has also worked on other projects, one of which is the motion picture HEIDI. Jasmine Hoch wrote the script for DER GOALIE BIN IG, which is coming out in 2014. Markus Imboden’s latest coup AM HANG has its Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival on October 4th and will be in Swiss cinemas by October 24th. Markus Imboden is a member of the German and Swiss Film Academy and has been Head of Department “Master of Arts in Film” at ZHdK since 2012, where Jasmine Hoch is a lecturer as well.