TEAM

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Sarah Born
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Managing Partner & Producer

Sarah was born 1982 in Hamburg and grew up in Spain and Germany. She studied cultural sciences  at the ‘Europa Universität Viadrina’ in Frankfurt (Oder) and Granada. In 2005, she worked at Nicole Gerhards production company Niko Film Berlin. From 2007–2011, she was in the sales and acquisition department of First Hand Films. Sarah joined Catpics in 2012 and became a partner in 2013. She is a member of the EWA Network, the European Producers Club and is a Eurodoc as well as EAVE Alumni. She is in the National Film Commission.

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Rajko Jazbec
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Managing Partner & Producer

Rajko was born in Slovenia in 1982 and grew up in the mountains of Switzerland. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Business Administration. In 2004 he started directing and producing short films while working in other sectors like the financial industries. He is member of the European Film Academy, Alumni of the ACE Producers Network and Inside Pictures, Co-President of the Swiss Producers Guild IG Independent Swiss Film Producers.

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Dario Schoch
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Managing Partner & Producer

Born in Switzerland in 1980, Dario has found his way to film making through theatre. After having graduated in mass communication and contemporary history from the universities of Fribourg and Madrid, he worked for the biggest theater festival in Switzerland for six years. In 2012 he graduated with a Master of Arts in Film Production at ZHdK. He lived in Spain, India and Sweden. He is a Member and Alumni of EAVE. Dario is also the founder and co-director of PORNY DAYS, a film and performance festival dedicated to all aspects of sexuality.

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Philippe Grob
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Producer

Philippe Grob grew up in Bern Switzerland. After graduating in mass communications and economics in 2010 at the university of Fribourg he started working in television and film. For the last ten years he has been working as a producer and documentary director at and for Swiss Radio and Television. In 2018 he studied producing, screenwriting and directing at the UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) and from 2019 to 2021 Philippe conducted the master of arts in creative film production at the Zurich University of the Arts.

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Vanessa Bhend
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Head of Finance

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Mirjam Vogel
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Production Assistant

Mirjam Vogel studied media, communication and contemporary history at the University of Fribourg. From 2015 until 2017, she worked as an editor at the local television station Tele 1 in central Switzerland, before she started her postgraduate studies in film and television at the University of Bristol in the UK. After graduating in 2018, she interned at the management and production company 42 in London.

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Fabiana Seitz
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Production Assistant

Fabiana studied film science, media and communication at the University of Zurich. After graduating in 2016, she was working as a journalist and copywriter before heading to Cape Town to join Africa's leading safari company as a content writer and marketing specialist. Back in Switzerland, she was in charge of content management, communication and marketing of the Zurich Opera House.

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Whisky

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Best Buddy

Whisky was born and raised in Singapore. After he moved to Switzerland with his first family, there was a dispute and he was forced to the animal shelter. Quickly he was warmly welcomed by his new family. He studied social sciences at the Ohana Dog University in Zurich. Today he works as a private sniffer and as a therapy dog. He loves to be petted and cuddled.