A large portion of the camerawork was done by filmmaker Michael Loeken himself; Rüdiger Spott joined him as cinematographer for the last third of the project.

Rüdiger Spott received his training as cinematographer at the GDR television academy and has worked as projectionist and theatre photographer. Since 1984 he has acted as TV consultant for the Friedrich Ebert Foundation on television projects in Africa, Barbados and Lebanon, and since 1988 as freelance cinematographer with a focus on documentary film. In addition to several features for public and private television stations in Germany, he has also done camerawork for films for the BBC and PBS TV, USA.


Guido Krajewski is managing director of the postproduction firm Cut Company in Cologne. Since the early 1990s he has been editor of several cinema and television productions – including the documentary THE FINAL KICK (1994, directed by Andi Rogenhagen), The Big Pink (1994, directed by Kolin Schult), NICO ICON (1995, directed by Susanne Ofteringer) and East Side Story (1997, directed by Dana Ranga and Anrew Horn) as well as various Tatort television shows featuring Detective Schimanski, and Wilsberg episodes.


Maciej Sledziecki, born in Danzig, studied music at the Prins Claus Conservatoire in the Netherlands. He has lived and worked in Cologne since 1997, creating scores for many television and cinema productions (including ALLEIN by Thomas Durchschlag) as well as working on improvised music and free composition. Sledziecki was persuaded to do the score for LOSERS AND WINNERS after he had seen the edited version and was certain that, “the film had a power and topicality that could be excellently supported by music”. It was agreed that original Chinese music would be used in part, but not to plagiarize Chinese music in the score. Instead, Sledziecki’s music for LOSERS AND WINNERS, while based on Asian harmonies and melodies, underscores the fact that the context is always the European point of view of a foreign culture.