He was wearing the uniform of an international mercenary group. Anja Kofmel was his cousin. As a little girl, she used to admire this handsome young man; now a grown-up woman, she decides to investigate his story, trying to understand what really was the involvement of Chris in the conflict…
Chris The Swiss is the story of a young Swiss who got lost in a dark and brutal world.
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Anja Kofmel was born in 1982 in Lugano and grew up near Zurich. She finished her compulsory schooling with the receipt of the federal diploma in 2002.
She studied Animation at Lucerne School of Design and Art (HSLU), where she was enrolled between 2005 and 2009. During that time, Anja spent a semester at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs (ENSAD) in Paris. In 2009, she completed her studies and received a diploma in visual design, specialising in animation. Her diploma project was Chrigi, an award-winning and highly acclaimed short film dealing with the brutal murder of her cousin Christian Würtenberg.
After receiving her diploma, Anja focused on working as an independent animation and documentary filmmaker as well as an illustrator. Always keen on furthering her studies, she attended various workshops in the field of storytelling, storyboarding and production. For example, the Temple Clark workshops or the Kami Naghdi Film Law Development Production and Exploitation Deals both held in London (UK).
Between 2015 and 2017, she spent most of her time in Croatia and Germany leading an international team of animators as the director and artistic leader of the Anima Doc
Chris the Swiss, which is a more elaborate examination of the murder of her cousin. During that time, she also founded her own production company called Asako GmbH in Zurich.