Barbara Harumová Hessová graduated in Film and Multimedia Production and Distribution at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where she received the Rector’s Prize and subsequently undertook her doctoral studies. She and the screenwriter of the script Before Take-Off were awarded the main prize at the Midpoint international workshop. The successful short film Arsy Versy, produced by Barbara, has won over 40 international film festival awards. She has worked for several production houses on documentary and feature films, as well as TV serials. She has also worked for the Audiovisual Fund as a grant application administrator and later as a member of various Fund expert committees. In 2007, she founded AH production where she develops and produces feature-length documentaries and feature films (Flooded, Parlika, Stanko, So Far, So Near, Comeback, Sister Zdenka, Judge Me and Prove Me), as well as cooperates on TV programs and serials. She was a participant in the Emerging Producers program organized by the Jihlava IFF. She teaches at the Department of Production and Distribution and at the same time is a Vice-Dean for International Relations at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU).