Oliver Adam Kusio is a German and Polish director, based in Berlin and Warsaw. He has collaborated with many film and theatre directors such as Rosa von Praunheim. In 2017 while he was studying at the Babelsberg Konrad Wolf film school, he directed ELA-SKETCHES ON A DEPARTURE. Selected by La Semaine de la Critique, the film gives a melancholic and radiant portrayal of a woman as she is about to leave to find a better life. Oliver Adam Kusio presented his feature debut project at Next Step 2018, PAX EUROPA. Following his participation at Next Step, Oliver will benefit from a 3 week-long residency at the Pop Up Film Residency in Bratislava, Slovakia, supervised by Matthieu Darras.