Brave, funny, and one of a kind: that’s Rocca. Rocca is eleven years old and lives a rather unique life. While her dad is watching over her as an astronaut from outer space, Rocca lives alone with her squirrel and is attending a normal school for the first time in her life. At school her carefree and non-conformist way of life instantly stands out. She fearlessly confronts the class bullies, because first and foremost Rocca stands up for justice. That’s why she makes friends with the homeless Caspar and tries to help him. All the while she is also attempting to win over her grandmother’s heart.
Born in 1979 in Erbach–Germany. She was influenced by theatre throughout her youth, so she pursued that career in her early professional life. She became a costume designer and worked for Pina Bausch's dance company. Subsequently she completed her studies in Singing and Acting in Vienna, Austria where she also discovered filmmaking. Her first short films ("Babydoll", "No One Pukes In Heaven" and "Tilda") have been playing successfully on many international festivals and won international awards. During her master studies at Hamburg Media School she directed "Where Have You Been", "Secrecies" and "Watu Wote", her graduation project, which was awarded with many prizes, including the student Academy Award and a nomination for the Oscars.