Naz Gündoğdu (25) from Istanbul studies cinema & arts at Vienna Fine Arts Academy since 2011. Ayaktakımı is her first (university) movie project. The reasons to make a movie about the Turkish fan scene was the relationship to her home city Istanbul and her football love.

Friedemann Pitschak (26) from Nürnberg doesn't come from the movie sector. Naz and Friedemann developed the idea of ayaktakımı together in early 2015, because of her common love of Turkish football culture. Before ayaktakımı he was one of the editors of the football and fan culture radio show "Kurvenfunk" at Radio Z in Nürnberg.