Rusta Mizani (*1975) graduated in Business Administration and from 1995 - 2002 worked in marketing at various film distribution companies (including PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Tobis StudioCanal). He followed this up with positions at Universal Music and McKinsey and even made a brief excursion into the grubby charm of Berlin's arty underground with his own bar in the capital. In 2004/2005 Rusta successfully completed the Atelier/Masterclass Ludwigsburg-Paris and then worked as a freelance producer and as Head of Production/Finance at Coproduction Office in Berlin, Paris and Copenhagen. Before starting at Augenschein in 2020, he was Head of Contract Management and Administration at the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and most recently Head of Business Affairs at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB).
His favourite films include The Big Lebowski, Lost in La Mancha, The Apartment, Iron Island... and many more.