Katharina Mückstein is an Austrian director, writer and producer. She studied Philosophy, Gender Studies and Directing at Filmakademie Wien, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst. In 2010 Mückstein co-founded the production company La Banda Film. Her first feature film was Talea (2013) and the second one L'animale (2018), which was invited to the Berlinale. She also produced Holz Erde Fleisch (2016) and Tiere und andere Menschen (2017).