Both brothers were born in Aarberg, Switzerland, in 1982. Ramon studied at the Bern University of the Arts with a focus on video. He went on to take a directing degree at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Silvan studied philosophy, film and German philology at the universities of Bern and Zurich. He took a degree in film production at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Their debut feature film, The Strange Little Cat (2013), premiered at the Berlinale and has won several international awards. The Girl and the Spider is the second feature film of the two.