Independent filmmaker, creative storyteller and researcher. The central issue of her work is the analysis of current and future social developments via the artistic examination of aspects of human interaction, with a particular focus on the effects of digitization. In 1998 Trostel started out as a film editor for documentaries, feature films, commercials and music videos. From 2008 onwards she began pursuing her own documentary projects like "Utopia Ltd.", "Everybody’s Cage", or "All Creatures Welcome" which are shown at international festivals, on cinema and TV. Currently she is working on her Master Thesis on Creative Commons and Open Culture in Next Media at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, reflecting on her transmedia project "All Creatures Welcome". Furthermore she participates in think tanks, theatre projects and workshops and is giving talks about her work.