Besides her practical experience in film, she is looking back on teaching activities at film academies in Moscow and Hamburg, as well as at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Eastern Mediterranean International School in Israel. She studied ethnology, literature and film studies in Paris, after that screenwriting and film in New York. Subsequently Brandrup studied film directing at the HFF München. Along researchers of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg she is currently developing a virtual reality platform, that ought to make the artistic and theoretical working of Sergej Eisenstein perceptible and establishes a reflection point of the Eisenstein-research. Together with Eisenstein expert Naum Kleiman she is particularly responsible for the artistic conception and realisation of a first model, which will be presented at the international workshop „Sergej Eisenstein und das Spiel der Gegenstände“ in November 2018.