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Unknown (WT)

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Unknown (WT) – Moodtrailer

Director / Co-Writer

Narrative middle-length feature

Current Status: Story Development / Financing

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SYNOPSIS

Unknown is the story of Helene, a young withdrawn daydreamer living anonymous in a crowded western metropolis. Sharing her feelings and thoughts almost only in little poems and notes she starts to hide them in public places, while she retires more and more from people and society. When one day an unknown stranger starts some kind of communication by answering them, she starts dithering between her sociophobic fear and interest. Finally meeting they find out that their presence could give them much more than they ever expected…

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This story is about the moment you ask where the one person is, who feels exactly the same as you in exactly the same moment.
It’s about the feeling to only be able to scream to your inside, to find someone who seems to know you better than you know yourself.
About the joy of the unknown.

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CAST (Moodtrailer):

Naz Gazaz

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CREW (Moodtrailer):

Director, Writer, Editor – Nils Strüven
DoP, Light – Maik Astheimer
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Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Zeiss Distagon Primes

Software: Adobe Premiere CS5, After Effects CS5

© 2012

 

 

 

Am Ende der Straße

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Am Ende der Straße

Where The Street Ends

Director / Writer

Improvised middle-length narrative film

Current Status: Festivals

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SYNOPSIS

Das Portrait des Berliner Taxifahrers Theo, der zwischen der alltäglichen Routine aus Kurzstrecken, Smalltalks und Warten schließlich nur noch seinen Träumen hinterherzufahren glaubt.
Erzählt durch fünf Episoden der bisweilen skurrilen, tragischen oder lustigen Fahrgäste einer Nachtschicht, entdeckt er schließlich ein Stück längst vergessen geglaubter Magie wieder und fährt plötzlich auf neuen Straßen.

***

A portrait of Berlin based taxi driver Theo,
told through episodes with five different passengers during a nightshift, which turns out differently than all the others.

***

This film is based completely on improvisation, working only with chararcters. No line was written and there was no script.

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

AUDIENCE AWARD @ sehsüchte – Int. Student Filmfestival, Potsdam, GER
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FAVOURITES Filmfestival 2014, Berlin, GER
sehsüchte – Int. Student Filmfestival 2014, Potsdam, GER
ACHTUNG BERLIN – new berlin film award 2014, Berlin, GER
Filmfestival Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, GER
BODDINALE – Int. Filmfestival Berlin, GER
FULL LENGTH Filmfestival Lublin, PL

***

CAST:

Peter Trabner
Eva Hein
Michel Diercks
Jördis Richter
Karla Nina Diedrich
Josip Culjak
Heiko Josef
Ru Sheng

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CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP – Maik Astheimer
Editing – Elena Weihe
Production Manager – Marcus Francke
Light, Grip – Daniel Schneider
Sound – Thorsten Broda
1st Director’s Assistant – Anton Hempel
Music – Caseros / Gonzalo Vargas
Sounddesign – Gregor Bastigkeit
Color Grading – Marco Nieschka
Costume Designer – Milena Leszkowicz
Make-Up Artist – Petra Mussger
Driver – Steffen Hahmann, Niels Kurvin
Set-Runner – Andreas Kehl
Artwork – Claudia Schramke, Farina Fröde

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DOWNLOAD PRESSKIT

Filmcritic from infomedia.sh (german)

AM ENDE DER STRASSE in crew-united database (german)

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Hardware: 3x Sony NEX FS-100 / Zeiss Ultra Primes / SoundDevice 744T / 2x Sennheiser MKH60 / 2x Sennheiser EK 3041 / Zoom H4n

Software: FCP 7.0 / After Effects CS5

© 2014

HeartWork

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HeartWork

Director / Writer

Music Clip

Current Status: Finished

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SYNOPSIS

A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires.

But one night she meets her own personalized heart, showing her how she has to change immediately.

The film is set to a track by the danish DJ Trentemøller.

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Nominee for BEST EDITING @ Deutscher Kamerapreis 2012, Cologne, GER
BEST SHORT @ Filmfestival Augenweide 2011, Kiel, GER
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2011, Hüll, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein, Scheersberg, GER
2ND JURYPRICE @ ClipAward 2011, Mannheim, GER

***
Geneva Int. Film Festival 2011, Geneva, CH
Festival international des ecoles de cinéma 2011, Huy, BE
Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2011, Hannover, GER
Int. Student-Film-Festival sehsüchte 2011, Potsdam, GER
a.m.m.

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CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Klaas Malorny
Philine Proft
Axel Hartwig
Georg Lehmann
Michel Diercks

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CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Light – Moritz Friese
Costume Designer – Lisa Gnutzmann

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Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Zeiss Distagon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Ausgelebt

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Ausgelebt

Director / Writer

scene / short film

Current Status: Finished

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SYNOPSIS

A couple sitting at the kitchentable. She has a suspicion, he has no clue.

She wants to talk, but that’s not that easy.

Shot as part of my application for filmschool filmArche in Berlin in 2010.

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CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Michel Diercks

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CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer

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Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Nikon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Point Of View

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Point Of View

Director / Co-Writer

short film

Current Status: Finished

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SYNOPSIS

Sophie and Ralph are both being persuaded to take part in a documentary project: They let a filmteam follow them for 24 hours. Suddenly Ralph finds a little book,

filled with blurry self-portraits of sophie and starts to wonder who she is. Meanwhile Sophie just wants to find her book. They both meet each other, but not in the

expected way…

An experiment with a film within a film…

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein 2010, Scheersberg, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2010, Hüll, GER
Nominee for YOUNG FILMMAKERS AWARD @ Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2009, Hannover, GER
a.m.m.

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CAST:

Sophie Menzinger
Daniel Brennecke
Michel Diercks
Christian Werner

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CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor, Storyline – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer
Set Runner – David Brohl

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Hardware: Sony FX-1 (HDV) / Zoom H4 / Sennheiser ME66

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

HeartWork

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HeartWork

Director / Writer

Music Clip

Current Status: Finished

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SYNOPSIS

A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires.

But one night she meets her own personalized heart, showing her how she has to change immediately.

The film is set to a track by the danish DJ Trentemøller.

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Nominee for BEST EDITING @ Deutscher Kamerapreis 2012, Cologne, GER
BEST SHORT @ Filmfestival Augenweide 2011, Kiel, GER
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2011, Hüll, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein, Scheersberg, GER
2ND JURYPRICE @ ClipAward 2011, Mannheim, GER

***
Geneva Int. Film Festival 2011, Geneva, CH
Festival international des ecoles de cinéma 2011, Huy, BE
Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2011, Hannover, GER
Int. Student-Film-Festival sehsüchte 2011, Potsdam, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Klaas Malorny
Philine Proft
Axel Hartwig
Georg Lehmann
Michel Diercks

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Light – Moritz Friese
Costume Designer – Lisa Gnutzmann

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Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Zeiss Distagon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Gelb

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Gelb

Director / Co-Writer

short film / narrative

Current Status: Finished

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SYNOPSIS

A young man enters a new city which is dominated by a single colour: yellow. When a young, also very single-coloured girl starts following him, he tries to escape!

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Audience Awards @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2009, Hüll, GER
Nordic Film Days 2009, Lübeck, GER
Jugend-Video-Preis 2009, Scheersberg, GER
a.m.m.

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CAST:

Michel Diercks
Ezgi Polat

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CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau

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Hardware: Sony DSR 400p (DVCAM)

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

 

 

HeartWork

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HeartWork

Director / Writer

Music Clip

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires.

But one night she meets her own personalized heart, showing her how she has to change immediately.

The film is set to a track by the danish DJ Trentemøller.

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Nominee for BEST EDITING @ Deutscher Kamerapreis 2012, Cologne, GER
BEST SHORT @ Filmfestival Augenweide 2011, Kiel, GER
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2011, Hüll, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein, Scheersberg, GER
2ND JURYPRICE @ ClipAward 2011, Mannheim, GER

***
Geneva Int. Film Festival 2011, Geneva, CH
Festival international des ecoles de cinéma 2011, Huy, BE
Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2011, Hannover, GER
Int. Student-Film-Festival sehsüchte 2011, Potsdam, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Klaas Malorny
Philine Proft
Axel Hartwig
Georg Lehmann
Michel Diercks

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Light – Moritz Friese
Costume Designer – Lisa Gnutzmann

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.

Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Zeiss Distagon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Point Of View

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Point Of View

Director / Co-Writer

short film

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

Sophie and Ralph are both being persuaded to take part in a documentary project: They let a filmteam follow them for 24 hours. Suddenly Ralph finds a little book,

filled with blurry self-portraits of sophie and starts to wonder who she is. Meanwhile Sophie just wants to find her book. They both meet each other, but not in the

expected way…

An experiment with a film within a film…

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein 2010, Scheersberg, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2010, Hüll, GER
Nominee for YOUNG FILMMAKERS AWARD @ Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2009, Hannover, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sophie Menzinger
Daniel Brennecke
Michel Diercks
Christian Werner

.

CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor, Storyline – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer
Set Runner – David Brohl

.

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Hardware: Sony FX-1 (HDV) / Zoom H4 / Sennheiser ME66

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

Am Ende der Straße

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Am Ende der Straße

Where The Street Ends

Director / Writer

Improvised middle-length narrative film

Current Status: Festivals

.

SYNOPSIS

Das Portrait des Berliner Taxifahrers Theo, der zwischen der alltäglichen Routine aus Kurzstrecken, Smalltalks und Warten schließlich nur noch seinen Träumen hinterherzufahren glaubt.
Erzählt durch fünf Episoden der bisweilen skurrilen, tragischen oder lustigen Fahrgäste einer Nachtschicht, entdeckt er schließlich ein Stück längst vergessen geglaubter Magie wieder und fährt plötzlich auf neuen Straßen.

***

A portrait of Berlin based taxi driver Theo,
told through episodes with five different passengers during a nightshift, which turns out differently than all the others.

***

This film is based completely on improvisation, working only with chararcters. No line was written and there was no script.

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS:

AUDIENCE AWARD @ sehsüchte – Int. Student Filmfestival, Potsdam, GER
***
FAVOURITES Filmfestival 2014, Berlin, GER
sehsüchte – Int. Student Filmfestival 2014, Potsdam, GER
ACHTUNG BERLIN – new berlin film award 2014, Berlin, GER
Filmfestival Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, GER
BODDINALE – Int. Filmfestival Berlin, GER
FULL LENGTH Filmfestival Lublin, PL

***

CAST:

Peter Trabner
Eva Hein
Michel Diercks
Jördis Richter
Karla Nina Diedrich
Josip Culjak
Heiko Josef
Ru Sheng

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP – Maik Astheimer
Editing – Elena Weihe
Production Manager – Marcus Francke
Light, Grip – Daniel Schneider
Sound – Thorsten Broda
1st Director’s Assistant – Anton Hempel
Music – Caseros / Gonzalo Vargas
Sounddesign – Gregor Bastigkeit
Color Grading – Marco Nieschka
Costume Designer – Milena Leszkowicz
Make-Up Artist – Petra Mussger
Driver – Steffen Hahmann, Niels Kurvin
Set-Runner – Andreas Kehl
Artwork – Claudia Schramke, Farina Fröde

.

DOWNLOAD PRESSKIT

Filmcritic from infomedia.sh (german)

AM ENDE DER STRASSE in crew-united database (german)

.

Hardware: 3x Sony NEX FS-100 / Zeiss Ultra Primes / SoundDevice 744T / 2x Sennheiser MKH60 / 2x Sennheiser EK 3041 / Zoom H4n

Software: FCP 7.0 / After Effects CS5

© 2014

HeartWork

.

HeartWork

Director / Writer

Music Clip

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A girl looses herself more and more into an extatic urban-nightlife, while pushing back her inner desires.

But one night she meets her own personalized heart, showing her how she has to change immediately.

The film is set to a track by the danish DJ Trentemøller.

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Nominee for BEST EDITING @ Deutscher Kamerapreis 2012, Cologne, GER
BEST SHORT @ Filmfestival Augenweide 2011, Kiel, GER
AUDIENCE AWARD @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2011, Hüll, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein, Scheersberg, GER
2ND JURYPRICE @ ClipAward 2011, Mannheim, GER

***
Geneva Int. Film Festival 2011, Geneva, CH
Festival international des ecoles de cinéma 2011, Huy, BE
Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2011, Hannover, GER
Int. Student-Film-Festival sehsüchte 2011, Potsdam, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Klaas Malorny
Philine Proft
Axel Hartwig
Georg Lehmann
Michel Diercks

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Light – Moritz Friese
Costume Designer – Lisa Gnutzmann

.

.

Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Zeiss Distagon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Point Of View

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Point Of View

Director / Co-Writer

short film

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

Sophie and Ralph are both being persuaded to take part in a documentary project: They let a filmteam follow them for 24 hours. Suddenly Ralph finds a little book,

filled with blurry self-portraits of sophie and starts to wonder who she is. Meanwhile Sophie just wants to find her book. They both meet each other, but not in the

expected way…

An experiment with a film within a film…

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein 2010, Scheersberg, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2010, Hüll, GER
Nominee for YOUNG FILMMAKERS AWARD @ Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2009, Hannover, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sophie Menzinger
Daniel Brennecke
Michel Diercks
Christian Werner

.

CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor, Storyline – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer
Set Runner – David Brohl

.

.

Hardware: Sony FX-1 (HDV) / Zoom H4 / Sennheiser ME66

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

Ausgelebt

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Ausgelebt

Director / Writer

scene / short film

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A couple sitting at the kitchentable. She has a suspicion, he has no clue.

She wants to talk, but that’s not that easy.

Shot as part of my application for filmschool filmArche in Berlin in 2010.

.

.

CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Michel Diercks

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer

.

.

Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Nikon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Gelb

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Gelb

Director / Co-Writer

short film / narrative

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A young man enters a new city which is dominated by a single colour: yellow. When a young, also very single-coloured girl starts following him, he tries to escape!

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Audience Awards @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2009, Hüll, GER
Nordic Film Days 2009, Lübeck, GER
Jugend-Video-Preis 2009, Scheersberg, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Michel Diercks
Ezgi Polat

.

CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau

.

.

Hardware: Sony DSR 400p (DVCAM)

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

 

 

Point Of View

.

Point Of View

Director / Co-Writer

short film

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

Sophie and Ralph are both being persuaded to take part in a documentary project: They let a filmteam follow them for 24 hours. Suddenly Ralph finds a little book,

filled with blurry self-portraits of sophie and starts to wonder who she is. Meanwhile Sophie just wants to find her book. They both meet each other, but not in the

expected way…

An experiment with a film within a film…

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

3RD JURYPRICE @ Jugend-Film-Preis Schleswig-Holstein 2010, Scheersberg, GER
3RD JURYPRICE @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2010, Hüll, GER
Nominee for YOUNG FILMMAKERS AWARD @ Int. Filmfestival Up-And-Coming 2009, Hannover, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Sophie Menzinger
Daniel Brennecke
Michel Diercks
Christian Werner

.

CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor, Storyline – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer
Set Runner – David Brohl

.

.

Hardware: Sony FX-1 (HDV) / Zoom H4 / Sennheiser ME66

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009

Ausgelebt

.

Ausgelebt

Director / Writer

scene / short film

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A couple sitting at the kitchentable. She has a suspicion, he has no clue.

She wants to talk, but that’s not that easy.

Shot as part of my application for filmschool filmArche in Berlin in 2010.

.

.

CAST:

Sarah Gerstner
Michel Diercks

.

CREW:

Director, Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau
Sound – Ole Oberländer

.

.

Hardware: Canon EOS 550D / Nikon Primes / Seagull Shoulder Pad

Software: Sony Vegas 9.0

© 2010

 

 

 

Gelb

.

Gelb

Director / Co-Writer

short film / narrative

Current Status: Finished

.

SYNOPSIS

A young man enters a new city which is dominated by a single colour: yellow. When a young, also very single-coloured girl starts following him, he tries to escape!

.

.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection):

Audience Awards @ Hüller Jugendfilmfestival 2009, Hüll, GER
Nordic Film Days 2009, Lübeck, GER
Jugend-Video-Preis 2009, Scheersberg, GER
a.m.m.

.

CAST:

Michel Diercks
Ezgi Polat

.

CREW:

Director, Co-Writer – Nils Strüven
DoP, Editor – Jonas Brandau

.

.

Hardware: Sony DSR 400p (DVCAM)

Software: Sony Vegas 8.0

© 2009