A Step Without Feet

A Film by Lydia Schamschula
and Jeremy Glaholt

Synopsis

A Step Without Feet is a documentary about connecting and sharing each others’ cultures through universal themes like music, art, family, and friends. Within the backdrop of Berlins beautiful, winter landscape, we captured the daily lives of seven extraordinary Syrians exiled from their home country.
Due to misguided stereotypes perpetuated by the media; being labelled a ‘refugee’ tends to carry negative connotations. This negative identity often leads to them feeling isolated. The purpose of this film is to counter the medias consistent dehumanization of the Syrian asylum seekers. Once you are introduced to the individual, face-to-face, you are reminded of their humanity.

Director

  • Picture of Lydia Schamschula © Hannes Caspar

    Lydia Schamschula

    Lydia Schamschula is an actress, editor, and filmmaker. She studied acting at the School for Music and Performing Arts in Berlin, Germany. She spent the early part of her acting career performing at theaters throughout Germany (Munich, Frankfurt Schauspielhaus, Bochum, and many more). After gaining experience in the world of theater, she brought her talents to the film world and is known for various German TV shows and films. A Step Without Feet is her debut film as a director.

  • Picture of Jeremy Glaholt © Christian Hynes

    Jeremy Glaholt

    In 2013, Jeremy moved to Berlin, Germany where he Directed and photographed his short film, Catch. He returned to Europe in 2014, to premiere Catch in Poland’s prestigious cinematography festival, Camerimage. As a Cinematographer, he has traveled from the Brazilian Amazon and Favela’s of Recife, to the historic landscape of Berlin, Germany. His most recent film; Maya Blue (photographed for Artist/Director Clarissa Tossin), is being displayed in the Condemned to be Modern showcase in his home town of Los Angeles. The show is part of the Getty Foundations PST: LA/LA. His reputation continues to grow based on his keen eye for composition and lighting, artistic viewpoint, and dedication to his craft.

Awards + Festivals

  • 8th DOCUTAH INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. George, UT, USA)September 3, 2018
  • 17th ROME INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)November 16, 2018
  • BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL / MOSTRA CINETRABALHO (Official Selection, São Paulo, Brazil)November 21, 2018
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birmingham, United Kingdom)November 22, 2018
  • 4th RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza, Gaza Strip)November 22, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL CINEMA E TRANSCENDENCIA (Official Selection, Brasília City, Brazil)December 19, 2018
  • 14th HARLEM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 16, 2019
  • 16th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tartu, Estonia)March 18, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Lydia Schamschula, Jeremy Glaholt
Screenplay
Lydia Schamschula, Jeremy Glaholt
Producer
Lydia Schamschula, Jeremy Glaholt
Director of Photography
Jeremy Glaholt
Sound
Mario Mc Coy Janad
Editor
Ilka Risse
Sound Design
Julian Holzapfel
Music
Tommy Danbury, Jacob Cox

Details

Running Time
45:05 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (1080 HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTORS

Lydia Schamschula
lylavendel@yahoo.de
https://www.facebook.com/lydia.schamschula

Jeremy Glaholt
Mediumgreyfilms.com
Glaholt@mac.com