A Film by Joschka Laukeninks


As a young child our protagonist is left by his mother and has to live with his violent
father. He fights his way through adolescence and falls in love with the woman of his
dreams and just as everything seems to be finally working out for him, a sudden event
changes the course of his life forever. A story about how everything we love, everything
we learn, everything we build, everything we fear, will one day be gone.


  • Picture of Joschka Laukeninks © Joschka Laukeninks

    Joschka Laukeninks

    Joschka was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany in 1989. After finishing school, he wrote and directed his first short films „Alles wegen des Hundes“ (2008), „Everything’s so Silent“ (2010) and „Back to Solitude“ (2011). This also launched his career as a commercial director. He worked for different national and international clients and kept writing short film scripts and music videos. In 2014, preproduction started for his latest short film project „BACKSTORY“ (2016), which was shot over a period of 17 shooting days in 1,5 years. Joschka is currently working on his first feature-length script and lives in Berlin and Hamburg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 28th FOYLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland)November 16, 2016
  • 5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 1st COSMIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)February 17, 2017
  • 26th INT’L PALENCIA FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Palencia, Spain)February 18, 2017
    25th DAKINO INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Bucharest, Romania)March 1, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 2nd SOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maplewood, USA)March 9, 2017
    10th SUP' DE COURTS - EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France)March 20, 2017
  • 10th CINÉGLOBE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AT CERN (Official Selection, Meyrin, Switzerland)March 21, 2017
    1st CREATION INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Imagine Cinemas Ottawa, Canada)March 26, 2017
  • 41st CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ohio, USA)March 29, 2017
    CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 17th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Spain)April 18, 2017
  • HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA)April 26, 2017
  • 10th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 26, 2017
  • 20th BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, Belgium)April 27, 2017
  • TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 12th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, FL, USA)April 27, 2017
  • HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, TX, USA)April 27, 2017
  • 8th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)May 2, 2017
  • 12th HARLEM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Harlem, New York City, USA)May 4, 2017
  • 2nd OXFORD INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oxford UK)May 5, 2017
  • 2nd ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Fiorano Modenese, Italy)May 5, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales)May 8, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)May 17, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 11th 20MIN|MAX INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL INGOLSTADT (Official Selection, Germany)May 25, 2017
  • 4th PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plymouth, UK)May 27, 2017
  • 3rd GREENWICH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Short Competition, Connecticut, USA)June 1, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 10th LAS VEGAS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada, USA)June 6, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • "CAYFILM" CAYMAN ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cayman Islands, UK)June 30, 2017
  • 43rd FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)October 20, 2017


Joschka Laukeninks
Joschka Laukeninks
Benjamin Horstkotte, Tobias Wichura, The Marmalade Films Hamburg
Director of Photography
Eike Rieche
Vera Berg
Sound Design
Philipp Feit, Vera Berg
Philipp Feit, Moritz P. G. Katz, Ralf Lippmann


Running Time
8 mins
Shooting Format
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
5.1 + Stereo



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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299


The Marmalade Films GmbH & Co.KG
z. Hd. Benjamin Horstkotte
Lippmannstrasse 79
22769 Hamburg


Joschka Laukeninks