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A Film by Daniel Hoffmann

Synopsis

A middle-aged programmer (Noel) stands in front of the ruins of his marriage. With the help of a new intelligent language assistant, Noel tries to redirect his professional and private life into the right path. The artificial intelligence not only assists him in coping with everyday life, but also arranges an appointment with the much younger Claudine.

Director

  • Picture of Daniel Hoffmann © Daniel Hoffmann

    Daniel Hoffmann

    Daniel Hoffmann was born in 1988 in Neuwied, Germany. He studied Time-Based Media at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Already during his studies, he became self-employed as a filmmaker. Together with friends and colleagues Daniel founded the production company "Ambitious.Films" in 2014. In the following years, they put together numerous projects in the concert and music video area (e.g. for Kraftklub, Lance Butters and Parkway Drive). For those achievements, they were honored with national and international music video prizes (e.g. Berlin Music Video Award 2015 - best narrative music video; Echo 2015 - best national music video). In 2017, Daniel graduated as a Master of Arts in Directing and Screenplay. He is currently living and working in Berlin as the Managing Director of "Ambitious.Films" and as a freelance cameraman.

Awards + Festivals

  • 3rd INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 17, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2018 (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 18, 2018
  • 13th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NJ, USA)May 18, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • ZEITIMPULS KURZFILMWETTBEWERB (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 18, 2018
  • *BEST FILM*
    24.06.2018 * 3rd END OF DAYS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longwood, FL, USA)June 24, 2018
  • 6th SUPER GEEK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA)July 12, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 42th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Germany)August 16, 2018
  • 18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2018
  • 11th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Irsee, Germany)October 1, 2018
  • 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France)October 4, 2018
  • 1st RUSSIAN INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Petersburg, Russia)October 6, 2018
  • 14th INDIGO FILMFEST (Official Selection, Wadern-Bardenbach, Germany)October 12, 2018
  • 5th SANFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, USA)October 16, 2018
  • 16th ANNUAL TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 17, 2018
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    35th VIDEOFILM TAGE (Final Round, Mainz, Germany)October 26, 2018
  • VORFREUDEABEND PROGRAM @ FILMZ - FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Special Screening, Mainz, Germany)October 26, 2018
  • DAMNATIONLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, ME, USA)October 26, 2018
  • 16th TIRANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)November 2, 2018
  • 8th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, United Kingdom)November 7, 2018
  • 1st MANIATIC - MANISES INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manises, Spain)November 14, 2018
  • 4th SIERRA INT FILM WEEKEND (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)November 16, 2018
  • 19th SYDNEY LIFT-OFF (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)November 19, 2018
  • 2nd MANIAC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manises, Spain)November 20, 2018
  • 16th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Düsseldorf, Germany)November 21, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTOR - SHORT FILM*
    1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 7th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 7, 2019
  • *BEST OF SCI FI OF THE SEASON*
    2nd THINKING HAT FICTION CHALLENGE SEASON 1 (Official Selection, Kolkata, West Bengal, India)February 10, 2019
  • 3rd MADEIRA FANTASTIC FILMFEST (Official Selection, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal)March 12, 2019
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • *BEST FICTION SHORT*
    3rd SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador)March 21, 2019
  • 21st INDEPENDENT DAYS - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 4, 2019
  • 20th SHORT FILM DAYS SCHWEINFURT (Official Selection, Schweinfurt, Germany)April 18, 2019
  • 42th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 25, 2019
  • 4th ABRUZZO HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, l'aquila, L'Aquila, Italy)May 2, 2019
  • 4th DOOR KINETIC ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Door County, WI, USA)June 9, 2019
  • TATORT EIFEL KRIMIFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Daun, Germany)September 13, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019

Crew

Director
Daniel Hoffmann
Screenplay
Daniel Hoffmann
Producer
Daniel Hoffmann, Ambitious.Films
Director of Photography
Paul Maximilian Näther
Art Direction
Ann-Kathrin Vollmers
Costume Design
Madeleine Mensch
Sound
Hans-Christian Paul
Editor
Christian Alsan
Sound Design
Patrick Zahn
Music
Patrick Zahn

Details

Running Time
22:34
Shooting Format
Digital Raw (Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Hochschule Mainz
University of Applied Sciences
Tjark Ihmels
Wallstraße 11
55122 Mainz, Germany

kontakt@hs-mainz.de

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

Daniel Hoffmann
Ambitious.Films Berlin
Schreiberhauer Str. 2
10317 Berlin, Germany

daniel@ambitiousfilms.de
http://ambitiousfilms.de