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A Film by Michael Carstens

Synopsis

Somewhere in the early 20th last century. A father with his son visits a photographer in his studio. He wants the first picture taken of his son. During the session the struggle between the old fashioned father and his son, who ist much further in emotional issues, goes on. The son reflects during the session and in a dream sequence – this really is the first picture of him taken.

Director

  • Picture of Michael Carstens © Michael Carstens

    Michael Carstens

    Born in 1972 in a very very small village 50 km north of Hamburg. Grew up on a farm. Childhood together with a lot of ghosts. Now lives in Berlin. After civil service study of agricultural science and landscape developing in Kiel for 3 years. A mistake. Worked for 3 years as a manager for logistics in a big multi national construction site in Schleswig-Holstein. Started University again – German language and literature studies and film. Again a mistake. Found his big love. Film. Here we are.

Awards + Festivals

  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 4th MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Germany)July 22, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    1st GREAT MESSAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)September 23, 2017
  • 10th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)October 11, 2017
  • 2nd AWORD INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 11, 2017
  • BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)October 28, 2017
  • 59th NORDIC FILM DAYS LÜBECK (Official Selection, Lübeck, Germany)November 1, 2017
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 9, 2018
  • 6th HOLLYWORMS – DER LANGE KURZFILMTAG 2018 (Official Selection, Worms, Germany)April 14, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Michael Carstens & Thomas Klees
Producer
Michael Carstens
Director
Michael Carstens
Director of Photography
Malte Nieschalk
Art Direction
Lolita Hindenberg
Costume Design
Lolita Hindenberg
Sound
Jörg von Renkowski
Editor
Michael Carstens
Sound Design
Dominik Avenwedde
Music
Henrik Raabe

Details

Running Time
8:35 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:85
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Michael Carstens
Anklamer Str. 41
10115 Berlin, Germany


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