Die Box

A Film by Sascha Zimmermann

Synopsis

Hannah, a young woman, wakes up locked in a dark wooden box. She has no clue how she got there. She pleads for her freedom. All she wants is out of the box until she watches through a small crack while a gruesome surgery takes place just feet away. When she notices a number in her box and it suggests she is ‘next’ she panics. She begs and pleads to no avail. For what happens outside of the box, determines her fate.

The Box is a dark twisted tale of capture for profit.

Director

  • Picture of Sascha Zimmermann © Sascha Zimmermann

    Sascha Zimmermann

    Sascha was born in Bremerhaven in 1977. He studied Media Design for Film, TV and Sound at the AWGD academy in Hamburg, Germany and graduated in 2006. His main emphasis was in film theory, dramaturgy and montage theory. Since 2004 he has worked as a writer and director for numerous productions and made a several short films and commercials. He also co-wrote the script for the feature film PROFILE OF FEAR. In 2008 he wrote and directed his first feature film SHUT. Sascha was nominated for the "20th Century Fox Award" with his short "25 Cent". The film also won the Audience Award at the Clip Award 2009 and got nominated for best short film, best script & best editing at the Strasbough International Film Fest 2009. In 2010/11 he co-wrote & directed the web series THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO BLOG which was produced by OSCAR 2012 nominee Stefan Gieren & co-written by Tommy Draper. He also developed a feature film version of the SUPERHERO BLOG which premiered during the Berlinale 2011. Currently he is in preproduction of a short film and also co-writing his next feature film with Tommy Draper.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATED: BEST FILM*
    SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2013 (München, Germany)July 20, 2013
  • 14th OFF-COURT TROUVILLE (Official Selection, France)September 6, 2013
  • 1st AWESOME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)September 13, 2013
  • 6th FILMZEIT KAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2013
  • 15th BUNTER HUND – INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Germany)October 18, 2013
  • BLOOD BATH V FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA) October 20, 2013
  • *NOMINATED: BEST DIRECTOR*
    MALTA HORROR FILM FEST 2013 (Official Selection, Malta)October 31, 2013
  • NJ HORRORFEST 2013 (Official Selection, USA)November 2, 2013
  • *NOMINATED: OLDENBURGER KURZFILMPREIS 2013*
    13th OLDENBURGER KURZFILMTAGE - ZWERGWERK (Official Selection, Germany)November 21, 2013
  • 1st SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Germany)January 1, 2014
  • INDEPENDENT FILM DAYS 14 (Official Selection, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • *GRAND JURY AWARD*
    MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)June 3, 2014
  • COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)July 24, 2014
  • 8th UNABHÄNGIGES INTERNATIONALES FILM FESTIVAL - FÜNF SEEEN FILM FESTIVAL (Shortfilm Competition „Goldene Glühwürmchen“, Germany)July 29, 2014
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    3rd KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 9, 2014
  • DIANA IN SILVER
    26th GOLDEN DIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Austria)August 18, 2014
  • AEROE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, Denmark) August 23, 2014
  • GOLDEN ORCHID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Short film program, USA)September 20, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • RAZOR REEL FLANDERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)November 6, 2014
  • 11th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES FENACO PERÚ 2014 (Official Selection, Cusco, Perú)November 12, 2014
  • *SPECIAL AWARD FOR VALUES AND HUMAN RIGHTS BY AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL*
    13th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES „ALMERÍA EN CORTO“ (Int’l Competition, Spain)December 2, 2014
  • 9th THE HAGUE – STREAMING FESTIVAL FOR AUDIO AND VISUAL ART (Official Selection, Netherlands)December 9, 2014
  • 3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 14 (Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL SARAJEVO “SARAJEVO WINTER” 2015 (Official Selection, Bosnia-Herzegovina)February 11, 2015
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Country Focus Germany, India)February 16, 2015
  • 5th CA‘ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 – PREVIEW SCREENING (Special Screening, Venice, Italy)March 4, 2015
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 23, 2015
  • 9th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF INDIA (Official Selection, India)March 25, 2015
  • 3rd INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL – IMF 2015 (Official Selection, Cyprus)March 26, 2015
  • 7th LJUBJANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Solvenia)March 30, 2015
  • *SILVER REMI AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION - JURY*
    5th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, India)April 30, 2015
  • 25th FILMKUNSTFEST M-V (Short Film Night, Schwerin, Germany)May 8, 2015
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • 14th TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Film Competition, Romania)May 29, 2015
  • RENO TAHOE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Competition, USA)June 4, 2015
  • 2nd FILMQUEST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 18, 2015
  • ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL (Official Selection, TN, USA)September 3, 2015
  • *NOMINATED: BEST ACTRESS & BEST FOREIGN FILM*
    TWISTER ALLEY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Twisted Horror Picture Show, Official Selection, USA)October 30, 2015
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    4th DELHI SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India) November 1, 2015
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL "STEPS" (Competition Program, Ukraine)December 24, 2015
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    3rd NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India)February 7, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • MAHARASHTRA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)March 25, 2016
  • 11th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)April 28, 2016
  • 7th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Texas, USA)April 28, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)June 3, 2016
  • *RUNNER UP FICTION*
    3rd NAVI MUMBAI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Professional Shorts Category, Navi Mumbai, India)December 14, 2016

Crew

Director
Sascha Zimmermann
Screenplay
Dena McKinnon
Producer
Sascha Zimmermann, David Rankenhon
Director Of Photography
David Rankenhohn
Editor
Sascha Zimmermann
Production Sound
Jens Lippert
Sound-Designer
Nikolas Mühe, Kai-Uwe Kohl
Music Composer
Jan Dugge

Details

Running Time
14:30
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, DVD
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo/5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de