Du sollst nicht lügen

A Film by Sascha Zimmermann

Synopsis

THOU SHALT NOT LIE.

Daniel finds himself bound to a chair, locked in an unknown place, by an unknown man. The man’s identity a secret, but he wants answers from Daniel. What are the answers? Daniel doesn’t know. Clueless and scared, Daniel must talk fast to get himself out of situation without broken bones. Thou Shalt Not Lie is a tightly wrapped mystery laced with dark humour.

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 in Hamburg, Germany and graduated in 2006. His main emphasis was in film theory, dramaturgy and montage theory. In 2006 he wrote and directed his first feature film SHUT. Sascha was nominated for the 20th Century Fox Award with his short 25 CENT (over 40 festivals). The film also won the several awards including the Audience Award at the Clip Award 2009. In 2010 he co-wrote & directed the web series THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO BLOG which was produced by OSCAR 2012 nominee Stefan Gieren. He also developed a feature film version of the SUPERHERO BLOG which premiered during the Berlinale 2011. His short film PRO KOPF won several awards including "Best Horror/Thriller Film" at the Comic-Con 2013, "Best Dramedy" at the Snake Alley Festival of Film and the "Silver Palm Award" at the Mexico Int. Film Festivals. In 2013 Sascha was nominated for the SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD with his short thriller THE BOX. In 2014 he won the “Special Award for Value & Human Rights” by Amnesty International also for THE BOX.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 4th NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)February 12, 2017
  • 1st COSMIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)February 17, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 12th AURORA: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HORROR DE GUANAJUATO (Official Selection, Guanajuato, Mexico)February 27, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • 2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • 1st CREATION INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Imagine Cinemas Ottawa, Canada)March 26, 2017
  • 4th Y'A UN OS DANS LE POTAGE (Official Selection, Bourg en Bresse, France)March 30, 2017
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    NORTH CAROLINA AWARD (USA) April 2, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 7th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Delhi, India)April 30, 2017
  • 4th HORRORANT FILM FESTIVAL "FRIGHT NIGHTS" (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)May 4, 2017
  • 5th BDFA-BUNDESFILMFESTIVAL FICTION 2017 - KURZFILMFESTIVAL SCHROBENHAUSEN (Official Selection, Germany)May 5, 2017
  • 14th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany) May 9, 2017
  • 1st JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)June 8, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 8th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lovell, Wyoming, USA)June 15, 2017
  • *NOMINEE*
    SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2017 (Nominee, Munich, Germany)June 22, 2017
  • 2nd ANNUAL INDIE STREET FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Red Bank, NJ, USA)June 26, 2017
  • 1st LINK INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)July 7, 2017
  • 6th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 23, 2017
  • *NOMINATION IN BEST PERFORMANCE (LEAD ACTOR)*
    KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)July 28, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venezuela) September 6, 2017
  • *HONORABLE JURY MENTION*
    5th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 10, 2017
  • 7th QUÉBEC CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 13, 2017
  • *BEST SCRIPT*
    15th AROUCA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portugal)September 13, 2017
  • 3rd ESPELKAMPER SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Germany)October 6, 2017
  • 3rd MINIKINO FILM WEEK - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BALI (Official Selection, Denpasar, Bali Indonesia)October 7, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • Nominated for Best Short Film
    EDMONTON FESTIVAL OF FEAR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Edmonton, Canada) October 13, 2017
  • 10th LUSCA CARIBBEAN INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FEST (Official Selection, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, USA)October 18, 2017
  • 12th BURGDORFER KULTURNACHT (Screening, Burgdorf, Switzerland)October 21, 2017
  • 4th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 24, 2017
  • 1st ANATOMY:CRIME-HORROR INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athen, Greece)October 29, 2017
  • 11th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA) November 11, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 11th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy) December 7, 2017
  • 4th UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)February 14, 2018
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • MIDLANDS MOVIES FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, UK) March 3, 2018
  • BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK) March 8, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • 10th MALTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malta) July 1, 2018
  • 2nd MALTA FILM EXPO 2018 (Official Selection, San Gwann, Malta)September 1, 2018

Crew

Director
Sascha Zimmermann
Screenplay
Tommy Draper, Sascha Zimmermann
Producer
Jakon Deutsch
Director of Photography
David Rankenhohn
Art Direction
Tim Tamke
Sound
Max Kober
Editor
Sascha Zimmermann
Sound-Design
Jean-Yves
Music / Composer
Jan Dugge

Details

Running Time
00:09
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)

Contact

DISTRIBUTION /FILM AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Jadefilme

DIRECTOR

Sascha Zimmermann
info@sascha-zimmermann.com
https://www.facebook.com/sascha.zimmermann42