Hard Way – The Action Musical

A Film by Daniel Vogelmann

Synopsis

HARD WAY combines Action and Musical. A story of hard men with hard feelings. Jake loses his best friend Zach in a S.W.A.T. operation near Detroit. Eight months later Jake and his team are trying to get „The Mother“ – the terrorist responsible for Zach’s death. While singing and dancing they fight their way through their enemies. But then Jake’s blind thirst for revenge leads them into the deadly hands of a sniper.

Director

  • Picture of Daniel Vogelmann © Daniel Vogelmann

    Daniel Vogelmann

    Daniel shot his first short in 2003: “Ball Playing People”. In 2004, he began working as an editor for commercials and studying at film school in the same year. In 2006, he became co-founder of the film production company VON HERZEN (which translates “from the heart”). With VON HERZEN he directed commercials and animations for clients like McDonald’s, Wrigley and Microsoft. He also wrote and directed the horror short “Duplex” which was nominated for the famous Shocking Short Award. In 2012, his mystery thriller “Wilt” won 19 awards at festivals throughout the world. But making movies is not Daniel’s only interest. He is also part of the electro-folk duo THE EXPLODING VOIDS. Daniel wrote the song “The Rest Of My Days”, which became the title song of the critically acclaimed German TV Show “Hindafing” in 2017.

Awards + Festivals

  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 17, 2017
  • *BEST GENRE FILM: HONORABLE MENTION*
    46th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 26, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY PRIZE*
    1st JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)June 8, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT* *BEST DIRECTOR* *BEST SCORE* *MOST ORIGINAL CONCEPT* *INSTANT CULT*
    1st TOXFF - TOXIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)June 10, 2017
  • 1st CUMP FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)June 15, 2017
  • *BEST COMEDY*
    3rd DOC SUNBACK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mulvane, Kansas, USA)June 22, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • 22nd NORTH CAROLINA GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Durham, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 41st OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 3rd FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barranquilla, Colombia)August 30, 2017
  • 30th DRAGON CON INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Atlanta, Georga, USA)September 1, 2017
  • *NOMINATED FOR THE NO FEAR AWARD FOR PRODUCERS*
    FIRST STEPS AWARDS 2017 (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)September 18, 2017
  • 8th JAGRAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2017
  • 23th LUND INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Competition for the Audience Choice, Sweden)September 28, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 2nd AWORD INDIE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)October 11, 2017
  • 7th FILMFEST HOMOCHROM (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany)October 17, 2017
  • 10th LUSCA CARIBBEAN INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FEST (Official Selection, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, USA)October 18, 2017
  • 36th UPPSALA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition "special programme Fantastisk Film", Sweden)October 23, 2017
  • 21st QUEER FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)October 25, 2017
  • BEST SHORT FILM LGBT
    SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (San José, Costa Rica)October 25, 2017
  • 36th FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA INTERNATIONAL EN ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE (Espace OFF night, Canada)October 28, 2017
  • 15th CATACUMBA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Godella, Spain)October 31, 2017
  • 16th HYPERFEST - INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)November 7, 2017
  • 2nd CUCIF - CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)November 8, 2017
  • 30th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 17, 2017
  • 1st OUR CITY FILM PROJECT (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)November 18, 2017
  • 23rd LEUVEN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgium)December 2, 2017
  • 1st MANIAC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manices, Valencia)December 6, 2017
  • STEAM HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Avenal, CA, USA)December 8, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • *BEST EDITING*
    2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 8, 2018
  • *BEST STUDENT FILM*
    2nd FALCON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 27, 2018
  • 34th WICKED QUEER - THE BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Boston, MA, USA)March 30, 2018
  • 8th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lansing, MI, USA)April 11, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • *PRESS AWARD*
    6th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 23, 2018
  • 21st BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels. Belgium)April 25, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 3rd THE BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 26, 2018
  • PERLEN - QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hannover, Germany)October 20, 2018
  • 11th LA CABINA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Valencia, Spain)November 14, 2018
  • *BAD ASS ACTION AWARD*
    6th GENRENALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 2, 2019

Crew

Screenplay
Daniel Vogelmann
Producer
Sebastian Bandel, Florian Gengnagel, Viktoria Barkhausen
Director
Daniel Vogelmann
Director of Photography
Kaspar Kaven
Art Direction
Johanna Wagner
Costume Design
Rudi Scharff
Sound
Christian Götz & Andreas Hermann
Editor
Vincent Urban
Sound Design
David Wasielewski
Music
Jakob Klotz

Details

Running Time
33 mins
Shooting Format
RED RAW
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
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

FILMSCHOOL

HFF München. Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1,
80333 Munich, Germany

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Fireapple Bandel.Gengnagel GbR
Otkerstrasse 42
81547 Munich, Germany

sb@fireapple.de

DIRECTOR

Daniel Vogelmann

mail@danielvogelmann.com