Jackpot

A Film by Lukas Klaschinski

Synopsis

Hip hop, heroin and living on the streets – for over three years, this was the life of young rapper Chris, a.k.a. KoolKasai. A subway rapper, searching for a way back into society. Drugs, parties and jail were the stations on his journey. Diverted from the question of his own self-worth, on the search for contact from a place of total isolation. Where the journey leads him is determined by the rail network, but where he gets off: he decides.

Director

  • Picture of Lukas Klaschinski © Lukas Klaschinski

    Lukas Klaschinski

    Lukas Klaschinski was born in 1983 in West-Berlin, Germany. He started his career as a radio-host and editor. At the same time he joined the movies and became an assistant director for advertising film productions, feature films and documentaries - among them the award-winning documentary film „Skateistan – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul“. While studying psychology, he took the decision to produce his own movies. He started with music videos and image films until he met the protagonist of his first documentary „Jackpot“ in the subway. He does not call himself a director, but he says he is an observer who asks questions that spark his interest. Central to his body of work is exploring the motivation of human decisions.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th BASTAU INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF STUDENT FILMS AND FILM SCHOOLS (Official Selection, Kazakhstan) October 20, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • *BEST EDITING (DOCUMENTARY)*
    3rd NOIDA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India)February 7, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • *DOK AWARD*
    17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Documentary Program, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • *SILVER REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA)April 8, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 1st ALIVE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)September 23, 2016
  • 4th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL WEST (Official Selection, Hermosa Beach, CA, USA)September 29, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Producer
Lukas Klaschinski
Director
Lukas Klaschinski
Screenplay
Lukas Klaschinski
Director of Photography
Sebastian Reschke, Kamila Handzik, Philipp Geiger
Editor
Christian Reinhardt, Hagen Hinkelmann
Sound Design
Konrad Betcher, Julian Massmann
Sound Mixing
Julian Massmann
Color Grading
Colorado Media
Music
Konrad Betcher

Details

Running Time
30:00
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
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Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
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