Lost in the Living

A Film by Robert Manson

Synopsis

Oisín, a musician from Dublin, travels to Berlin with his band, buzzing with the potential for adventure. He leaves behind the weight of losing his mother and an anger towards his absent father.
Oisín meets Sabine, a pretty young Berliner, who shows him the secret places that belong to the people who live in the city; hot parks, uninhabited stations, and lakes in the countryside where the free body culture is still active. These pleasures are thrown into chaos when Sabine reveals that she has a boyfriend and the futility of Oisín’s situation dawns on him. His band has left, he’s lonely, homesick, homeless and broke. He embraces the darkness, tumbles through the void and out the other side.

Director

  • Picture of Robert Manson © Robert Manson

    Robert Manson

    Robert Manson (*1985) cut his teeth as a film director making videos in Wicklow as a kid. He has come a long way since graduating from the National Film School in 2008 and co-founding Annville Films. He has been making his mark in the Irish film industry with short films for the past number of years. “The Silver Bow”, which won the Taylor Art Award in 2008, has since travelled the world with screenings in over eight countries and more than five nominations and awards. Recent shorts “Downriver” and “Rickshaw Rick” have been screened at several festivals nationally and internationally.
    Robert took the big leap into feature films and with his debut “Lost in the Living” which was shot on location in Berlin. This project, developed through MEDIA funded ENGAGE, was pitched to a panel of industry professionals in Helsinki and had its world premiere at the Achtung Berlin Film Festival in April 2015, where it was presented with the 'Best Director' award. Robert set up a new company Ballyrogan Films in 2015.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    11th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition, Berlin, Germany)April 17, 2015
  • 27th GALWAY FILM FLEADH (Competition, Galyway, Ireland)July 9, 2015
  • SOMMERKINO FREILICHTKINO POMPEJI (Screening, Berlin, Germany)August 18, 2015
  • FLIMMERZIMMER #22 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)September 10, 2015
  • 60th CORK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)November 6, 2015
  • KRAUTFILM (Screening, Berlin, Germany)January 21, 2016
  • IRISH FOCUS 2016 (Screening, Irish Film Institut, Dublin, Ireland)February 11, 2016
  • 4th BODDINALE 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 14, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2016
  • SHEBEEN FLICK 2016 – IRISH FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (Screening, Cinema Moviemento, Germany)March 17, 2016
  • 34th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Uruguay)March 22, 2016
  • IRISH AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)April 10, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)August 1, 2016
  • VÖGELCHEN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)October 24, 2016
  • EUROPEAN FILM WEEKS (Screening, Helsinki, Finland) April 21, 2017

Trailer

Crew

Director & Screenplay
Robert Manson
Producer
Lisa Roling
Executive Producer
Keith Potter
Director of Photography
Narayan Van Maele
Editor
David Byrne
Sound Design
Julian Callan
Music
Gareth Averill

Details

Running Time
77:00
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
CinemaScope
Sound
5.1 / Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Ballyrogan Films
Ballyrogan House
Redcross, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

film@ballyrogan.com