Malibu

A Film by Teresa Kuhn

Synopsis

Late at night in a recording studio: Singer Lori is struggling with her own perfectionism while having to stand her ground against her colleagues. In the studio next door Sam, the cleaner, is talking to a man on the phone and gets herself tangled-up in creative lies. „Malibu“ focuses on the little personal tragedies of everyday life.

Director

  • Picture of Teresa Kuhn © Teresa Kuhn

    Teresa Kuhn

    Director and cinematographer Teresa Kuhn grew up in Munich. During her school education she spent one year in the US, where through classes she got in touch with still photography for the first time. After her high school graduation in Germany in 2003 she lived in Argentina for a year, the home country of her father, working as a volunteer on a medical-statistics project on the Guaraní population of Northern Argentina. Back in Germany her political interests initially won over her artistic ambitions and she began studying political sciences which, after the prediploma, she gave up to dedicate herself to film. In Berlin she worked as a technical trainee at the camera rental company Cinegate and simultaneously took part in the program of Filmarche, a collective of young filmmakers. In 2006 Teresa Kuhn entered Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München as a camera student. During her career a DAAD-scholarship enabled her to study at Centro de Capacitación Cinematografica in Mexico City, where besides her training as director of photography she also participated in scriptwriting and directing classes. After the short film “Isabel in Winter”, which she realized in co-direction and as director of photography together with her mexican colleague Laura Baumeister in Germany, she graduated film school in 2014 with her directing debut “Malibu”.

Awards + Festivals

  • *SPECIAL FESTIVAL MENTION*
    3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)January 20, 2015
  • 20th PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 26, 2015
  • 2nd KINO OPEN AIR – JAHRESSCHAU DER HFF MUNICH (Screening, Munich, Germany)July 17, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Special Screening about Woman, Warsaw, Poland)March 3, 2016
  • CINEMA ON THE CORNER (Off on the Corner Screening, Warsaw, Poland)March 10, 2017

Crew

Producer
Hannah Grossmann
Director
Teresa Kuhn
Screenplay
Teresa Kuhn
Director of Photography
Jana Lämmerer
Editor
Teresa Kuhn
Sound-Design
Andreas Goldbrunner
Music
Benedikt Brachtel

Details

Running Time
20:00
Shooting Format
HD 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, DVD
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, München
University of Television and Film, Munich
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 München, Germany

URL: www.hff-muenchen.de
Email: info@hff-muc.de