Nicole`s Cage

A Film by Josef Brandl

Synopsis

The big wheel in the most exciting area of the city is the perfect real estate for Jakob and Nicole, a young, ambitious and firmly in the event culture anchored couple. When one of the popular gondolas becomes free, they do not hesitate to move into their first common flat. Unfortunately none of them both has taken the time to get to know his partner before.

Director

  • Picture of Josef Brandl © Josef Brandl

    Josef Brandl

    Josef Brandl was born in 1982 and studied at the Technical University and the University for Television and Film in Munich. He has a Graduate Diploma in Architecture and a Postgraduate Diploma in Production Design. Since 2009 he works in international productions mainly as an art director and participated in films like "Cloud Atlas" (2011) or "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014). Today he lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th MAX-OPHÜLS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Worldpremiere, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 25, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 18, 2017
  • *AWARD OF MERIT*
    1st GLOBAL SHORTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)March 31, 2017
  • 5th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 17th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE LANZAROTE (Official Selection, Lanzarote)April 20, 2017
  • 6th PLOIESTI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Dark Comedy Program, Romania)May 11, 2017
  • *BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM*
    SHORT TO THE POINT MARCH 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 5, 2017
  • *BEST VISUAL FX*
    1st TOXFF - TOXIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rome, Italy)June 10, 2017
  • 1st OLBIA FILM MARKET (Figari Film Fest, Sardinia, Italy)June 20, 2017
  • *WINNER*
    SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)June 22, 2017
  • *BEST VISUAL EFFECTS*
    11th CRYPSHOW FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Badalona, Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain)July 5, 2017
  • BEST WORLD CINEMA SHORT
    14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)July 28, 2017
  • 32nd ALPINALE (Official Selection, Nenzing, Austria)
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 22nd PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 31, 2017
  • *AWARD FOR BEST MAIN ACTOR* *AWARD FOR BEST POSTER*
    10th FETISCH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kiel, Germany)September 2, 2017
  • BE EPIC! LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST 2017 (Official Selection, UK)September 8, 2017
  • 7th AESTHETICA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, York, UK)September 8, 2017
  • 7th QUÉBEC CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 13, 2017
  • 3rd FOOTCANDLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, North Carolina, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 10th CYBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Not Competitive Section CyBorg OFF, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria, Italy)September 22, 2017
  • 10th NAPERVILLE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, IL, USA)September 23, 2017
  • 31st EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)September 28, 2017
  • *HONOURABLE MENTION FOR INNOVATION AWARD*
    10th FILMFESTIVAL FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Main Competition, Germany)October 2, 2017
  • 16th SAN DIEGO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 8th ADELAIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Program, Australia)October 5, 2017
  • 3rd ESPELKAMPER SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Germany)October 6, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 10th LVIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL WIZ-ART (Official Selection, Lviv, Ukraine)October 11, 2017
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • 10th LUSCA CARIBBEAN INT'L FANTASTIC FILM FEST (Official Selection, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, USA)October 18, 2017
  • SHNIT WORLDWIDE SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (International Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 18, 2017
  • *NOMINATED IN CATEGORY BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE*
    18th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ireland)October 19, 2017
  • 12th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, Florida, USA)October 19, 2017
  • 68th MONTECATINI INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montecatini, Italy)October 21, 2017
  • 2nd SAVILIANO FILM FETSIVAL ("Nuovi sguardi,nuovi mondi" section, Italy)October 23, 2017
  • 2nd EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)October 25, 2017
  • 7th EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Scotland, UK)October 27, 2017
  • 12th LEIDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Leiden, Netherlands)October 27, 2017
  • 15th CATACUMBA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Godella, Spain)October 31, 2017
  • 59th NORDIC FILM DAYS LÜBECK (Official Selection, Lübeck, Germany)November 1, 2017
  • 18th LES UTOPIALES 2017 - INT SHORT COMPETITION (Official Selection, Nantes, France)November 1, 2017
  • 6th WINCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, U.K.)November 3, 2017
  • 34th VIDEOFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)November 3, 2017
  • 12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 4, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017
  • 4th FILMKREIS SHORTS EVENT (Official Selection, Darmstadt, Germany)November 11, 2017
  • *GRAND JURY PRIZE - BEST FICTION SHORT* *SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT FOR VFX*
    11th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cedar City, UT, USA)November 11, 2017
  • NAHIA FILM FEST: INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT SEX, GENDER AND EROTICISM (Official Selection, Granada, Spain)November 12, 2017
  • 17th FLENSBURGER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)November 15, 2017
  • 14th MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 20, 2017
  • *NARRATIVE SHORT FILM AWARD* *BEST ART DIRECTION AWARD*
    3rd VANCOUVER ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)November 22, 2017
  • 2nd BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)November 23, 2017
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED'
    FBW (DEUTSCHEN FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE): PRÄDIKAT: 'BESONDERS WERTVOLL'
  • 47th KRAF INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia)December 1, 2017
  • 2nd SACRAMENTO UNDERGROUND FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sacramento, CA, USA)December 1, 2017
  • 1st LIECHTENSTEINER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Schaan, Liechtenstein)December 3, 2017
  • OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN - SCIFI FILM FESTIVAL (Austin, Texas, USA)December 7, 2017
  • 11th THESS INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)December 13, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL DE CINÉMA EUROPÉEN DES ARCS (Official Selection, Les Arcs, France)December 16, 2017
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    BAJA CINEFEST (Official Selection, Baja California, Mexico)December 26, 2017
  • 44th INTENATIONALEN FILMWOCHENENDE WÜRZBURG (Official Selection, Germany)January 25, 2018
  • 5th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg am Lech, Germany)January 27, 2018
  • ARTFOOLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 4, 2018
  • 27th MUESTRA INTERNATIONAL DE CINE DE PALENCIA (Official Selection, Palencia, Spain)February 23, 2018
  • 3rd FINDECOIN - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Anzoátegui, Venezuela)February 23, 2018
  • *BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN*
    3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2018
  • *3rd AUDIENCE AWARD*
    19th KONTRAST FILMFEST (Official Selection, Bayreuth, Germany)March 2, 2018
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 2nd MALATESTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Cesena, Italy)March 12, 2018
  • 22nd REGARD - FESTIVAL INT'L DU COURT MÉTRAGE AU SAGUENAY (Official Selection, Saguenay, Canada)March 14, 2018
  • *SPECIAL AWARD: SHORT FILM OF THE MONTH*, *BEST SCI-FI SHORT FILM*, *BEST DIRECTOR*, *LEAD ACTOR HONORABLE MENTION*, *BEST LEAD ACTRESS*, *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*, *BEST ART DIRECTION*, *BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN*, *BEST SOUND DESIGN*, *BEST VISUAL EFFECTS*, *SECOND AUDIENCE AWARD*
    THE SOUTH FILM AND ARTS ACADEMY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chile)March 16, 2018
  • 2nd ARC FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Mainz, Germany)March 21, 2018
  • 3rd PORTLAND COMEDEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Portland, Oregon, USA)March 21, 2018
  • MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (German Short Film Night, Miami, FL, USA)May 23, 2018
  • 21st EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BORDEAUX (Official Selection, Bordeaux, France)March 28, 2018
  • 6th MANCHESTER LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)March 28, 2018
  • 2nd FESCISA - SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)April 3, 2018
  • 41st GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Selb, Germany)April 5, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018
  • ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, OH, USA)April 9, 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
  • 4th UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, UK)April 19, 2018
  • 1st BERLIN INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 19, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN & RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS „VKRATZE!" (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • 7th JULIEN DUBUQUE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dubuque, IA, USA)April 26, 2018
  • *BEST COMEDY*
    9th AUSTRIAN INDEPENDENT FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)April 27, 2018
  • 12th REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada)May 8, 2018
  • 19th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL - CORTI DA SOGNI - ANTONIO RICCI (Official Selection, Ravenna, Italy)May 9, 2018
  • 10th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Schull, West Cork, Ireland)May 23, 2018
  • 4th LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)May 30, 2018
  • 7th NEW YORK SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)May 30, 2018
  • *2nd AUDIENCE AWARD GERMAN SHORTS*
    13th DER PHANTASTISCHE TRASHFILM (Official Selection, Kassel, Germany)June 8, 2018
  • 25th RÜSSELSHEIMER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Rüsselsheim, Germany)June 15, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd PAPHOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)June 22, 2018
  • 4th MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)July 12, 2018
  • 3rd TRANSILVANIA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sibiu, Romania)July 29, 2018
  • *BEST FILM IN BLOCK 2*
    18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2018
  • 3rd THE BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 26, 2018
  • 2nd MALTA FILM EXPO 2018 (Official Selection, San Gwann, Malta)September 1, 2018
  • 2018 VORTEX SCI-FI, FANTASY AND HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Providence, RI, USA)October 20, 2018
  • 3rd CROSSING THE SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Eastbourne, UK)November 29, 2018
  • 3rd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 19, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Josef Brandl, basierend auf 2 Kurzgeschichten von Clemens J. Setz
Producer
Rike Steyer
Director
Josef Brandl
Director of Photography
Fabio Stoll
Art Direction
Marc Bitz, Sarah Wibbeler
Costume Design
Lina Jakelski
Sound
Daniel de Homont
Editor
Robert Strauß
Sound Design
André Stiebe, Clemens Endreß
Music
The Hook, Gerrit Winterstein Siehe extra Musikliste

Details

Running Time
15:57 mins
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), DCP 2K
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
Dolby Digital

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Skalar Film GmbH
Rike Steyer
Himmelstr. 23b
22299 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0) 40 – 2286 4986

info@skalarfilm.de
www.skalarfilm.de

DIRECTOR

Josef Brandl

mail@josef-brandl.de