Pro Kopf

A Film by Sascha Zimmermann

Synopsis

A bored businessman alone in a hotel makes a phone call home only to make a shocking discovery when he talks to the maid.

Martin, an executive working away from home who makes a phone call home at a very bad time. Martin’s call to his wife is picked up by the Maid who is put in a difficult position due to an indiscretion by Martin’s wife with another man. Once the truth is out Martin has one thing on his mind, murder and he’s willing to pay. But will the Maid do what he wants and kill the cheating wife and her lover?

Pro Kopf (English title: The Maid) is a dark comic tale of love and murder.

Director

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    Sascha Zimmermann

    Sascha was born in Bremerhaven in 1977. He studied Media Design for Film, TV and Sound at the AWGD academy in Hamburg, Germany and graduated in 2006. His main emphasis was in film theory, dramaturgy and montage theory. Since 2004 he has worked as a writer and director for numerous productions and made a several short films and commercials. He also co-wrote the script for the feature film PROFILE OF FEAR. In 2008 he wrote and directed his first feature film SHUT. Sascha was nominated for the "20th Century Fox Award" with his short "25 Cent". The film also won the Audience Award at the Clip Award 2009 and got nominated for best short film, best script & best editing at the Strasbough International Film Fest 2009. In 2010/11 he co-wrote & directed the web series THE ULTIMATE SUPERHERO BLOG which was produced by OSCAR 2012 nominee Stefan Gieren & co-written by Tommy Draper. He also developed a feature film version of the SUPERHERO BLOG which premiered during the Berlinale 2011. Currently he is in preproduction of a short film and also co-writing his next feature film with Tommy Draper.

Awards + Festivals

  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT 2012 (Germany)July 27, 2012
  • KERRY FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (USA)October 11, 2012
  • OLDENBURG KURZFILMTAGE – ZWERGWERK 2012 (Germany)November 23, 2012
  • BRONX INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012 (USA)December 8, 2012
  • SHORTFILM SLAM LÜBECK (Germany)December 18, 2012
  • 24th TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)January 19, 2013
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY (Short)*
    BOOTLEG FILM FESTIVAL EDINBURGH (UK)March 22, 2013
  • 4th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Italy)April 10, 2013
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Germany)April 24, 2013
  • 23rd FILMKUNSTFEST M-V (Schwerin, Germany)May 3, 2013
  • ID FEST 2013 (UK)May 10, 2013
  • *SILVER PALM AWARD 2013*
    MEXICO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Mexico)June 3, 2013
  • *BEST DRAMEDY*
    2nd SNAKE ALLEY FESTIVAL OF FILM (USA)June 6, 2013
  • EDINBURGH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (UK)June 7, 2013
  • 29th FESTROIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Setubal, Portugal)June 7, 2013
  • *BEST HORROR/ SUSPENSE FILM*
    COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO (Int’l Competition, USA)July 18, 2013
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST HORROR/THRILLER*
    DEEP FRIED FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, Scottland)August 10, 2013
  • 37th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 17, 2013
  • QUEST EUROPE 2013 (Int’l Competition, Poland)August 23, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL “VIDEO CAFÉ” (London, UK)September 15, 2013
  • DC SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Washington DC, USASeptember 19, 2013
  • 10th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Greece)September 25, 2013
  • KAOHSIUNG FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Taiwan) September 25, 2013
  • 11th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2013
  • 23rd FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO (Int’l Competition, Malaga, Spain)November 21, 2013
  • 15th MADURAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, India)December 6, 2013
  • TWO SHORT NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2013 (Int’l Competition, UK)December 12, 2013
  • 38th CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)March 19, 2014
  • * PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD*
    TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, USA)March 20, 2014
  • 10th FAUX FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2014
  • 15th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)April 17, 2014
  • 37th GRENZLAND FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 24, 2014
  • SHORTS SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA 2014 (International Competition, Japan)May 29, 2014
  • 13th MOSTRA DE CURTMETRAGES - DR. MABUSE (Official Selection, Spain)May 31, 2014
  • CINEFRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland) July 31, 2014
  • 8th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CORTOMETRAJES HAYAH (Official Selection, Panama)August 1, 2014
  • 1st KURZFILM SLAM IN HERNE (Screening, Germany)October 17, 2014
  • TOP SHORTS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Worldwide)July 1, 2015
  • SILVER AWARD
    L.A. NEO NOIR NOVEL, FILM, & SCRIPT FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, USA)May 28, 2016

Crew

Director
Sascha Zimmermann
Screenplay
Tommy Draper
Producer
Stefan Gieren, Sascha Zimmermann
Director Of Photography
David Rankenhohn
Editor
Sascha Zimmermann
Sound
Nicolas Mühe
Music
Jan Dugge

Details

Running Time
13:45
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, .mov, HDCam, DigiBeta
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo/5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

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