Romy, ich bin krank

A Film by Andreas Grützner

Synopsis

Juergen Vollmer met The Beatles 1960 in Hamburg music club Kaiserkeller. They hung around together, Vollmer started photographing them and when they met again in Paris, The Beatles insisted to get his haircut. Narrow-minded Hamburg in the 50th and 60th made him escape to Paris. He took pictures of beatniks while having sex, moved on to New York and L.A., where he started his career as set photographer on Hollywood filmsets (J.V.: ‘It was awful most of the time’) and took picture of several stars. A montage of animated sequences, interviews and original artist photos.

Director

  • Picture of Andreas Grützner © Andreas Grützner

    Andreas Grützner

    - born 1962
    - independent filmmaker and social worker
    - documentaries in long and short format
    - remittance filmworks for different social institutions
    - founder and head of KLAPPE AUF! Shortfilmfestival in Hamburg
    - Additional: tutor, photographer, editor, former musician and in early age sometimes
    cabdriver

Awards + Festivals

  • 29th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Competition, Germany)June 5, 2013
  • SHEFFIELD DOCFEST (Int’l Competition, UK) June 12, 2013
  • SAPPORO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Japan) September 11, 2013
  • REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL HAMBURG (Competition, Germany) September 28, 2013
  • 55th NORDISCHE FILMTAGE LÜBECK (Filmforum, Germany)October 31, 2013
  • 29th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (Documentary Competition, Germany)November 12, 2013
  • 18th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts programme, Bulgaria)March 6, 2014
  • SHORTCUTZ BERLIN (Screening, Berlin, Germany)March 19, 2013
  • TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST (Official Selection, USA)March 20, 2013
  • 15th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition category: Documentary, Germany)March 26, 2013
  • *WINNER OF THE MONTH OF MARCH*
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN #82 – WINNER SESSION (Berlin, Germany)March 26, 2013
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2013
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)April 10, 2014
  • 3rd CINEMA PERPETUUM MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL (Competition Section: Documentary, Belarus)April 18, 2014
  • 15th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, USA)April 24, 2014
  • 15th JENAER KURZFILMFESTIVAL CELLU L’ART (Official Selection, Germany)April 25, 2014
  • 24th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Short film Competition, Germany)May 6, 2014
  • 3rd KYIV INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ukraine)May 21, 2014
  • 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR - BACKUP (Official Selection, Germany)May 22, 2014
  • 8th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)May 28, 2014
  • 17th ISMAILIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR DOCUMENTARIES & SHORTS (Official Competition, Egypt) June 3, 2014
  • 30th FESTROIA – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SETUBAL (Official Selection, Portugal)June 6, 2014
  • FUSION FESTIVAL 2014 (Screening, Germany)June 26, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • 12th CINEMADAMARE 2014 (Official Selection, Italy) July 23, 2014
  • CINEFRINGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland) July 31, 2014
  • 8th VOKUVAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia)August 18, 2014
  • MUSKOKA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)August 28, 2014
  • 19th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)August 28, 2014
  • 20th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NANCY-LORRAINE (Official Selection, France)August 29, 2014
  • KUNSTGRIFF ROLLE 2014 – DITHMARSCHER KURZFILMFEST (Competition, Germany)September 14, 2014
  • 9th FESTIVAL DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER FILME – DAS FILMFEST (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)October 3, 2014
  • *3rd PRIZE*
    9th CLIPAWARD – INTERNATIONAL LOW & NO BUDGET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Audience Competition, Germany) October 3, 2014
  • 8th TESSH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (German focus, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 15, 2014
  • 9th FESTIVAL DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER FILME – DAS FILMFEST (Official Selection, Brno, Czech Republic)October 20, 2014
  • *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT*
    ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, USA)October 22, 2014
  • 44th KYIV INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “MOLODIST” (Germany Shorts Night, Ukraine)October 31, 2014
  • 44th ALCINE – THE ALCALÁ DE HENARES / COMUNIDAD DE MADRID FILM FESTIVAL (Special Section “Los instantes decisivos”, Spain)November 7, 2014
  • 23rd ST. LOUIS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts before Features, USA)November 22, 2014
  • 14th NONSTOPKURZFILM-FESTIVAL (Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)December 5, 2014
  • 3rd MUMBAI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – 14 (Official Selection, India)December 20, 2014
  • *WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    5th FILUMS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 13, 2015
  • BOOMTOWN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2015
  • *NOMINATION: BEST SHORT OF THE YEAR* *BEST DOCUMENTARY*
    SHORTCUTZ BERLIN AWARDS(Screening, Berlin, Germany) March 1, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Shortlisted, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • 10th ATHENS ANIMFEST 2015 (Animation Marathon Section, Greece)March 26, 2015
  • *SPECIAL JURY AWARD*
    48th WORLDFEST HOUSTON - HOUSTON INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 10, 2015
  • SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Finalist for "Best DocuShort - Alberto Signetto" Special Award, Italy)April 18, 2015
  • 26th ANKARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Turkey)April 26, 2015
  • 7th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maryland, USA)June 26, 2015
  • 8th MOSAIC WOLRD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)August 28, 2015
  • 6th NYC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)October 12, 2015
  • KINO DES DEUTSCHEN FILMMUSEUMS FRANKFURT (Supporting Film, Germany)October 27, 2015
  • 9th GOLDEN ANTEATERS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Poland)November 20, 2015
  • *SILVER AWARD IN FOREIGN FILM COMPETITION*
    CALIFORNIA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, San Diego, CA, USA) December 30, 2015
  • PLAYGROUND AV NEW MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (Screening, Vienna, Austria)April 28, 2016
  • WARSAW SHORT FRAMING (Screening, Warsaw, Poland)September 29, 2016

Crew

Director
Andreas Grützner
Screenplay
Andreas Grützner
Producer
Andreas Grützner, Uriz von Oertzen
Director Of Photography
Frank Freiberg, Andreas Grützner
Editor
Andreas Grützner
Sound
Frank Freiberg

Details

Running Time
14:57
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de