Sorry Guys

A Film by Stefan Aretz

Synopsis

The film tells the story of Robert and Louis, a gay couple since several years living in Berlin. What’s missing is their own child, so they decide to work on it. How? They ask Louis’ sister Svenja for being their surrogate mother. The film tells the meeting of the three to do the insemination between Robert and Svenja during a warm summer night in 1999 – but surprisingly Svenja brings her new boyfriend Ulf along, who does not know anything. An explosive mixture, even more since Svenja seems not to be the most reliable person and nothing turns out to be as Louis’ had planned…

Director

  • Picture of Stefan Aretz © Stefan Aretz

    Stefan Aretz

    Stefan Aretz was born in 1980 in Germany. After studying performing arts in Cologne, Aretz worked for several years in front of the camera. His passion for screenplay writing and directing grew while appearing in many film and TV productions. Aretz furthered his education in 2008, studying communication psychology at the Institut Synergie and later honing his scriptwriting skills in Berlin. In 2012, Aretz began writing his own screenplays and directed his first short films. In 2014/15, Aretz wrote, produced and directed “Sorry Guys” (40 min), his first medium-length film with Connor Film GmbH.

Awards + Festivals

  • NOMINATION
    2nd BLAUE BLUME AWARD (Official Selection, Romance TV - SKY TV, Germany)November 2, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • *SPECIAL AWARD BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF KOBLENZ*
    33rd VIDEO/FILM TAGE KOBLENZ (Official Selection, Germany)November 4, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • *FICTION FEATURE FILM AWARD*
    3rd MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)July 13, 2017
  • 4th VILNIUS LGBT* FESTIVAL "KREIVĖS" (Official Selection, Vilnius, Lithuania)September 14, 2017
  • 32nd MIX COPENHAGEN (Official Selection, Denmark)October 27, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Stefan Aretz
Producer
Michael Merschmeier
Director
Stefan Aretz
Director of Photography
Jakob Creutzburg
Art Direction
Frank Jauß
Costume Design
Sandra Ernst
Sound
Nikolas Mühe
Editor
Vanessa Rossi
Sound Design
Nikolas Mühe
Music
Moritz Schmittat

Details

Running Time
40:00
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope
Sound
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

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Connor Film GmbH
HRB 159178B
Wiclefstr. 9
10551 Berlin, Germany

0176-60894353

Aretz@connor-film.de
www.connor-film.de

Geschäftsführende Gesellschafter:
Stefan Aretz
Dr. Michael Merschmeier