Süße Seeluft

A Film by Thomas Hessmann
and Stefan Siebert

Synopsis

Old sea dog Fritz, stranded in the “Ruhrpott” wants to start his final journey to the sea. After the death of his beloved wife Frieda he hadn’t the strength to continue life on his own at the seaside. The solitude and monotonous lifestyle have dulled him and left him weary. He can feel, that he has only little time left and so new courage is awakened inside him. The stubborn old goat contrives a scheme. A part-time community worker is to accompany him. Only he has not reckoned with the brash city boy Lars, who only wants to get through his hours of community service. “Sweet Sea Breeze” tells about desire and passion and that this is inside of everybody, even if they have not the slightest idea of it. Not yet.

Director

  • Picture of Thomas Hessmann © Thomas Hessmann

    Thomas Hessmann

    Thomas Hessmann is a trained carpenter and media designer and lives in Düsseldorf since 2003. After 2 years as an illustrator in advertising, he started studying Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. In 2013 he wrote and produced the shortfilm "Sweet Sea Breeze" together with Stefan Siebert as their bachelor thesis project. Besides working as an author and director, he also enjoys music composing. With his work “Light & Darkness” he won the “20minmax filmmusic-award” in May 2013.

  • Stefan Siebert

    Stefan Siebert studied communication design at the university of applied science and graduated as bachelor of arts in 2013. After his exchange semester 2010 at the Griffith filmschool in Brisbane, Australia, he successfully produced his first shortfilm, "Hero, Hero Kim", which was screened in several german film festivals. Since then he works as a freelance director, DP and editor for shortfilms, musicvideos and imagefilms. In 2013 he produced the shortfilm "Sweet Sea Breeze" together with Thomas Hessmann as his bachelor thesis project.

Awards + Festivals

  • *2nd AWARD*
    21st FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Germany)September 13, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    XXS KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Dortmund, Germany) September 15, 2014
  • FESTIVAL DU INTERNATIONAL DU COURT MÉTRAGE LILLE (Hybride’s Competition, France)October 3, 2014
  • 55th NORDISCHE FILMTAGE LÜBECK (Competition, Germany)November 1, 2013
  • *AWARD OF RHINELAND-PALATINATE*
    30th VIDEO/FILM TAGE - SCREENING_013 KOBLENZ (Competition, Germany)November 2, 2013
  • *SHORT FILM AWARD*
    FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (short film Competition, Mainz, Germany)November 26, 2013
  • FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2013 (Competition, Germany)November 28, 2013
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    24th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)January 25, 2014
  • CA’ FOSCARI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 4 (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)March 19, 2014
  • 15th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition category: Sprungbrett, Germany)March 26, 2014
  • CLUJ SHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)March 27, 2014
  • *2nd PRIZE*
    14th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 24th FILMKUNSTFEST MECKLENBURG-VORPOMMERN (Short film Competition, Germany)May 6, 2014
  • 16th KURZFILMFESTIVAL WEIMAR – BACKUP (Competition, Germany)May 24, 2014
  • E.WERK FESTIVAL (Screening, Weimar, Germany)May 31, 2014
  • FUSION FESTIVAL 2014 (Screening, Germany)June 26, 2014
  • *3rd PRIZE FICTIONAL FILM*
    21st OPENEYES FILMFEST (Competition, Marburg, Germany)July 17, 2014
  • 1st PRIZE: ŠKODA SHORTFILM PRIZE
    SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Final Selection, Mainz, Germany)August 9, 2014
  • 3rd EKA DESHMA – FESTIVAL DE CONTEMPORARY CINEMA (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)September 19, 2014
  • 11th NAOUSSA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greece)September 25, 2014
  • 8th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Made in Germany Programme, Bucharest, Romania)September 26, 2014
  • 27th CASTELLINARIA FILM FESTIVAL (Shorts Section, Switzerland)November 15, 2014
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    2nd “EAT MY SHORTS” - HAGENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competiton, Germany)November 21, 2014
  • BEST OF OPENEYES (Screening, Gevelsberg, Germany)January 30, 2015
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN 2015 (Competition, Germany)February 20, 2015
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Event Screening, Germany)July 19, 2015

Crew

Director
Thomas Hessmann, Stefan Siebert
Screenplay
Thomas Hessmann
Producer
Thomas Hessmann, Stefan Siebert
Director Of Photography
Felix Meinhardt
Editor
Stefan Siebert
Sound-Design
Franziska Lehmann
Sound-Recording
Christian Behrens, Recordbay
Music
Thomas Hessmann

Details

Running Time
19:25
Shooting Format
Red Epic RAW 5k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
Scope
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL & PRODUCTION

FH AACHEN
Kalverbenden 6
52066 Aachen, Germany

FH Düsseldorf
Universitätsstraße 1
40225 Düsseldorf, Germany