TATA

A Film by Markus E. Müller

Synopsis

Set against the backdrop of Late-Nineties Belgrade, TATA tells the story of Marko, a widower and single father, who is struggling to survive in the post war economic crisis. His main goal is to secure his daughter Azra’s future and to buy her a dress for prom, so far the most important day of her young life. After several unsuccessful attempts to earn honest money, Marko is forced to admit to a devil’s deal, in order to make the ultimate sacrifice for Azra.

Director

  • Picture of Markus E. Müller © Markus E. Müller

    Markus E. Müller

    Markus studied filmmaking at Vienna's SAE Institute for Creative Media Education. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking from SAE's campus in Berlin via the Middlesex University of London. Directly out of school, Markus began working as an Assistant Camera Operator in documentary films. However, this did not entirely satisfy his creative appetite. The photographic aesthetic of motion pictures is "one of the most beautiful and interesting tools in evoking emotion from an audience." So with the encouragement of his former professors, Markus moved to New York to study Cinematography. By virtue of his previous years of study, Markus arrived at the New York Film Academy with exemplary skills in visual story-telling and lighting. Through his various projects, which include: feature films, shorts, commercials, and music videos, Markus continues to develop his own style through unique lighting, framing and camera movement.

Awards + Festivals

  • 1st PRIZE FILMMAKER OF THE FUTURE AWARD
    20th FLICKERS’ RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVALAugust 9, 2016
  • 17th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Izmir, Turkey)November 1, 2016
  • *WINNER BEST ACTOR & BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS*
    1st NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 3, 2017
  • *2nd PLACE AUDIENCE AWARD*
    18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • *BEST OF THE MONTH AND BEST SHORT*
    GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE(Official Selection, London, UK)March 16, 2017
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST SHORT FILM CATEGORY FICTION & BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC SCORE*
    18th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'AUBAGNE 2017 (Short Film Competition, Category Fiction, France)March 20, 2017
  • DINGLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ireland)March 23, 2017
  • 20th DIAGONALE - FESTIVAL DES ÖSTERREICHISCHEN FILMS (Official Selection, Graz, Austria)March 28, 2017
  • 35th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF URUGUAY (Official Selection, Montevideo, Uruguay)April 6, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT (OVER 20MIN)*
    6th JULIEN DUBUQUE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Iowa, USA)April 20, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • CANNES COURT MÉTRAGE (Short Film Corner, France)May 16, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 64th PULA FILM FESTIVAL (Short Int'l Programme, Pula, Croatia)July 15, 2017
  • 8th ONE COUNTRY ONE FILM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Apchat, France)July 27, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • *JURY AWARD OF RECOGNITION*
    2nd BLACK SEA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vama Veche, Romania)August 8, 2017
  • *WINNER BEST SCORE* *NOMINEE BEST DRAMA* *NOMINEE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)
  • STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 18, 2017
  • 7th FARCUME - FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CURTAS-METRAGENS DE FARO (Official Selection, Faro, Algarve, Portugal)August 21, 2017
  • 5th KRALJEVSKI FILMSKI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kraljevo, Serbia)August 31, 2017
  • 4th ARTCITY SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Buea, Cameroon)October 10, 2017
  • 1st FIC AUTOR - AUTHOR'S INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)November 10, 2017
  • *BEST NARRATIVE FILM*
    2nd BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)December 2, 2017
  • 1st GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE FILM FESTIVAL - ANNUAL EVENT (Official Selection, London, UK)January 11, 2018
  • 4th BANJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)April 6, 2018

Crew

Director
Markus E. Müller
Screenplay
Markus E. Müller
Producer
Therese Seemann
Line Producer
Stefan Mladenović
Director of Photography
Markus E. Müller
Art Direction
Dragan Kaplarević
Costume Design
Marija Čarapina
Sound
Zoran Maksimović
Editor
Bojan Kosović
Sound Design
Zoran Maksimović
Music
Nikola Jeremić

Details

Running Time
25.00 mins
Shooting Format
Digital, Arri Alexa
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope (2.40:1)
Sound
5.1

Contact

DISTRIBUTION /FILM AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCTION COMPANY

Mueller & Co Cinematographers KG
Markus E. Müller
Ruckerlberggasse 10
8010 Graz, Austria

+43 (0) 664 – 2423786

mucopic@gmail.com
http://markusemueller.com
http://www.mcocine.com
https://www.facebook.com/MEMCINEMA

PRODUCER

Therese Seemann

+43 (0) 664 – 5111895

therese.seemann@gmail.com