The Hostage

A Film by Lynda Bartnik

Synopsis

Vida wakes in a barn. Disorientated she looks around and slowly comprehends her situation. She is gagged and her hands and feet are tied. Panic sets in, she tries to free herself. But the cords do not give way. When she slips in her attempts and makes a loud noise an armed man enters the barn. Vida struggles to breath.

Director

  • Picture of Lynda Bartnik © Vicky Heienbrok

    Lynda Bartnik

    Lynda Bartnik (born 1982 in Bremen) graduated in 2009 from university with a diploma in cultural studies and sociology. During her studies she made several short films and award-winning music clips. From 2007 to 2012 she was working as production assistant and AD for several feature films and TV movies (e.g. Groupies bleiben nicht zum Frühstück, Blutzbrüdaz, Mann tut was man kann, Heute bin ich blond und Das Adlon). In 2013 Lynda Bartnik graduated from an one-year-training to become a professional writer called Masterschool Drehbuch; subsequently she became a trainee of Cinecentrum Berlin, where she has been working as producer’s assistant. In this position she was responsible for the development of an ARD-TV-drama-series. In April 2015 Lynda Bartnik and a small team made The Hostage, before she started her job as junior story liner for the ARD-telenovela Rote Rosen in May 2015. Lynda Bartnik now works as freelance story liner and writer.

Awards + Festivals

  • 34th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, München, Germany)July 1, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    OPEN SCREEN (Filmbüro Bremen, Official Selection, Bremen, Germany) July 19, 2016
  • 2nd FILMFEST BREMEN (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)September 25, 2016
  • 55th FILM COLLECTION BREMEN (Official Selection, Bremen, Germany)November 12, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 12th AURORA: FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE HORROR DE GUANAJUATO (Official Selection, Guanajuato, Mexico)February 27, 2017
  • REEL SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Grande Prairie, Canada)May 15, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017

Crew

Director
Lynda Bartnik
Screenplay
Lynda Bartnik
Producer
Lynda Bartnik / Jennifer Nitz
Director of Photography
Yaro Blocksdorff
Art Direction
Merle Stahmann
Sound
Lennart Ulrich
Editor
Mark Broszeit
Sound Design
Lennart Ulrich, Felix Stahmann
Music
Felix Stahmann

Details

Running Time
7:23 mins
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Lynda Bartnik

lbartnik@gmx.net