The Man With The Hammer

A Film by Mario Zozin

Synopsis

Every endurance athlete fears him. With runners, he usually waits until somewhere between kilometer 30 and 35. Then he strikes. Again and again. Legs turn to lead; the pulse rises. Cramps and stitches set in followed by the feeling of total exhaustion.
This is the so-called “The Man with the Hammer”.

On his run through rough terrain a long-distance runner suddenly encounters the merciless Hammerman. It´s the start of a dramatic battle which takes place within the athlete. Who will be the victor? Body or spirit? Pain or will? Raw force or absolute focus?

Director

  • Picture of Mario Zozin © Mario Zozin

    Mario Zozin

    Mario went to the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg (Germany) where he set the groundwork for a versatile career by writing and directing music videos, commercials, and short films which won him international acclaim including a Cannes Young Director Award. He graduated in 2011. Since then, Mario’s unique combination of craft and creativity has allowed him to create commercials for a client list that includes Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Chase or Lufthansa. In 2018 he also directed his first TV-Drama Series called „Team 13“ (Germany / Primetime / Five episodes).
    Mario currently lives with his wife and his two kids near Cologne, Germany. As an ambitious triathlete he has met „The Man With The Hammer“ during races several times - fortunately he has always made it to the finish line so far.

Awards + Festivals

  • 4th NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)June 3, 2019
  • 17th TABOR FILM FESTIVAL - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Desinić, Croatia)July 11, 2019
  • 5th RUN NATION RUNNING FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New South Wales, Australia)August 1, 2019
  • 8th WASTELAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Outside of California City, CA, USA)September 26, 2019
  • 33rd BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)November 19, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Mario Zozin
Screenplay
Mario Zozin
Producer
Lennart Frohne & Finn Kalk
Director of Photography
Carlo Jelavic
Production Design
Merlin Ortner
Costume Design
Grete Kellermann
Sound
Christoph Schilling
Editor
Marvin Kühner
Sound Design
Martin Schütze
Music
Axel Huber / Schnack Music Manufacture

Cast

The Man With The Hammer
Dave Crosland
Runner
Benjamin Wise

Details

Running Time
08:57 min
Shooting Format
33mm
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35
Sound
5.1 , stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION

Jan Behrens
Rabbicorn Films
Managing Partner
Weidenallee 24a
20357 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0)40 43179070
Jan@rabbicornfilms.com
www.rabbicornfilms.com

DIRECTOR

Mario Zozin
Dürener Strasse 9
50171 Kerpen, Germany

mail@mariozozin.com
www.mariozozin.com

+49 (0)163 7696492

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