This Side of Nowhere

A Film by Christian Schröter

Synopsis

„David, why do they want the people not to leave?“, “Because they are afraid”
A huge wall marks a borderline, but its original purpose is long forgotten. A country full of people who risk everything to survive. “This Side of Nowhere” is the fictional story of two siblings who are on the run and a border patrol soldier who prevents any escape attempts. The movie is about hopes and sacrifices of refugees and supporters of the political system. “This Side of Nowhere” addresses the question what will happen if you lose your mankind by aiming for your personal freedom.

Director

  • Picture of Christian Schröter © Christian Schröter

    Christian Schröter

    After High School, Christian Schroeter decided to work in the movie business. A good start was VIVAFILM in Munich. Just two years later he had the possibility to work for ARRI Rental and cinegate, so he moved to Berlin. This founded the knowledge base to start his own projects as a director and writer. Meanwhile he followed his career as a lightning technician, which, 10 years later, he professionalized as a bestboy and gaffer. 2010, he started to work on the graduate film of his long term cameraman Petja Gohr: This Side of Nowhere. This was also his debut feature as a director and writer.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 5th BODDINALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 9, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • *BEST SCIENCE FICTION, HORROR, MYSTERY, THRILLER, FANTASTIC FEATURE FILM*
    2nd CIUDAD DE MÉXICO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, México City, México)June 25, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 10th CYBORG FILM FESTIVAL (Not Competitive Section CyBorg OFF, Umbria, Tuscany and Liguria, Italy)September 22, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL October 25, 2017
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS VKRATZE! (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Christian Schröter
Producer
Philip Pollmanns
Director
Christian Schröter
Director of Photography
Petja Gohr
Art Direction
Alex Flagstad, Peter Baro, Philip Pollmanns
Costume Design
Marie Lau
Sound
Casper Sachse
Editor
Diana Matous, Zhelyaz Tomov
Sound Design
Clemens Brix
Music
Christian Seifert

Details

Running Time
43 mins
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILMSCHOOL

Kunsthochschule Kassel
Menzelstr. 16-15
34121 Kassel

PRODUCER

Philip Pollmanns

Philip.pollmanns@outlook.de
https://www.facebook.com/thissideofnowhere/?fref=ts

DIRECTOR

Christian Schröter

chris.schroeter@gmx.net