Way Back

A Film by Per Kasch


It is a coincidental discovery that tears a broke private detective out of his daily routine and turns his life upside down. He embarks on a search into the past to change his future.


  • Picture of Per Kasch © Per Kasch

    Per Kasch

    Per Kasch was born in 1980 on the North German coast, where he discovered his love for acting and photography at an early age. After his acting studies he went first as a photographer to Berlin, later Hamburg and Zurich. In his photography, Per is particularly interested in the stories and situations between people.
    Parallel to his work as a recognized photographer, Per decided to tell his stories in moving pictures. "Way Back" is his debut as a director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd SA INDIE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Cape Town, South Africa)May 24, 2019
  • 3rd CHELMSFORD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chelmsford, UK)June 7, 2019
  • 4th SILICON BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, CA, USA)June 13, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
    11th ORTIGIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ortigia, Sicilia)July 13, 2019
  • 26th OPENEYES FILMFEST MARBURG (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 24, 2019
  • 4th BE EPIC! LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 2, 2019
  • 5th VERACRUZ SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico)August 22, 2019
  • 6th BENICIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Benicia, CA, USA)September 6, 2019
  • 12th MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rockford, Illinois, USA)September 13, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 8th VISIONI CORTE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaeta, Italy)September 21, 2019
  • 3rd RIVNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rivne, Ukraine)September 24, 2019
  • 4th FICMA SALAMANCA (Official Selection, Salamanca, Spain)September 26, 2019
  • 4th REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, NY, USA)September 27, 2019
  • 2nd SHERIDAN WYO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sheridan, Wyoming, USA)October 4, 2019
  • 6th CROWN HEIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, NY, USA)October 10, 2019
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL CANTON (Official Selection, Guangzhou, China)October 19, 2019
  • CERVIGNANO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cervignano del Friuli, Italy)October 23, 2019
  • 6th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)October 24, 2019
  • 5th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salvador, Brazil)November 1, 2019
  • 1st ATHENS MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)November 9, 2019
  • 32nd EXGROUND FILMFEST (Supporting Film Program, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 15, 2019
  • 18th ALMERÍA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Almería, Spain)November 16, 2019
  • 3rd BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 17, 2019
  • 12th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)November 19, 2019
  • 3rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OF BEVEREN (Official Selection, Beveren, Belgium)November 23, 2019
  • 24th CAMINHOS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coimbra, Portugal)November 23, 2019
  • 22nd FALUDI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 27, 2019
  • 2nd QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)December 7, 2019
  • UNDER THE STARS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2019 (Official Selection, Bari, Italy)December 15, 2019
  • 4th BELGAUM INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgaum, India)December 21, 2019
  • 4th CINETIME - CHANDLER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Chandler AZ, USA)January 17, 2020
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)January 28, 2020
  • 7th SNOWDANCE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landsberg, Germany)February 6, 2020
  • 5th MEDELLÍN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – FESTMEDALLO (Official Selection, Medellín, Colombia)February 13, 2020
  • 9th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE PEHUAJÓ (Official Selection, Pehuajó, Buenos Aires, Argentina)February 17, 2020
  • 16th KINOFILM - MANCHESTER INT'L SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Manchester, United Kingdom)February 25, 2020
    HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - 2019 SUMMER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sol Venue, CA, USA)March 28, 2020
  • 2nd DEPTFORD CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)May 1, 2020
  • 11th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA)May 7, 2020
  • 23rd KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING (Official Selection, Thalmässing, Germany)May 22, 2020
  • 5th FESTIVAL DE CINE ORO NEGRO (Official Selection, Nanchital, Veracruz, Mexico)May 28, 2020
  • 2nd PALEOCHORA LOST WORLD SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paleochora, Crete, Greece)May 30, 2020
  • 3rd REALE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Milano, Italy)June 13, 2020
  • 26th SAN GIÒ - VERONA VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Verona, Italy)July 23, 2020
  • 8th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Weyregg, Austria)September 24, 2020


Per Kasch
Per Kasch
Eric Gukelberger, Per Kasch
Director of Photography
Tristan Siefert
Art Direction
Franzi Neumann
Costume Design
Franzi Neumann
Not a Machine
Florian "The Rabbit" Baeker
Sound Design
Not a Machine
Not a Machine


Anthony Watterson
Maarten Roemer
Hendry Cruz
Andrina Stauffer
Manuel Nagel


Running Time
03:18 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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

+49 (0)30 61620068



Per Kasch
Bertastrasse 6
8003 Zurich, Switzerland

+41 78 686 99 73