“Seeds are gonna be the new currency” – The Big Short (2015) – Highly recommended!!

More than enjoyable: it’s an entertaining and at the same time very moving look at what led to the crash in 2008 that affected my family and me so terribly. If you know me, you’ll know why.

Playing “Crazy” during the “confession session” of the loan brokers scene is so obvious that it’s genius.

“The Big Short” is such wonderful quote fest. The woman at Standard & Poors says: “What do you think we do here all day?” – “Well, what do you do?”. The flip side of this is of course, that all those models that really smart financial mathematicians (and I mean that in all honesty) built and that were running on, I don’t know, either a gigantic server farm or the equivalent of a Raspberry Pi, couldn’t see, that something was fundamentally wrong. That is a lesson to be learned!!

My hope is that this movie will win big at the Oscars 2016.

 

5 Things You Need To Make A Short Film That People Will Give A F**k About – Raindance

  1. A Great Script Something that I’ve noticed about many shorts coming out of film schools and most film festival submissions is, that there’s a wealth of “well directed” shorts, or beautiful films shot on super 16mm, using Cooke lenses helmed by super-talented cinematographers.. but do I care for the actual film? Rarely.  What I …

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Oscar Nominierung für Patrick Vollrath – Alles wird gut | Everything will be okay

Wir (das Team von “Kein Applaus” der auch lief) hatten “Alles wird gut” beim Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival gesehen und waren dort schon völlig begeistert von “Alles wird gut”. Patrick Vollrath hat alles richtig gemacht bei diesem Film: die Geschichte ist glaubwürdig, die Bilder sind realistisch und trotzdem meilenweit entfernt von reality TV, die Dialoge sind gut und die Schauspieler ganz große Klasse! So geht Filmemachen!

Eine verdiente Nominierung und ich drücke Patrick die Daumen!!

http://www.patrickvollrath.com/#!awgdeutsch/c1peq

It’s a wrap – Landshut Film Festival

Over the weekend we were in Landshut for the 16th. Landshut Kurzfilmfestival (short film festival). They showed our film “Kein Applaus” and we ended up in the audience favorite!

We all had a great time and I hope to come back here sometime in the future!

I would like to mention four films I saw there that were quite outstanding:

Alles wird gut

The best film I saw there. The film is about a desperate father and his daughter by Patrick Vollrath. It was incredible.  No cliches, astonishing acting. Wonderful filmmaking.

Sneeze Freeze

A very short film about a money-hostage exchange gone wrong by Gabriel Borgetto. Excellent and fun entertainment.

Totes Land

A mothers and daughters struggle against being relocated for the expansion of an open-strip coal mine. Researched, written and directed by Benjamin Pfohl. If you have a link, please add it in the comments. I’ll move it up here.

Auf den Hund gekommen

A comedy and the winner of the audience award. Directed by Tom Sommerlatte.