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First Work, Then Play

Partner: future frames – presented by european film promotion   |   AG Kurzfilm

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Director: Brenda Lien

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Stuck between high performance-pressure and negative self-talk we follow young music-producer Maxi´s path into madness. Her passion has become a profession, leading to a self-destructive downward-spiral. Is she chasing her dreams or chasing herself?

Details

Duration: 20 min.

Country: Germany

Language: English

Year: 2022

Genre: Animation, Experimental, Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Adult, Art, Capitalism, Consumerism, Crisis, Discrimination, Dream, Drugs, Economic status, Every Day Life, Experimental, Feminism, Health, Horror, Internet, Loneliness, Media, Mental Health, Music, Obsession, Patriarchy, Philosophy, Poverty, Racism, Social, Struggle, Trauma, Women, Work

Cast & Crew

Director: Brenda Lien

Producer: Brenda Lien & Seemab Gul

Writer: Brenda Lien

Cinematographer: Dubravka Kurobasa

Editor: Brenda Lien, Andrea Grumbt, Kira König

Actors: Anthonette Olaleye Annelle Olaleye Lona Culmer-Schellbach

Distributor Company: Kurzfilm Agentur Hamburg

Festivals & Awards

2022

Flickerfest

Filmfest Dresden

Hamburg Short Film Festival

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