With gallows humour and excruciating realism, Voltage tells of the agony involved in falling hard for Mr. Wrong. Equal parts determined and despondent, Lizzy attempts to get something going with techno DJ Bernhard. He for his part makes no secret of the fact that the feeling isn’t mutual, preferring instead to use her clumsy advances to serve his own aims. When he asks her to drive him to a party one night, Lizzy summons up a last bit of hope.
by Samira Ghahremani
with Alina Schaller, Lukas Matuschek, Nicole Meidlinger
Austria 2017 German 16’ Colour


  • Alina Schaller (Lizzy)
  • Lukas Matuschek (Bernhard)
  • Nicole Meidlinger (Woman at the door)


Written and Directed by Samira Ghahremani
Cinematography Johannes Höß
Editing Esther Fischer
Music Benedikt Palier
Sound Design Klaus Mistlberger
Sound Ken Rischard, Joseph Mittermeier
Production Design Saleh Rozati
Costumes Lena List
Make-Up Lena List
Casting Julia Reiter, Rebecca Hirneise
Assistant Director Julia Reiter, Rebecca Hirneise
Production Management Silvia Winziger
Producers Rebecca Hirneise, Silvia Winzinger

Samira Ghahremani

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1990, she studied media technology at the the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences in Austria. Since 2012 she has been working as an assistant editor and editor for film and television documentaries. She has been studying editing at the Film Academy Vienna since 2014.


2015 Franz; short film 2016 Abseits; short film 2017 Voltage; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018