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Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Final Stage

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The present, the whole present and nothing but the present. A young man on a footbridge, a bus departs, his friend is gone. This is followed by a majestic parade through a shopping centre. This central shot in the film is a fragile balancing act between documentary observation and subtle direction. Deliberately asynchronous sound serves to heighten the sense that events are nothing more than a construction of an apparently familiar reality. The boy's melancholic bearing, and the way the film unfolds, are embedded in an extremely expressive, albeit narratively minimalistic, dramaturgy of colour. Vibrant colours introduce each individual sequence: blue, green, yellow, orange, red.

by
Nicolaas Schmidt

Germany 2017

Without dialogue

27 min · Colour

With

Aaron Hilmer (Ray)
Fynn Grossmann (Pär)

Crew

Written and directed by
Nicolaas Schmidt
Director of Photography
Arne Körner, Nicolaas Schmidt
Camera Assistant
David Reiber
Editor
Nicolaas Schmidt
Sound Design
Pablo Paolo Kilian, Nicolaas Schmidt
Sound
Pablo Paolo Kilian, Christofer Schwarz
Production Design
Julia Frankenberg, Pachet Fulmen
Costumes
Ada Genske
Make-up
Ada Genske
Casting
Sarah Drath
Assistant Director
Sarah Drath, Anna Hartlaub, Nina Wiesnagrotzki, Brit Körner
Production Management
Ray Juster
Co-producer
Nicolaas Schmidt
Co-production
ETTG Film, Hamburg

Biography

Nicolaas Schmidt

Born in 1979, he lives and works in Hamburg as a 'human resource and gréyalisateur', as he describes himself. He studied visual communications and film as well as art and time-based media at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg.

Filmography (short films)

2008 Neuseenland 2009 Sense+Innocence 2010 Der Lauf Und Chopin · Ohne Schlechtes Gewissen Genießen 2011 Die Reise Mit Der Eisenbahn Hat Sich Durchaus Ein Wenig Gelohnt 2012 Forever 2013 Break 2014 36000 Frames RGB · Leaving Monochromia 2015 36KFRGB-S29: Die Manifestation Des Kapitalismus In Unserem Leben Ist Die Traurigkeit · Autumn 2016 Compare 2017 Final Stage; medium-length film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2017

Produced by

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
www.hfbk-hamburg.de