A PASSING STORM
DRAMA | 2022 | RUNTIME ~15 minutes
Annika (30) has been given a job opportunity in Berlin. Yet Niklas (30), her partner, does not want to leave his comfort zone. Their discussion turns into a heated argument, not just about moving, but the state of their relationship.
A PASSING STORM, JAMES TISSOT, OIL ON CANVAS, CIRCA 1876
Paintings serve as a regular source of inspiration to me. I’ve encountered this painting on an app which presents new art every day (Daily Art) and instantly fell in love it. Especially the separation of the characters expressed through several means (the juxtaposition of their faces, him claiming the upper half of the painting and her owning the lower half; the amount of detail in her face, the layers they occupy, the “set design” – the window, the separate rooms, them still being connected by the open balcony door, …) and the setting of a passing storm in the background. This sparked a multitude of ideas and a fascination for the dynamics of an arguing couple.
Our film now wants to recapture some of the ideas presented in this painting. I’ve based the structure of the script on the idea of a storm – there is a build-up, the storm itself and the calm after the storm. And there are more literal references, like the protagonists being a couple who argue, an actual storm accompanying their fight and expressing their relationship through spatial means (= blocking).
A PASSING STORM WAS SHOT ON ARRI AMIRA WITH A 24 MM LENS
The project consists of two separate one-shots, one for each character, repeating the scene. ANNI and NIKLAS receive their own film respectively.
Collaboration lies at the heart of filmmaking. Every single member of the cast and crew shapes the film’s identity. We come together to tell stories. This is the beauty of the filmmaking process.
|WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER||THOMAS BRINCK|
|PRODUCER, 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR||MATTHIAS PACHNER|
|EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, PRODUCTION ASSISTANT||REGINA STRÖßNER|
|PRODUCTION ASSISTANT||FRANKA GERKE|
|SCRIPT CONTINUITY||JOHANNA ORT|
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY||DOMINIK RAMSTECK|
|1ST ASSISTANT CAMERA||DANIEL GIERIG|
|2ND ASSISTANT CAMERA||FABIAN BARTSCH|
|BEST BOY||FABIAN BARTSCH|
|PRODUCTION DESIGN||JULIE GRIEBAU|
|MUAH & COSTUME CONSULTANT||CARINA ALBERSDÖRFER|
|SOUND RECORDIST, DIALOGUE EDITING||PHILIPP MERX|
|SOUND DESIGN, SOUND MIX||ANTON HAHMANN|