Gentle Skill

Two women are walking home in the evening, a worried father is stuck at a bus station while a conversation turns dangerously sour at the bar. Gentle Skill tell a story about self-defense, self-assertion and civil courage in daily life with an unexpected and surprising twist that interconnects various incidents in one evening. The film is dedicated to all those who are not able to defend themselves.

  • David Moore Lorusso
    Director
  • David Moore Lorusso
    Writer
  • Tsegaye Degineh
    Writer
    stupid smartphone therapy
  • Meret Wagner
    Producer
  • Sabelski Vanessa
    Key Cast
  • Tsegaye Degineh
    Key Cast
    Ethiopic soul & blood, stupid smartphone therapy
  • Tanja Lenz
    Key Cast
  • Saron Degineh
    Key Cast
    Theater: Fotos Leonce und Lena, Film: stupid smartphone therapy, Alene Feeldbender, Theater- The Unfinished life of Addison Stone, Teen, TV- Spot Penny Nachbarschaft, Theater Antigone, Jess, Theater- Maria Niemand, Taitu, Film Gentle Skill
  • Thomas Skowronek
    Key Cast
  • Dominik Ingendaay
    Key Cast
  • René Spitzer
    Key Cast
  • Cecilia Fracchia
    Key Cast
  • Eva Asmus
    Key Cast
  • Michael Gust
    Key Cast
  • Mikolaj Masluk-Meller
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 8, 2017
    Semi-Finalist
  • Roma Cinema DOC
    Rom
    Italy
    Official Selection
  • Delhi International Film Festival
    Delhi
    India
    Official Selection
  • Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival
    Antwerpen
    Belgium
    November 25, 2017
    Official Selection
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    December 18, 2017
    Winner Best Experiment
  • Hollywood Screenings Film Festiva
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Official Selection
  • RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
    Official Selection
Director Biography - David Moore Lorusso

David Moore Lorusso, an Italian, born 1995, is a Cinematography student at DEKRA Film Collage in Berlin, Gemany in major subjects Cinematography and Film/Video Production. He gathered experiences on the project "BlackBox" as a VFX-Artist and scriptwriter for the video contest of ALL RISE, which won the first international price. He worked in cooperation with Bühlmann Labs AG to produce a Spot ("The three Bühlmann Minutes") at UEGW 2015 in Barcelona to promote one of their products. Besides he is working as Camera Operator for a MAD Film Productions.

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