Re-entry

The jazz ballad "Re-entry" creates a romantic, almost erotic atmosphere with its smooth composition of saxophone and electric piano tunes.
It sets the perfect mood for a lingerie-inspired dream of translucent garments and lace.
Yet despite all display of openness and familiarity there are secrets that remain hidden in heart and thought, behind closed doors that can't be entered.

  • Stefanie Hoefgen
    Director
  • Stefanie Hoefgen
    Producer
  • Stefanie Hoefgen
    Key Cast
  • Josh Mitchell-Frey
    Cinematography
  • Shaun Harris
    Music
  • Holly Burnham
    Hair & Make-up
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Student, Short
  • Genres:
    Fashion, Commercial
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Aphrodite Film Awards 2019

    Finalist
  • Underground FilmFest 2017

    Official Selection
  • International Music Video Underground 2017

    Semi-Finalist
Director Biography - Stefanie Hoefgen

I have always had a passion for art, especially for all sorts of performing art. Straight after high school I had absolved a year of internships in the entertainment industry in Munich, Germany, where I was born and raised. Then I went on to study a Fine Art minor at University Augsburg. I attended various drama classes in my home country and abroad, and in 2011 I received a best actress award at the Ignite Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, for a film project produced by the Salvation Army, which was also aired on national television over Christmas. Over the years I gained professional experience as an actress, model, singer and dancer in an international environment, until I felt the urge to create my very own projects.
Soon I found myself behind the scenes of all kinds of different art forms. I created my own costumes in collaboration with a seamstress, I organized my own photo shoots and I finally started to draw up story boards to visualize ideas for the moving image. Out of practicality I usually work behind as well as in front of the camera in my own projects. I have focused on videos mainly involving music and fashion in some form, but I am currently also in the postproduction process of a ten minute thriller short film, which is my biggest endeavour so far as a director/producer.
For more information and for a display of some of my work please feel free to visit my website at www.stefaniehoefgen.com.

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Director Statement

Sometimes there is a point in life when we have to make a decision, either for security or for freedom. In order to achieve victory the mind will suggest security as the way to go, a balanced calculation of all the variables. At the same time though the heart might yearn for freedom, freedom of thought, freedom of speech, and at the bottom line, the freedom to go against conventions that, with their strict standards, might hinder your personal little creations to grow.
Re-entry was admittedly created against the odds.
Billilla Mansion, listed on the National Trust Register for its elegance and historical significance, happened to emerge as our shooting location out of many possible mansions in the greater Melbourne area, with an hourly rate unimaginable to afford for anyone involved. I was sourcing down shooting locations that lived up to my bold vision of splendor and beauty for nearly 10 months and I had almost given up my hopes when, on one of my random round of phone calls to the facility management offices of potential mansions, I found out that the owner of Billilla was about to change and that there was a window of several days which would offer us the chance to use the mansion upon terms of the goodwill of the facilities manager.
Long story short, the cost for this glamorous shooting location came down to a box of chocolates in gratitude for his benevolence.
The other factors that made up for the missing financial aspect were an extremely positive, creative and professional work attitude of everyone involved and last but not least, God's blessing and his divine sunlight on that day which, with its angles and colours at just the right spots, underlined the intricate work of our cinematographer, and with it, the team effort of us all.