Cuckoo Countdown

Follow a guy from Connecticut as he discovers the changes his study abroad has instigated. In his final week of study abroad, he confronts his time in Freiburg, Germany. Through sharing his experience and linking it to the experiences of other students in his program, his study abroad can live on. His journey from start to finish discusses the escapist qualities of study abroad and how an individual can confront them.

  • Robert James Marcinauskis
  • Robert James Marcinauskis
  • Robert James Marcinauskis
  • Robert James Marcinauskis
    Key Cast
    "Man in Suit"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 11, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Rochester
Director Biography - Robert James Marcinauskis

Robert Marcinauskis is a Senior at the University of Rochester. Majoring in Financial Economics and International Relations with a minor in Studio Art. This film is the first time he has picked up a film camera. His intention was to create longevity out of his study abroad experience.

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Director Statement

This movie was shot running through the streets of a small city in Germany using a camera found in the bottom of a bin in the IES Abroad center. I am not a professional filmmaker, but I felt as though this experience needed to be represented in the form of a video. So, I learned camera skills along the way and captured what I think is the heart of the experience I had, as well as the other students in our program. As the Cuckoo Clock ticks, I hope you enjoy and relate to the experience I had.