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First floor

Total Care Insurance agents have to find out about insurance fraudsters. In addition to work, you use every opportunity to freshen up the dry everyday office life and interfere in the private life of your colleagues. The focal point next to the office is the bar next door.

The boss Irene never misses an opportunity to overgrow the work performance of her staff because business is not going well. It is a challenge for the employees to avoid the watchful eyes of the boss, who quickly reaches for the good bottle of vodka with excitement - whenever the excitement gets too great. For the employees, the boss's antics are both a blessing and a curse.

Anton is the most troubled by this. His attempts to see everything loosely are no solution. Not even for colleagues. Especially not for Jule, who is full of ambition in a competition with Anton to find out how many cases of fraud should be cleared up. Actually, the two of them like each other. But the rapprochement will not succeed under the eyes of the colleagues.

Simon doesn't notice anything, because he is too busy trying to get his supposedly screwed-up life in order. He would like to combine the easy-going manner of Anton and the cheeky quick-wittedness of his colleague Jule in one person. The office as a substitute for the missing apartment of his own is also a burden for everyone. Lilly wants to help Simon and let him move in with her.
To this end, I used all sorts of methods and found myself inventing things along the way. I tried to create the feeling of nostalgia, shooting visual elements that

  • David Jonas Frei
  • David Jonas Frei
  • Lukas Hübner
  • Felix Wagner
  • Valerie Bast
  • Raphael Stompe
  • David Jonas Frei
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    First floor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Filmarche Berlin
Director Biography - David Jonas Frei

Born in 1985 in Basel, started at the Theater Basel at the age of 17, which led him to the Salzburg Festival in 2004. He then studied acting for 4 years at the Michael Chekhov School in Berlin.
After the successful graduation followed permanent employment at the theater in Koblenz and then play contracts with the Landestheater NRW, Vienna, Basel and other places.
He also had appearances on television at ZDF, ARD and Sat 1, mostly in crime novels but also in other formats. At the same time he was seen in advertisements for Mate, Dachser, BWM, UBS, Bosch, Deichmann and others, but also in video clips.

In addition to acting, David-Jonas Frei began his career as a producer / director with a degree at the Filmarche Berlin film school. His graduation feature film "Bad Heroes" was shot, as was his production (executive producer) of the feature film "Arietes" which was shot in Brandenburg in the summer of 2021. He also made a music video "we are bad heroes" and a pilot series "First Floor" in 2021.

He teaches drama and production at various universities (Konrad Wolf, formerly HFF), at the drama school in Basel and at the film school Filmarche Berlin.

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