Experiencing Interruptions?

What makes women tick

Linda, is an emancipated and self-confident young business woman on the fast lane. She thinks that she´s fully under control of her emotions, career and relationship. Linda who is very much in love with her boyfriend Christian, is convinced that she´ll marry him one day. However, Christian´s proposal comes exactly the moment when Linda is promoted as chief editor at the head office of her lifestylemagazin.
Linda needs to move to Berlin and Christian can´t come with her as he has his own business to look after . Their feelings for eachother are now being tried. What is more important to Linda, Christian or another tick on her career ladder. In this moment of despair, Linda´s feelings materialize themselves and become visible for her. Only Linda is able to see them. She´s confronted with her mind which is very rational and her mind rejects "love" as it has too much emotion.

  • Svetlana Schotte
  • Svetlana Schotte
  • Svetlana Schotte
  • Caroline Leusau
    Co Producer
  • Jennifer Buschmann
    Key Cast
  • Ilva Melchior
    Key Cast
  • Laura Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Laura Jo Schumacher
    Key Cast
  • Caroline Leisau
    Key Cast
  • Marie Versini
    Key Cast
    "Marie Versini"
  • Ulf Montanus
    Key Cast
    "Henry Kilian"
  • Peter Eberst
    Key Cast
  • Tiffany Knittel
    Key Cast
  • Silvia Westenfelder
    Key Cast
  • Annika Herget
    Key Cast
  • Petra Caroline van Ierrland
    Key Cast
  • Vera Maria Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Christoph Bahr
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television, Other
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 EUR
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  • Berlin Independent Film Festival
    February 27, 2020
    Best Female Director
  • Best Actor Award - New York
    New York
    United States
    Best Actress
  • Oniros Film Awards
    Best 1st time Director
  • Oniros Film Award
    Best Screenplay
  • Hollywood Independent Filmmaker
    United States
    Gold Award
Distribution Information
  • Vimeo
    Sales Agent
    Country: Germany
    Rights: Video on Demand
  • Amazon
    Country: Germany
    Rights: Video on Demand
  • Pantaflix
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Svetlana Schotte

My name is Svetlana Schotte and I was born on June 1, 1976 in Moldova and grew up there. Since my childhood it was clear to me that I want to be a film director. After leaving school, I studied theater directing and acting at the Republican College of Art in Soroca (Moldova) between 1991 and 1994. My first ties to the cultural scene were made while studying in the dramatic theater "Prometeu" where I became involved as an actress. I consider myself very lucky because I had the honor to play some important acting roles.

1992: „Brust an Brust“ (Chest to Chest) by Ion Druta; awarded the gold medal at the International Theatre Festival of Comedy "Constantin Tanase" in Vaslui, Romania.

In 1992, I played the leading role of Mita in "Liolà" by Luigi Pirandello. Winning the first prize at the International Theater Festival in Zalau, Romania

1993: Die Skorpionin (the female scorpion) in „Soparla“ „Ящерица“ (Die Eidechse, The Lizard) by Alexander Volodin

In 1995 I began studying at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau. I wanted to broaden my horizons and become an event producer. After three semesters I realized that being an event producer was not the right thing for me and I decided to drop out of college.

From 1995, I started working as a freelance actress for various drama theatres. I participated in various commercials and corporate productions in Moldova and Romania.

In 2002 I emigrated to Germany and later decided to become a screenwriter.

From 2010 to 2012, I completed a correspondence course at ILS in the subject "Be an author - learn to write" where I wrote the first script: "Revanche" (Revenge) – a play in the agent-action genre.
Having in mind to produce films, I attended various seminars at Filmhaus Köln such as: continuity, assistant director, unit manager, and the realization of a script as a movie with Nicole Wegmann.

2012: Establishing my own company „Schobuk UG“- print and media products.

Between 2012 and 2013, the writer's workshop in Cologne Film House (Kölner Filmhaus) took place, where the script "I give you death" („Ich schenke dir den Tod“) was developed. In parallel to this, I worked on other screenplays for feature films and short films.

In 2013 I realized my first image film on behalf of my own company.

In 2014 the short films „Kill Heels“ and „Valentinstag“ (Valentine’s Day) followed.

2015: Short film „Interview mit dem Brautpaar“ (Interview With the Bridal Couple)
2016: „From Ustraina with Love“ by To Moe, produced by „Wörner Movieproductions“, for which I executed the unit management. The film competed in the video contest of Deutsche Post.

2019 my first feature film „What makes women tick“

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