Stop Look Listen

Matt Davies, sound artist, finds his sonic treasures in the most unlikely places. Communicating with spirits, a fascination with the unpredictable and an unknowable sunken city build his cosmos.

  • Ralf Jakubski
    Director
    Waiting for the summer's return
  • Wanda Kies
    Director
  • Michael Sommermeyer
    Producer
    Waiting for the summer's return
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Ralf Jakubski, Wanda Kies

Ralf Jakubski was born in Dresden in 1975. After a professional training as an editor he studied sociology, philosophy and history, while working as a lighting, sound and camera assistant, as well as an editor, for numerous short and feature-length films. In 2006, he co-founded the production company hechtfilm together with Michael Sommermeyer, where he works as a cinematographer, editor and as a shooting scheduler. He also works as a freelance editor, cameraman and camera assistant for advertisement, short films and documentaries.
“Stop Look Listen” is his directing debut, in close cooperation with Wanda Kies.

Wanda Kies was born in Dresden in 1984 and studied art teaching in Freiburg. During her photography studies in Bristol in 2007, she met Matt Davies. Already then, she accompanied him on his field recordings and helped him with his project in Oberhausen. After her internship, she returned to Dresden where she works as a primary school teacher and, for several years, managed the children’s programme and the children’s workshop at the Schmalfilmtage festival. In 2013, she invited Matt Davies with the request to design a film installation for the festival.

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