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The confused entrepreneur's son Nico, the naive bon vivant Mali and the thin-skinned composer Arthur want to win the rent for their Berlin apartment in a start-up competition with a life-swapping app. Together with the strong-willed programmer Nina, they test their app and reach their own limits in each other's everyday life.

  • Maximilian Allgeier
  • Linus Joos
  • Maximilian Allgeier
  • Linus Joos
  • Anisha Cornips
  • Christoph A. Klimke
  • Jonathan Steinhardt
  • Jonathan Steinhardt
  • Maximilian Allgeier
  • Sina Tkotsch
    Key Cast
  • Thiago Jakob Braga de Oliveira
    Key Cast
  • Ferdinand Hofer
    Key Cast
  • Maximilian Allgeier
    Key Cast
  • Edgar Fischnaller
  • Paul Schille
  • Elena Charbova
    Costume Design
  • Alexandra Welke
    Make-Up & Hair
  • Carola Sultan Keller
  • Irma Heinig
    Sound Supervisor
  • Bertolt Pohl
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    UP UP
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Television, Other
  • Genres:
    Sitcom, Dramedy, Serie
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 44 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Director Biography - Maximilian Allgeier, Linus Joos

Maximilian Allgeier is a film director, producer, screenwriter and award winning actor. “UP UP“ is his director debut series and it focuses on empathy as a driving force against social divide, while being delivered in a warm hearted, multicultural and comedic context. Film is his way of building bridges between people and he is interested in providing a better understanding of psychological behavior in correlation to the evolving digital age. The horizontal short form of “UP UP“” offers the possibility of bridging the gap between film and series and offers a young generation easy access with changing tonalities. Having studied acting at the Stella Adler Academy in Los Angeles, with the support of a scholarship (Mark Ruffalo/Holland Taylor), from 2007-2009, he enjoys learning from filmmakers all over the world and in all fields of filmmaking.

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Director Statement

Statement by Maximilian Allgeier
Creator | Head writer - Director - Producer

Changing the world for the better and making money at the same time is not easy.
Staying honest with others and yourself along the way is even harder.

Nevertheless, our charming characters want to try. They start with an idea and go on a journey that teaches them what theory alone cannot explain.
Like our film team, they realize that we are mirrors of our times. We can help each other towards a better understanding and help ourselves by constantly searching for our new truth.

UP UP tells the story of how we are often our own greatest adversary, constantly spinning in circles of our own perceptions, instead of trying to understand what is going on.
instead of trying to understand what we have not yet understood.

UP UP is:
a comedy with approachable characters
a drama without victims
a story of faith without dogmas
and politics without being it

It is a narrative that knows that artificial intelligence will soon overtake our minds, but can not feel,
what we humans feel.
It is a desire to touch - the hope for a world where compassion and understanding should never be perceived as weakness.

Because of all the conflicts we currently have to resolve and tasks we have to ponder, we would like to give you a joy.

I thank all the people who have given their devotion to this story. Run baby, run! UP UP.