Private Project

Ups and Downs

  • Konstantin von Schröder
    Director
  • Konstantin von Schröder
    Writer
  • Simon Swofford
    Producer
  • Konstantin von Schröder
    Producer
  • Carle Atwater
    Key Cast
    "Jeffery"
  • Rachel O'hara
    Key Cast
    "Mrs. Robinson"
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah Collage of Art and Design
Director Biography - Konstantin von Schröder

Konstantin von Schroder is a senior at the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), where he is studying film and television with a focus on directing and cinematography. As a director, Konstantin is known for his strong leadership skills and ability to efficiently execute projects, while his expertise in cinematography lies in his meticulous attention to lighting. Throughout his time at SCAD, Konstantin has gained a comprehensive understanding of all the key positions on a film set, appreciating the importance of every job and learning how to handle stressful situations with ease. He is a versatile filmmaker who consistently demonstrates a keen eye for detail and a dedication to his craft.

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Director Statement

For me, filmmaking is a means of escaping into the depths of my imagination, where wild ideas and peculiar scenarios take shape. I revel in creating films that challenge viewers to question themselves and the world around them. "Ups and Downs," my latest project, is an opportunity to do just that. By following Jeffrey, an elevator operator, we gain a unique perspective into the lives of his tenants - an intimate window into their daily routines and struggles. My aim with this film is to transport viewers into Jeffrey's shoes, allowing them to feel what it's like to occupy his singular position in the world. Through the power of cinema, I hope to provoke a deeper sense of empathy and understanding for those who often go unnoticed in our society.