film d'auteur

Imagine a film where you only see the eyes of two characters.. looking back at you from the big screen.. lean back as the story unfolds and experience something, you´ve never seen before..

"A young actress dreams of getting the chance to prove herself on the big screen. Hit by rejection after rejection she finally gives up, only to put her fate into her own hands, when the director of her latest casting gets in her Taxi .."

"film d´auteur" thematizes the struggle of young actresses in a male dominated film business and sees the chance of change in cinema itself. Different narrative layers invite the viewer into a world of hopes and dreams as you only see the eyes of the two characters for almost the entire runtime..

  • Tobias Vees
    Director
  • Tobias Vees
    Writer
  • Tobias Vees
    Producer
  • Victoria Sedlacek
    Key Cast
    "Actress"
  • Andrew Collett
    Key Cast
    "Director"
  • Simon Kriese
    Key Cast
    "Casting Agent"
  • Tom Rossipaul
    DoP
  • Tobias Alexander Ratka
    Music Composer
  • Stefan Zeiler
    Assistant Director
  • Lucas Kiers
    Assistant Producer
  • Larissa Kiers
    Assistant Producer
  • Philipp Hovorka
    Sound Design/Mixing
  • Michael Nassif
    Sound Design/Mixing
  • Valeria Ledochowski
    Catering
  • Katharina Schwarz
    Make-Up
  • Victoria Sedlacek
    Make-Up
  • Tobias Vees
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Tobias Vees

Tobias Vees works internationally as a screenwriter, script consultant, and director.

As a ghostwriter, he worked on several UK-produced feature films with named cast. He teaches filmmaking at one of the biggest youth theatres in Austria and is the editor of the popular The Filmmaker's Podcast. In 2020 he finished his MA in Screenwriting at the London Film School.

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Director Statement

As a part of HEAR US MOVE (www.hearusmove.com) I strive to make films from a progressive point of view that puts themes of societal changes into strong character driven narratives.

In the case of "film d'auteur" I tried to thematise both women in the film business and the value of cinema itself, while experimenting with different narrative layers in order to create something unique and unusual as well as visually surprising.

Lean back and engage with the magic of eyes in a world of hope and dreams.