PARADISE BEACH

"I’m guessing we are out somewhere right now, and you’ve said to me, “Go to your happy place.” This is my happy place." - Two friends experience a quaint relocation. While Jon enjoys the breeze, Bradley nags with questions.

  • Dave Lojek
    Director
    150+ short films: http://j.mp/D_Lojek
  • Gemma Swain
    Writer
    Candlewax, Paradise Beach, Psychic Sue
  • Dave Lojek
    Producer
    120+ short films
  • Joseph Stacey
    Key Cast
    Psychic Sue, Deadman's Gun, Guerilla Style, Run, Mother's Lament
  • Ralph Fellows
    Key Cast
    many shorts
  • Nika Kushnir
    Key Cast
    Sick City, TRUST, many other short films
  • Liam Mac An Bhaird
    Key Cast
    many shorts
  • Maikol Reichmann
    Director of photography
    http://www.indivisualfilms.com/
  • Mirko Rizzello
    Music
    TRUST, Severin & Alegra, Focus Pocus, Zombies, The Tenant, Psychic Sue, REC, Hair, The Need
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Teleport, Absurd, Dream, Micro-Cinema, KinoKabaret
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    300 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International KinoKabaret
    Hamburg, Germany
    June 3, 2013
    World Premiere
    Audience Favourite
  • Leamington Underground Cinema Festival
    UK
    September 13, 2013
    UK Premiere
    -
  • International Film Festival "24 Hours of Nuremberg"
    Nuremberg, Germany
    December 7, 2013
    German Premiere
    -
  • U.F.O. Kurzfilmfestival (Unknown Film Objects)
    Leipzig, Germany
    January 18, 2014
    -
    -
  • SHORT CUTS Competition
    Vienna, Austria
    February 1, 2014
    Austrian Premiere
    Bronze Award
  • Boddinale - International Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    February 14, 2014
    Berlin Premiere
    -
  • Videonale - Short Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    February 22, 2014
    -
    Special Mention
  • Coub
    online
    August 23, 2013
    Russian Premiere
    "Coub of the Day" - 620.000 clicks
  • Saltburn Film Festival
    Saltburn, UK
    April 19, 2014
    -
    -
  • all 29 screenings listed
    https://vimeo.com/67636513
Director Biography - Dave Lojek

Dave Lojek loves filmmaking and belongs to the most prolific and most often selected directors with over 1736 screenings of his distributions at international film festivals worldwide. His favorite genres are comedy, parody, fantasy, romance, poetry, art and experiment. Dave also directs documentaries, dramas, portraits, sci-fi, and music videos. His works and distributions won 214 film awards. Dave Lojek graduated with an MA in English / American and Cultural Studies from Humboldt-University in his hometown Berlin.
In terms of content and style, Dave's poetic films are about magic, love, death, friendship, loneliness, artists, oddities, escapism, mythology and the everyday. Based on the Homo-Ludens-principle, Dave clearly focuses his often-cheerful work on the universal and timeless. His motivation for filmmaking is intrinsic.
As independent producer, Dave created 178 movies in 26 cities in 12 European countries by 2021. Mr. Lojek hosts monthly open cinema screenings in Germany’s oldest cinema Moviemento and annual film workshops called KinoKabarets with his initiative KinoBerlino. Dave works as film distributor and president of a Film Association. The productions of APEIRON FILMS and KinoBerlino have been broadcast weekly since 2008 (ca. 11.000 times) on German TV and viewed online over 2 million times.

Selected Filmography of Dave Lojek

2021: FUCHS & PINGUIN
2020: OCCURRENCES OF QUESTIONABLE SIGNIFICANCE
2018: I CAME FROM THE FUTURE • SNITCH • THE LAST SUPPER • KEEPER
2017: ARACHNE • ALEX AND SASHA
2016: SAMA SŁODYCZ • DAS SPRICHWÖRTLICHE GLÜCK • REFUGEE POETRY
2015: FRUWAJĄCA FORTUNA • KINSKISCHRAUBE
2014: THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK • FILM KITCHEN
2013: HEK TICK TACK • PSYCHIC SUE • PARADISE BEACH • FOCUS POCUS
2012: TWO TOO ODD • MADEMOISELLE NIMSI • SICK CITY
2011: TRUST • BELIEVE • METEORITES
2010: DER MIETER • PERSPECTIVE • MARIES STIMME • FLUSSAUFWÄRTS
2009: KIT & SUKA • MUSE • SERENDIPITY • INDECISION
2008: ROFL • ANGELS • PHOBIEN
2007: PROJEKTION • EVERMORE • FUTILITY • PELT PEOPLE
2006: PARLANDO
2005: DYSFUNCTION
1998-2000: SELBST UND FREMDBILDER IN DER WERBUNG Teil 1-3

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FESTIVALS & AWARDS

1. International KinoKabaret Hamburg, Germany 2013
2. Leamington Underground Cinema Festival, UK 2013
3. Driven Creativity online competition, 2013
4. International Film Festival "24 Hours of Nuremberg", Germany 2013
5. U.F.O. Kurzfilmfestival Leipzig, Germany 2014
6. Bronze Award @ SHORT CUTS Competition AFC Vienna, Austria 2014
7. Boddinale - International Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2014
8. Saltburn Film Festival, UK 2014
9. Special Mention @ Videonale - Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2014
10. Best Comedy Award @ RATMA River Aire Ten Minute Amateur Film Festival Leeds, UK 2014
11. Festival Internacional de Cortometajes "Cine a la Calle" Barranquilla, Colombia 2014
12. Kastav Film Festival, Croatia 2014
13. Lunar Festival - Tanworth in Arden, UK 2014
14. Little Shows Online Film Festival, India 2014
15. Vagrant Travelling Film Festival Zaludok, Belarus 2014
16. Cortosplash - Festival di Cortometraggi Spiaggiati - Beach Shorts Festival Rotondella, Italy 2014
17. FARCUME - Festival de Curtas-Metragens de Faro, Portugal 2014
18. APERON FILMS retrospective for MACHT GELD - Art Exhibition at Schalterraum Berlin Schöneweide, Germany 2014
19. El Ojo Cojo Film Festival Madrid, Spain 2014
20. Krivoy Rog Film Festival "Кино под звездами | Cinema under the Stars", Ukraine 2014
21. Video Festival Imperia, Italy 2014
22. International Environmental “Green Vision” Film Festival St. Petersburg, Russia 2014
23. Pop Up Cinema Leeds, United Kingdom 2014
24. Runner Up @ Mirvac Short Film Festival Meadow Springs, Australia 2015
25. Festival Cortos Rodinia Valladolid, Spain 2015
26. Kunst und Kulturfestival der HTKW Leipzig, Germany 2015
27. Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic del Moianès, Spain 2015
28. International Short Film Festival of India, Chennai 2015
29. San Antonio Laughs Comedy Film Slam, USA 2015
30. Blackbird Film Festival Cortland, USA 2015
31. Golden Anteaters Film Festival Lublin, Poland 2015
32. Biesdorfer Dokumentar- und Kurzfilmforum, Germany 2015
33. Filmkreis Shorts Darmstadt, Germany 2016
34. Golden Sun Short Film Festival, Malta 2016
35. „Fluktuationen“ Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft Universität Wien, Austria 2016
36. Lima Bean Film Fest St. Louis, USA 2016
37. La Rioja Es De Cine - Festival Internacional De Cortometraje & Cine Independiente Logroño, Spain 2016
38. Premio Cinematografico Palena, Italy 2016
39. International KinoKabaret Berlin, Germany 2013
40. Milano Film Festival, Italy 2016
41. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “Sueños de Cine” Madrid, Spain 2016
42. Festival de Cortometrajes "Jose Francisco Rosado" PACAS Pedro Muñoz, Spain 2016 - 2017
43. Ruby Tuesday Short Film Festival Weymouth + Portland + Dorchester, United Kingdom 2017
44. Life Screenings Orlando, Florida, USA 2017
45. Landesfilmfestival Berlin / Brandenburg, Germany 2018
46. Ningalens Film Competition Exmouth, Australia 2018
47. Wordfest Berlin, Germany 2019
48. Videomedeja International Video Festival Novi Sad, Serbia 2019
49. Villammare Film Festival, Italy 2019
50. 3rd Audience Award @ RATMA LOCKDOWN online Film Festival Keighley, United Kingdom 2020
51. Filmonik Melbourne #73 Open short films livestream September Edition, Australia 2020
52. MIAX - Muestra Independiente Audiovisual de Xalisco, Mexico 2020
53. Miracle Film Festival Sanibel (online), Florida, USA 2020
54. Soto Aqua Film Festival Venice 2021