An Unseen Birthday

Do you know the feeling of being completely ignored by everyone? When Julia turns 21, her mother reveals an unbelievable family secret. All adult women in the clan become invisible on their birthdays. After a phase of annoyance, Julia discovers the blessings of such a condition. Imagine the possibilities!

  • Dave Lojek
    Director
    160+ shorts, 100 awards: http://j.mp/D_Lojek
  • Gemma Swain
    Writer
    Psychic Sue, Paradise Beach
  • Rhona Fogarty
    Producer
  • Saoirse Doyle
    Key Cast
    shorts
  • Therese Ballantine
    Key Cast
    shorts & theater
  • Patrick O’Brien
    Key Cast
    shorts
  • Dave Lojek
    DoP
    many shorts
  • Mirko Rizzello
    Composer
    soundtracks for 15 award winning shorts
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Romance, Mystery, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2014
  • Country of Origin:
    Ireland
  • Country of Filming:
    Ireland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • list of all festivals
    http://vimeo.com/106104892
Director Biography - Dave Lojek

Dave Lojek loves filmmaking and belongs to the most prolific and most often selected directors with over 1645 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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social dramedy about invisiblility and romance