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Completed On: 15 Feb, 2018

Director: Uwe Schwarzwalder

Duration: 1 hr 59 min 29 sec

Genres: Feature

Language: English (Russian, German)

Country: Switzerland

Submitted By: Uwe Schwarzwalder

Festival Rating 8.1
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A businessman, Jeff Boyd, dreams of living in Australia where his friend Morton, a crazy bakery shop owner, already has settled down. Morton keeps trying to persuade Jeff to come down soon and help him in his bakery. And Frank, who always lets Jeff stay at his place while he’s abroad, advises him, he should invest with Mr. Mueller from Marinin Resources Inc., a commodity trading firm. As Jeff signs the investment contract, he’s full of hope to leave the country with a pocket full of cash. But after a phone call with Mueller, he realizes that it’s not that easy. During a heavy argument with his boss at work, Jeff’s world collapses. That’s when he meets Wendy who's also in a delicate state. As they get to know each other, they discover being soulmates. Their common worries about the world and what it develops into comes more and more to light. They want to make a change and develop a dangerous plan.

  • Directors
    Uwe Schwarzwalder
  • Writers
    Uwe Schwarzwalder
  • Film Type
    Feature
  • Genres
    Drama-Thriller
  • Runtime
    1 hours 59 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date
    15 Feb, 2018
  • Production Budget
    25000 USD
  • Country of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Country of Filming
    Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
  • Film Language
    English (Russian, German)
  • Shooting Format
    Digital BMPCC
  • Aspect Ratio
    2.39:1
  • Film Color
    Black & White and Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

Director's Biography

Uwe Schwarzwalder lives in Zurich and studies acting on a regular basis, mainly in Los Angeles and London. He appeared in many film and TV productions in the US and Europe, various short films, “Too late”, and starred in the newly released feature “A Tangled Web”.

The Radicalization of Jeff Boyd is his second film as an executive producer. He wrote the screenplay in Summer 2014 and filmed from March 2015 until February 2016. He edited the film in cooperation with 3 composers.

Director's Statement

“This is my first feature film as a director. I tried to bring out the essence in each actor respectively character and to stay truthful to the moment. Important to me was also the logical aspect of the story being told while trying to always keep the tension so to speak alive. Everything has to make sense, be believable, as it would be the real life. And it becomes the real life with weaknesses, vulnerabilities, inner thoughts, and objectives. Another important aspect to me was to package all in a minimalistic setting. Last but not least, to wrap it in musical themes which tell the underlying emotions, thrives and drama.”

"The film exposes the dilemmas in life about wrong and right choices we make, sticking to one and wanting more which eventually contradicts the law of life we all have experienced, like greediness, illusions, and unrealistic dreams. Different interests collide, as we see it only our way, until they clash, each having their own history: family matters, financial independence, wanting to change the world, and looking for the easy way out. Until we wake up and realize that it’s too late…"

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