Karlsruhe Film Production wins in Mumbai
Shortfilm "Hunt and Prey": "Best Editor"-Award
The shortfilm "Hunt and Prey" was honoured at the AIM Avenues of International Media – Mumbai International Shortfilms' Carnival with the „Best Editor“-Award in August 2014. The prize is a special appreciation for both editors of the movie, Benjamin Herkert and Nadine Knobloch, who also directed the film: "We are very happy about this great award, which means a huge compliment to our work. The complex pacing connects the different time levels. In the end, the truth is fully revealed to the audience", explains Knobloch.
The film tells the story of Maria (Marie Nasemann), who is hunted by a mysterious man, Radu (Gregory B. Waldis), into the dark forest of the Carpathian Mountains. When he finally catches her, Maria realizes that she cannot trust her own memories any more and that she might not be the person she believed to be. A lost love, a difficult relationship to her father (Erik Rastetter), enforcements in the village she lives in and a dark secret no one wants to remember - this is what keeps the tension alive throughout the film and leads the audience step by step to a surprising end. AIM's "Best Editor"-Award is just one more proof for the films' success in festivals. So far "Hunt and Prey" was screened on festivals in New York at the Long Island International Film Expo, the West Florida Film Festival, the Bolgatty International Filmfestival or the Ceau, Cinema! in Temeswar/Romania. "It was a challenge and a risk to tell the story the way we chose to do it. We left the typical narrative style behind and it worked," says producer Dr. Oliver Langewitz of Filmboard Karlsruhe: "When we got in touch with the original story written by the young and talented author Alicia Sérieux at a Halloween-reading, we knew we had to make a film out of it."
The next screenings of "Hunt and Prey" are already set: In October, it's the films' Hollywood premiere at the Screamfest L.A. followed by the Aarhus Independent Pixels Festival in Denmark.