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We Might as Well Be Dead

Country
Germany
Genre
drama, Satire
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

The high-rise building near the forest is famous for its carefully curated community. As a dog disappears and her daughter refuses to leave the bathroom, security officer Anna faces an absurd battle against the fear that slowly spreads among the residents and shakes the utopia with a view.

Directors note

Natalia Sinelnikova was born in St. Petersburg in 1989 and emigrated to Germany at the age of 7. In 2013, she graduated from Hildesheim University with a Bachelor in Culture Studies and a major in photography and theatre and moved to studying film directing at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. Her graduation film Weeping Willows premiered at the Moscow Jewish Film Festival and was screened at various international festivals. She is currently finalizing her master’s degree and in post-production with her first feature We Might as Well Be Dead.

Production company and producer:
HEARTWAKE films produces fiction and documentary films of artistic and social relevance, with a focus on feminist, queer & underrepresented perspectives.
Founder/producer Julia Wagner is alumna of EAVE Producers Workshop, Rotterdam Lab, Berlinale Talents & member of European Women Audiovisual Network, French-German Filmacademy and German Producers Association. She worked on In the Aisles and What Doesn't Kill Us for Sommerhaus and currently produces Embodied Chorus (LEB/GER/LUX) with HEARTWAKE. In development are feature drama Mascha (WT), queer mini-series Loose, and gangster dramedy Queen of Thule (co-produced with KOI Studio PL).

Original title
Wir Könnten Genauso Gut Tot Sein (WT)
Budget
380000 €
Financed
365000 €
Looking for
world sales, distribution, festival programming, broadcasters, streamers
Episode duration
92
Director
Natalia Sinelnikova
Screenwriter
Natalia Sinelnikova, Viktor Gallandi
Cast
Ioana Iacob, Susanne Wuest, Jörg Schüttauf, Knut Berger, Moritz Jahn, Şiir Eloğlu, Mina Özlem Sagdiç
Producer
Julia Wagner
Cinematographer
Jan Mayntz
Production
HEARTWAKE Films, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
Contact name
Julia Wagner
Contact email
julia.wagner@heartwake.de
Contact web
https://www.heartwake.de/
Contact address
HEARTWAKE films GmbH, Wollankstr. 68, 13359 Berlin, Germany
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