Backstory

https://vimeo.com/245687147

This is fantastic...  warning might not be safe to watch at work.

 

'BACKSTORY'
written and directed by Joschka Laukeninks

for more info visit backstory-film.com
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produced by themarmalade.com

written and directed by JOSCHKA LAUKENINKS
produced by BENJAMIN HORSTKOTTE
produced by TOBIAS WICHURA
cinematography by EIKE RIECHE
edited by VERA BERG
starring JAN STAPELFELDT, JESSICA MCINTYRE, XENIA ASSENZA
narrated by PHILIPP MOOG
music GERMAN WAHNSINN
production company THE MARMALADE FILMS

'BACKSTORY' was shot in Germany in 17 shooting days over a period of 1,5 years. It has been screened at more than 110 festivals worldwide and, so far, has won more than 30 international awards. Our love goes out to all the wonderful people who worked so hard on this film for such a long time! :-)

see the full crew list and more info at backstory-film.com

here is some of the 33 AWARDS we have won
* BEST SUPER SHORT* at NEW YORK CITY INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL New York City, US
*BEST SHORT* at ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL, Orlando, US
*BEST FOREIGN SHORT* at TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL Woodward, US
*BEST FILM* COLCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL, Colchester, UK
*BEST OF FESTIVAL* at FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL Schull, Cork, Ireland
*ROGER DEAKINS AWARD* at PLYMOUTH FILM FESTIVAL Plymouth, UK
*JURY AWARD* at HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL, Hamilton, US
*BEST DIRECTOR* at FARM FILM FESTIVAL, Sicily, Italy
*BEST FOREIGN SHORT* at ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Wisconsin, USA
*BEST IN SHOW* at CREATION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Ottawa, Canada
*AUDIENCE AWARD* at OPORTO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Porto, Portugal
*BEST STORY* at REVOLUTION ME FESTIVAL, New York City, US
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Some Very Important Writing Tips From Neil Gaiman

Writing Advice From Neil Gaiman via Buzzfeed.

So: your protagonist and antagonist need to meet. How should it happen?

"It's really fun to have characters who want things that are completely opposed, and for you as a reader to want them both to happen in some way."

"It's really fun to have characters who want things that are completely opposed, and for you as a reader to want them both to happen in some way."

You can also have your protagonist fall for it — literally.

Try the classic: two nemeses walk into a bar...

Or make them star-crossed. Really, really star-crossed.

But what happens if my protagonist is straight-up about to die and they can't yet, because I need them?

Wait, what?!

Okay, that's fair. But Neil, what if I REALLY don't want to murder my protagonist?

Excellent. Now, go forth and kill your heroes.