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ADDITIONAL VIDEOS

SCREENINGS

*17th VIEW CONFERENCE, Turin, Italy
*12th AKBANK SANAT FESTIVAL, Istanbul, Turkey
*CLUJ International Short Film Festival, Romania
*5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL (SHORTLIST), UK
*EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA & VIDEO ART FEST, Kent, UK
*CAPITAL CITY International Short Film Festival, MI, USA
*49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON, Texas, USA
*8th SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL, RI, USA
*9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FEST, PA, USA
*44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS, Lenzing, Austria
*15th BACKUP KURZFILMFESTIVAL, Weimar, Germany
*7th HYART FILM FESTIVAL, WY, USA
*6th ART OF BROOKLYN FILM FESTIVAL, NY, USA
*9th OPORTO FILM FEST, Porto, Portugal
*3rd FILMQUEST FESTIVAL, Utah, USA
*7th HYART FILM FESTIVAL, USA
*6th FIGARI FILM FEST, Sardinia, Italy
*17th REAL TO REEL FILM FESTIVAL, North Carolina, USA
*12th INDY FILM FEST, Indianapolis, USA
*2016 UNDERGROUND FILMFEST, WORLDWIDE
*SEMIFINALIST ADAA 2016, USA
*2nd MIDDLEBURY NEW FILMMAKERS FEST, VT, USA
*25th FILM FEST OF MADRID (FCM-PNR), Spain
*2016 ALL LIGHTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST, India
*3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, India
*9th ANNUAL BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL, NYC, USA
*2016 INDIEFLICKS DÜSSELDORF, Germany
*15th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS, GER
*21st PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL, London, UK
*11th HARLEM INT. FILM FESTIVAL, NYC, USA
*5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS, Raleigh, USA
*11th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL, FL, USA
*6th INT’L FILM FEST OF STUDENT FILMS AND FILM SCHOOLS BASTAU, Kazakhstan
*15th HYPERFEST INT’L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Bucharest, Romania
*3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST Ancona, Italy
* 15th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS, Mainz, Germany
*8th BAGHDAD FILMFEST, Iraq
*18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL, India
*20th CINEMAIUBIT – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Bucharest, Romania
*SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION, Montreal, Canada
*1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL, India
*5th HOLLYWORMS – WORMSER KURZFILMTAG, Germany
*4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL, Cyprus

SYNOPSIS

The short film “Circle” depicts a young woman in despair, who after experiencing a tragic loss escapes into the seemingly perfect past. She loses herself in vivid memories and starts to neglect her real life. A constant inner struggle emerges between past and present, distorting her perception of reality. 

Ahmad Saleh, a Student Academy Award winning screenwriter, wrote “Circle” to cope with the losses he endured during the conflict in the Middle East.

Directed by Alexander Heringer.

Cast

Moritz Pliquet

Moritz Pliquet

Main Male Cast

Moritz Pliquet is our male main cast. He instantly impressed us with his captivating gestures and facial expressions. Moreover, his calm as well as trustworthy appearance and charisma matches perfectly our female cast Mira.

Moritz has an acting diploma from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has already worked as an actor for several theatres in Germany and various films. In 2013 Moritz even received the "Acting Newcomer Award" from the German Theatre in Göttingen.

Find out more about Moritz on: http://www.moritzpliquet.com/
Foto: Niklas Berg

Mira Maria Wissmann

Mira Maria Wissmann

Main Female Cast

The female main cast is Mira Maria Wissmann from Berlin. She convinced us right away with her great acting talent and her cheerful nature at our casting in Munich.

It is Mira's outstanding ability of empathy as well as her graceful and gentle outer appearance that builds the unique atmosphere we need for "Circle".

Participating in the performing arts program "Up with people" she travelled for several months around the US, Mexico and Europe. Lately, she has been involved in a music video of l'aupaire.

Find out more about Mira on: http://www.schauspielervideos.de/fullprofile/schauspielerin-mira-maria-wissmann.html

Behind the Scenes

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About us

AHMAD SALEH

AHMAD SALEH

Writer

Ahmad Saleh, born in Saudi Arabia, is a graduate of the Bremen University of Arts and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Before his studies in Digital Media and Film he had been living in Palestine for five years. Saleh was nominated for the German Short Film Award in 2012 and won the Student Academy Award in 2016.

Alexander Heringer

Alexander Heringer

Director / Producer / Editor

Alexander Heringer is an award-winning director and editor. His films have been screened at over 150 international film festivals, most notably the Cannes Film Festival, Hollywood’s LA Short Film Festival, and the AFI Festival, having collected over 20 awards in total. Further, his work has been featured on various internationally-known platforms such as Vimeo Staff Picks, 3dtotal, BlenderNation, and CGSociety. Alexander received his M.A. in Electronic Media from Stuttgart Media University and holds a Research Scholarship from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Daniel Piechocki

Daniel Piechocki

Producer

Daniel Piechocki is a producer and studies together with Heringer "Audiovisual Media" at the Stuttgart Media University. Prior to his master studies he worked as an account manager and producer in the advertising film industry. He was in charge of reputable budgets for customers like the Daimler AG. Having worked for national as well as international film festivals he maintains good relations in the film industry.

Pius Neumaier

Pius Neumaier

Director of Photography

Pius Neumaier has a diploma in cinematography from the Bavarian Academy for Television and currently studies at the University of Television & Film in Munich. He worked among others for the Porsche racing team at the Le Mans Series and the Bavarian TV-channel. Moreover, Neumaier’s fictional and documentary short films were successful at various film festivals like Cannes and Sundance.

Johannes Wünsch

Johannes Wünsch

VFX Supervisor / 3D

Johannes Wünsch is our VFX Supervisor and creative mind of our mood pictures. Johannes is enrolled in the Master’s program "Audiovisual Media" at the Stuttgart Media University. Moreover, he has already worked with Heringer on "Fortune Faded" as a VFX supervisor and also worked as a compositor at Unexpected GmbH.

Simon Bender

Simon Bender

Composer / Sounddesign

Simon Bender has various experiences in the composing of films as well as in producing and editing of music in general - both commercial and artistic. Simon worked among others for Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Moreover, he has a Bachelor's degree in "Audiovisual Media" from Stuttgart Media University.

Eva Böing

Eva Böing

Production Manager

She just cannot stand still - our assistant director Eva Böing is always busy organizing for Circle. She is a trained graphic designer and is currently studying "Audiovisual Media" at the Stuttgart Media University. During her studies she gained many experience in various film projects. Therefore, she maintains good contacts in the local film industry.

Michael Wünsch

Michael Wünsch

VFX Supervisor / Compositing

Our second VFX Supervisor Michael Wünsch is a Master’s student of "Audiovisual Media" at the Stuttgart Media University. He worked as a compositor and VFX artist for several companies like Daimler Protics GmbH, Unexpected Gmbh, and 3D Madness. Michael Wünsch already worked together with Alexander Heringer on "Fortune Faded" and was responsible for VFX and compositing.

Dominik Strobel

Dominik Strobel

Setdesign

Anke Kahle

Anke Kahle

Casting Director

Anna Ebner

Anna Ebner

PR & Marketing

Clara Ketterer

Clara Ketterer

Setdesign

Verena Ecker

Verena Ecker

Setdesign

Katharina Stroh

Katharina Stroh

Assistant Editor

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