Festivals and Awards:
Cannes Court Metrage Short Film Corner 2016 – Coup de Coeur Selection
Crossing Europe Film Festival 2016 – Offical Sellection Local Artist
Best Shorts Competion 2016 – Winner Award of Merit
You&Me is my final exam film for my master degree. It took more than one and a half years to get this essayfilm done.
The origin of the story is developed throughout a couple of interviews i had with 3 young women, who are still suffering from their mad or not existing relationship to their mothers.
Their thoughts support and determine the poetry of the pictures i aimed to achieve. Theoretically and philosophical based upon the theory of nature of R.W.Emerson and upon the thoughts and beliefs around nature of the romanticism e.g. J.J.Rousseau.
A young girl departs on a journey and encounters her past in the presence of nature.
While thoughts and feelings appear, she breaks through time and space reflecting on the conflict with her mother.
Thrown back at herself she experiences her surroundings like a childhood memory upon a sense of trust that seems to show gaps in her own story.
After a loveless childhood, this adolescent girl has never learned how to deal with the present and to have hope for a better future.
This experience leads to a realization to – her identity.
Flora Valentina Besenbeck
Director & Producer: Helmut Geissler
Co-Director: Sabrina Maria Stockner
Screenplay: Sabrina Maria Stockner & Helmut Geissler
Cinematographer: Helmut Geissler
First Assistant Director: Isabella Brunäcker
Produktion Design: Sabrina Maria Stockner
Music: Lisa Maria Thurnhofer
Voice Over English: Dido Victoria Sargent
Voice Over German: Sabrina Maria Stockner
Sound Recordist: Klaus Reiter
Sounddesign Mix & Master: Stephan Müller
Editor & Color Grading: Helmut Geissler
Biography Helmut Geissler
Born 1981 in a small village in upper austria.
2007 after visiting the cities of Europe he enrolled at the University of Art and Design Linz to study Time- based and Interactive Media.
2013 in preparation for his master thesis, he moved to Berlin via the erasmus exchange program to study stage and costume design at the University of Art in Berlin Weißensee.
2014 one of 15 filmtalents who got invited to the Filmtalente Campus at the International Filmfestival Innsbruck Austria.
In 2015 he graduated from university with a Master of Art degree.
His portfolio includes works as a Director of Photography for different fiction short films, commercials, image films and documentaries.