Press Release 24th
of July 2011
67 divides the audience" - says director - producer Matthias Maasz as
a resume after the participation of his shortfilm at the filmmarkets in Cannes
and Palm Springs. While the story about a deaf girl (Judith Claudia
Gorgass) on a blind date basically awakenes immediate interest, some
TV-stations and world sales distributors claim, that narration of the film
would not be commercial enough and following too much the style of feature films.
For some exploitation channels films need to be understandable even if the
audience is fetching a drink out of the fridge inbetween.
response to this feedback, "Room 67" will from now on also be
available in a "comedy-only" version that is 5 minutes shorter
than the previous one. It will be running under the title "Room 67 - A Deaf Girl On A Blind Date"
in order to avoid confusion and to differentiate the festival submissions.
The initial version will remain as a "Directors
Cut" since it has already drawn attention and is still being
requested. Getting aware of this version at the Shortfilmcorner in Cannes,
the swiss Young Directors Forum invited Matthias Maasz to participate in
the Young Directors Award at the Cristal Festival in Crans-Montana. Along
poster design, etc.
offspring there between
7th and 11th
Film Market in
will present "Room 67" between
and 10th of 2011 in the
version that includes
of the accidental
at the end
see Press Release of 06-24-2011