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THE AMATEURS - still #1


World Premiere

Director: Kai Gero Lenke

United States, 2013, 15 min

Shooting Format:HDV, Canon 5D

Festival Year:2013

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Isaiah Mueller, Marco Torriani, Teodora Cristea, Jennifer Bonaparte

Crew:Producers: Kai Gero Lenke - Co-Producers: Dina Emam, Sarah Oh - Screenwriters: Kai Gero Lenke - Cinematographer: Markus Englmair - Editor: Kai Gero Lenke


Edward and Kevin are two big-mouthed teenagers who know sexuality mostly from watching internet porn. One day they decide to hire an actress to finally become porn stars themselves. However, when 25-year-old Amber arrives, the shoot goes terribly wrong...

About the director

Kai Gero Lenke is a director, writer and producer born in Bremen, Germany. He studied Creative Writing at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig and the Swiss Literature Institute in Bern. His short stories have been published in several literary magazines. In 2009 he started his own Berlin-based production company Beauty Killed The Beast. Three years later he enrolled in Columbia University's MFA Directing and Screenwriting program in New York City from where he graduated in 2015. As a filmmaker he produced, wrote and directed films in Australia, Lebanon, Germany, Norway and the US. His short films have been screened at more than 50 film festivals worldwide and received numerous awards.

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Director Kai Gero Lenke will be available for a Q&A after the screening.

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