Fifty-year-old George Komann and his colleagues face the possibility of being laid off by their company without even receiving decent compensation. Knowing that no one will rehire people their age, Komann risks everything by asking his boss for 15 minutes to discuss a delicate matter, the outcome of which will be either the making or the undoing of each man.
Length: 18 minutes
Premiere: North American
Principal Cast: Herbert Knaup, Christoph Bach
Screenwriter: Nico Zingelmann
Producers: Jean-Young Kwak, Birke Birkner
Director of Photography: Felix Poplawsky
Production Designer: Tina Andric
Composer: Christopher Bremus
Editor: Marco Baumhof
Nico Zingelmann (b. 1977) worked as a director and first assistant director on music videos, commercials, and films. Zingelmann graduated from the Hollywood Masterclass at UCLA and the Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Films include Season Greetings (2005) and Storm (2002). Shift has already won several awards at film festivals throughout Germany.