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‘Crises: A Berlin Trilogy’ Tells Intertwining Stories of Universal Daily Life

"Why do we seek validity from a society we feel is unjust?"

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Crises – A Berlin Trilogy

Logline: A group of renegades living in Berlin struggle to make it as artists while staying true to themselves in a society of which they want to be free.

Elevator Pitch:

“Crises” tells the story of a generation through five intertwining stories, each following another figure in their daily struggles and adventures, as they try to be successful without compromising any of their ideals.

Desperate to free themselves of the social confines oppressing them, they are caught in a paradox. They want to make it, but how can they do so within a society that imposes conventions and morality they refuse to subscribe to, and still stay true to themselves?

It is from this conflict that our crises arise. Why do we seek validity from a society we feel is unjust?

Production Team:

Director – Zachary Kerschberg (NBR Student Grant, Wasserman Award, Janowsky Award, AmDocs)

Producers – Shirah Wagner & Dominique Rosales

Cinematographer – Leonardo D’Antoni (“Aventurera,” “Those People”)

About the Film:

The internal conflicts portrayed through the characters are ones that I believe will speak to a lot of people, and on a real level. Who are we? What do we believe in? Are we honest with ourselves? With others? The idea of selling out, staying true to oneself, and how much one is willing to sacrifice to reach success, are conflicts I see my whole generation struggling with. I feel that too often it’s set up as a binary: Are you an artist or a sellout? And I wanted to explore these kinds of questions in a different environment.

Current Status: Currently raising funds to complete the last 20% of principal photography and to be able to edit the three films.

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