Neon Eyes

Neon Eyes
Scene from "Neon Eyes"

The story of losing the relation to your everyday life.

The plain surface of one man's reality is broken by moments that trigger distorted visions of things that may just have happened or are about to happen. Or just moments of escape from this reality.


Thomas Gerhold was born in 1977 in Marburg and has been studying Media Arts at the Bauhaus University in Weimar since 1998. In 2000, he founded the production company Kaliber16 together with Marcel Lenz and Markus Wambsganss. A selection of his films includes the shorts: Schreien hilft (1998), Zimmer frei Deutschland (1999), Kaiserschnitt (2002), and Neon Eyes (2003).

Markus Wambsganss was born in 1974 in Landau and studied Media Arts at the Bauhaus University in Weimar and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. His films have been screened at numerous festivals worldwide and received awards and nominations at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Venice Film Festival. A selection of his films and music videos includes: Anti-Pop Consortium: Perpendicular/Vector (2002), Neon Eyes (2003), Hymie's Basement: Lightning Bolts and Man Hands (2004), Liars: By Your Side (2005), Jamie Lidell: What's the Use?, and The Gift (2006).
Genre Thriller
Category Short
Year of Production 2003
Directors Thomas Gerhold, Markus Wambsganss
Screenplay Thomas Gerhold, Markus Wambsganss
Cinematography Eric Ferranti
Thomas Gerhold, Markus Wambsganss
Bohren & Club of Gore, Funkstoerung
Cast Suzanne Vogdt, Oliver Broumis
Producer Marcel Lenz
Production Company Kaliber16/Weimar, in cooperation with Bauhaus University Weimar
Length 8 min
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Venice 2003 (Venice 60 competition), b.film Berlin 2003, Bratislava 2003, Ophuels Festivals Saarbruecken 2004, Huesca 2004, cellu l'art Jena 2004, Transylvania 2004, Freshfilmfest Karlovy Vary 2004, Back_up Festival 2004
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
German Distributor Kaliber16/Weimar

World Sales
Kaliber16
Thomas Gerhold, Marcel Lenz, Markus Wambsganss
Wallendorfer Strasse 11
99423 Weimar/Germany
phone +49-36 43-25 80 88
fax +49-1 77-5 96 33 25
contact@kaliber16.com
http://www.kaliber16.com