Our Man in Nirvana

Our Man in Nirvana
Scene from "Our Man in Nirvana" (photo © Jan Koester)

John, a rock star, is playing a concert with his band. He dies accidentally and gets to Nirvana. There he has to face his wishes and deeds...


Jan Koester was born in 1978 in Berlin and studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. His films include: the shorts MÜSLI (2002), OUR MAN IN NIRVANA (2006), THE PINETREE VILLA (2016), as well as numerous music videos and video installations.
Genre Animation
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Director Jan Koester
Screenplay Jan Koester
Cinematography Jan Koester
Jan Koester
Benjamin Dickmann, Eat Static
Jan Koester
Animation Jan Koester
Producers Holger Lochau, Ole Nicolaisen
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 11 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 no dialogue
Festivals Berlin 2006 (Short Competition), Dresden 2006, Molodist Kiev 2006, Montreal New Cinema 2006, Anger 2006, Short Shorts Tokyo 2007, Shanghai 2007
Awards Silver Bear Berlin 2006, Golden Horseman: Best Animation & Minister of Art Promotion Prize Dresden 2006
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