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1000 Smiles per hour

Drifting across the outer edges of a concrete landscape, a twilight meeting engenders a precious moment of connection for a melancholy performer, amid the coldly apathetic city limits.

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Jester eats an orange

mar talks about hermit crabs

esth and jester try to light a cigarette

fun food dance thrills

a film by

Alex Wissel   as Jester
Anne-Kathrin Heier   Writer
Antonella Sarubbi   Editor
Birte Bittner   Accounting
Daeng Khamlao   Costume Designer
David Murmann   Compositing
David Wieching   Grading
Désirée Pfenninger   Assistant Director
E.   as Esth
Fabian Altenried   Director & Producer
Helena Ballent   Translations
Hendrik Lehmann   Production Assistant
Julian Schleef   Post Production Supervisor
Julie Trappett   as Mar
Kai Holzkämper   Re-Recording Mixer
Kristof Gerega   Casting & Sound Recordist
Lea Gamula   Producer
Marek Forreiter   Additional Sounddesign
Matthias Gerding   Post Production Supervisor
Nadja Krüger   1st Camera Assistant
Ronald Davila   Voice Recordist
Smina Bluth   Director of Photography
Sophie Ahrens   Producer, Production Manager
Victor Tricard   Composer

kiss me quick


15 minutes
2.35:1, black & white
5.1, German & English


selected festivals & exhibitions

Edinburgh International Film Festival   UK
Sarajevo Film Festival   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Slow Short Film Festival   Mayfield, UK
Västerås Filmfestival   Sweden
KineNova International Film Festival   Skopje, Macedonia
Arctic Moving Image & Film Festival   Harstad, Norway
Sofia Independent Film Festival   Bulgaria
Aesthetica Short Film Festival   York, UK
Two Short Nights Film Festival   Exeter, UK
Big Muddy Film Festival   Carbondale, USA
Rencontres Internationales Pars/Berlin   france / germany
Opera Cologne   exhibition with two channel version   germany

production & contact

1000 Smiles Per Hour is a production by
Schuldenberg Films & Bildundtonfabrik

supported by
werkleitz e.V.

festival support by
German Films
AG Kurzfilm

thank you
Agata L., Christiane Schmidt, Daniel Reichert, dino.berlin Filmgeräteverleih, Dreamland Margate, Gareth Braithwaite, Gaye & John, Hanne Bohmhammel, Julia Ott, Julis Buchberger, Karin Buchberger, Leif Magne Tangen, Markus Emonds, Marlis Roth, Moritz Altenried, Philipp Rühr, Samm Haillay, Sorrel Athina Jardine, Stephan Colli & Torus GmbH, Sundowners Margate, Suzan Rinow, Svenja Leiber & Lucie, Wendelien van Oldenborgh


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