Still got lives / Ich hab noch auferstehung

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Marco and Lisa are in love. Online, they fight side by side against dreadful monsters. However, Lisa refuses to meet Marco in real life. When one day she stops showing up for the game, Marco decides to go searching for her. He finds a new world. And learns real dread.

23 min

Drama Short Film Nominee

DIRECTOR: Jan-Gerrit Seyler

Screenwriter: Katarina Kokstein
Producer: Thorsten Heger
Director of Photography: Jürgen Kemmer
Editor: Max Mittelbach
Production Design: Sabine Kasch
Costume Design: Miriam Aksoy
Original Score: Stefan Paul Goetsch
Sound Design: Hartmut Teschemacher
Main Cast: Bazon Rosengarth, Swantje Kohlhof
Animation: Tobias Graff, Toni Sattler

Trailer of the film:

Still got lives_ – Trailer from Jan-Gerrit Seyler on Vimeo.


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Director’s bio/filmography

Jan-Gerrit Seyler Born in 1979, Jan-Gerrit Seyler has been committed to visual as well as performing arts since his childhood. His first short film was HANDICAP (2007/08) which he made as writer and director. He studied film at the European Film College in Denmark, graduating with his final project CAMILLE, and directing as a post-graduate at the Hamburg Media School in Germany. Among his other shorts: THE PHILATELIST (2011), COWBOYS AND INDIANS (2011)

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Q&A with the director

How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing?

Basically three quarters of a year. I got spoiled by my school which took care of the financing. And yes, I was bound to their rules for this. It became an exercise in how to achieve the utmost within a corset of dos and don’ts (concerning primarily narrative issues). I will never forget the phone call forbidding me to change even a single word of the lines during the 6th day of shooting. Well, too late anyway.

Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”?

An immense diversity. Stories told to matter and touch without being overly manipulative. Better getting used to read subtitles quickly. Exchange of sheer endless perspectives. Making friends Europe-wide and making borders vanish in our heads. Laughing out loud while shouting out a new learned national toast. If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? I would invite friends and family and ask my dad to do a compilation of his beloved Charlie Chaplins (on 16mm) alternating with Super-8-family-recordings (still not digitalised). Maybe a Cassavetes in the end. And a Dresen. And …

What is your next project? I’m obsessed with a kind of reversed PRETTY WOMAN story.

Without the kitsch. A man searching love where sex is being sold, wanting his beloved pretty and young prostitute to be his at all costs and trying to become a part of the underworld. But I also will do a film about tango in the near future as I have to combine my passions.


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On the web

On the web

. Official website

European Film Adwards


video trailer



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