NEW SHORT FILM “It’s getting darker every day”

In a world where light has become a luxury, a young woman who has been living in the darkness for the last couple of years, faces the last minutes before she is going to see the daylight again.

ALINA a young hard working woman, feels like she has won the lottery, because today it’s her turn to leave the darkness for one whole day. While waiting to be picked up to start her adventure, she has mixed feelings about it and can’t decide wether she should be the happiest person in the world or if it would be better to continue living without this experience, that could change her life forever.

“It’s getting darker every day” is a short science fiction drama that leaves a lot of room for different interpretations and makes the audience constantly wonder what has really happened and what is going to happen. Has “Alina” gone crazy yet? Why is she on her own? And what about that baby that we never see, but keep hearing? Is it all in her head?

While trying to figure out her world, we experience the same as she does, the constant sensation of darkness and the only source of light Alina has: a match that only provides her with enough light for a few seconds at a time.

Don’t forget to follow “It’s getting darker every day” on Facebook to receive all updates:

And check out “It’s getting darker every day” in the Cannes 2017 edition of “German Films Quarterly”:

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NEW SHORT FILM “It’s getting darker every day”

New Short Film in Esperanto- “A Universal Love Story” (“Universala amrakonto”)

“A Universal Love Story” is a short fantasy drama about the possibility of finding love in an impersonal world in the distant future, where everyone is so focused on himself, that it seems almost impossible to connect to another person.

All that’s left is the memory of love and the hope to experience it one more time. It seems that sometimes it takes a miracle from a different universe to start a revolution.


As the title suggests, it is a universal story about characters with different backgrounds in an undefined time and space. It is a very visual and symbolic film that can be watched several times and each time, one can find a different meaning.

“A Universal Love Story” is one of the few films shot in Esperanto. I chose Esperanto, because it helps the idea of creating something universal in an unknown future, spreading love around the world and making people communicate with each other again. And who knows maybe in the future Esperanto will take over the world! I think it’s a beautiful language with a lot of potential.


“A Universal Love Story” was only shot this week and already attracted a lot of attention!

If you would like to get updates about this short fantasy drama set in the future, check out the brand new Facebook site of the film:

Stay tuned for updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

“Universala amrakonto”- a short film in Esperanto written & directed by Natalie MacMahon

“A Universal Love Story” was featured in the Berlinale edition of German films quarterly”:


New Short Film in Esperanto- “A Universal Love Story” (“Universala amrakonto”)

“SENSES”- a mini series to be released on September 1st!

Three different people who live in the same building have one thing in common- they are all loners caught in their very own world- relying on the routine of their every day lives. But what happens when that routine stops? Are they able to cope or does their world fall apart completely?

Anna, Martin and Leander experience life through different senses. To each of them one sense is especially important.

Anna, a theatre actress, starts an involuntary relationship with a stranger who makes her experience different sensations in her imagination while Leander can’t wait for the days to go by, so he can close his Antiques store and hurry home to listen to his neighbour play the guitar when he is having dinner. Martin, the third character, keeps going to the same restaurant for lunch every day, ordering exactly the same dish until one day he is forced to make a small change, which seems to have a big impact on his life.

“Senses” is a mini series, that consists of three different episodes and will be released online on September 1st!

In the meantime you can watch the trailer here:


And don’t forget to follow “Senses” on Facebook for more updates:



“SENSES”- a mini series to be released on September 1st!

The summer film festival season has begun!

What a great festival week this is with two of my films being shown at three different festivals in three different countries!

“The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” still travels the world and stops off in London for the “London Shows International Film Festival”, next stop the “Swedish International Film Festival”, soon after the “Staunton International Film Festival” and  not to forgot the “Genre Celebration Festival.

And also my second film “Like A Summer Sonata” begins its journey after a successful premiere at the “Cannes Short Film Corner”. It will have its American premiere at the “New York State International Film Festival” and a few days after the Australian premiere will follow at the “Melbourne Indie Film Festival” and it will also be screened at the “Miami Independent Film Festival” in August!

And this is only the beginning of this year’s summer festival season: the “Venice Film Week”, the “New York Film Week”as well as the “Headline International Film Festival” and the “Toronto Film Week” are also coming up featuring my second film…more to come…


My first web series “The Secret of Berlin” has been successful as well and after it won the “Best Web Series Award” at the “TOFF- The Online Film Festival” earlier this year, another “Best Web Series Award” followed at the “DMOFF Film Festival” along with an “Honorable Mention Award” at the “Amarcord Arthouse Television and Video Fest”!

While my first two short films seem to enjoy travelling the word, I almost finished my mini-series called “Senses”, which will be released online later this year.


And of course I have already started working on a new film project….stay tuned for my next blog post to find out more and  in the meantime have a look at this interview about “Like A Summer Sonata”, which was featured on

Thanks again to for featuring my second short film!

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The summer film festival season has begun!

CANNES- here I come!

Cannes is calling! I will be in Cannes in two days thanks to my short film “Like A Summer Sonata”, which is part of the Cannes Short Film Corner 2016.

I thought before I step on the plane, it is a good time to recap the last few months and more importantly to take a sneak peak into the future- because there is a lot more to come!

“The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” was my first short and has been shown at numerous International film festivals in the last few months:

  • Sydney Indie Film Fest
    World Premiere
    Nomination Best Female and Male Lead
  • Los Angeles Cine Fest
  • Roma Cinema Doc Film Fest
  • Blow UP Arthouse Film Fest Chicago
  • Texas Ultimate Short Festival
    Winner “Best Of Festival”, Nomination Best Drama Short
  • Indie Film Fest Switzerland
  • Special Mention at Snowdance Independent Film Festival
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
  • Canada Shorts Film Festival
    Honorable Mention
  • The Royal Film Festival
  • Top Indie Film Awards 2016
    Best Actor, Nomination Best Short, Nomination Best Director
  • Staunton International Film Festival
  • London Shows International Film Festival
    At the same time my web series “The Secret of Berlin” was released and screened at the following festivals:
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    World Premiere
  • TOFF- The Online Film Festival
    Best Web Series Award
  • IOWF- International Online Web Fest
  • Unrestricted Film Festival London

    In early 2016 my second short film “Like A Summer Sonata” was finished and selected to be part of the “Cannes Short Film Corner”. It will also be screened at the following festivals in 2016:

  • New York State International Film Festival
  • Venice Film Week
  • Headline International Film Festival
  • Toronto Film Week
  • New York Film Week    ….more to come….

Don’t forget to check out the official website of “Like A Summer Sonata”:

Also “Lola wants to see the sea”, an experimental short film, which was shot and edited in one week only, is ready to hit the festivals and has just been selected for the “North American Film Awards 2016”.

And finally my first drama short with comedic elements “The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers”, which was shot in 2015 has been finished editing just a few days ago and I’m looking forward to find out where it is going to premiere.

Right now I’m working on a mini series called “Senses” which will be released online this year and I started preparations for my first feature film. As I mentioned before there is still a lot to come! Stay tuned for the next blog post about my adventures at the Cannes Film Festival!


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Looking forward to hearing from you or even better meeting you in Cannes!

And make sure you check out the Cannes edition of the “Daazo” magazine for European Independent films, which features “Like A Summer Sonata”:


CANNES- here I come!

“The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers”

“The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers” tells the story of two strangers who keep seeing each other at the bus stop on the way to work every day and each of them gets obsessed with the idea that the other person can’t stand them.

They never talk, just look at each other, but both interpret the other persons behaviour so differently that their concern of not being liked or even being hated by another person makes it impossible for them to continue living.

“The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers” describes a situation we all know. We assume a lot, think we know what the other person is thinking, but most of us would never have the idea to simply ask the other person what’s really on their mind. This is my first short drama with comedic elements and it’s now ready to hit the festivals!


I would like to thank Amber Palmer (DOP), Oliver Valente (Lead Actor) , Maria Cukorová (Music) for your help in making this film! And of course a special thanks to Ajdi Tartamella for designing the film poster!

For more updates, check out the Official Facebook Page of “The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers”:





“The Strangest Thing That Happened To Two Strangers”

New Short Film “Lola Wants To See The Sea”

“Lola” likes to get into cars with strangers- to get away, to take a risk and do something unexpected, dangerous and exciting. Every time “Lola” meets someone new, she makes up a story and identity, but most of the time, she calls herself “Lola” and tells them that she wants to see the sea. Hitchhiking has become her hobby and taking a risk her passion. “Lola” likes to meet strangers or does she really just want to get to know herself? She doesn’t know, she doesn’t even know who she really is.

“Lola wants to see the sea” was only shoot three weeks ago and is already finished and ready to hit the festivals! I had an idea in mind- a story of a girl who likes hitchhiking for different reasons, but mainly to get to know herself. I knew she would be called “Lola” and I knew that her world looks abstract, not very realistic, which is why I used projections as a background. These projections also represent the possibility that everything could just be in her imagination- maybe she made up the whole story- maybe not. It’s up to the audience to find their own interpretation. The sea has a symbolic aspect for me. It represents her longing for something that isn’t there and the constant sound of rain is symbolic for her sadness that she can’t explain.

“Lola wants to see the sea” is a melancholic, experimental drama, which describes an internal conflict of a young woman in only five minutes. With the help of the music of experienced musician Jamie St. Clair it became the story I had in mind- a little melancholic story with a lot of meaning and different possible interpretations.

I’m looking forward to sharing my new film with a big international audience and can’t wait to find out where “Lola” is going to premiere! If you are curious as well, don’t forget to follow “Lola” on Facebook:


“Lola wants to see the sea” has already been selected for the “North American Film Awards” 2016!



New Short Film “Lola Wants To See The Sea”