Germany 2017 33 min English original version with English subtitles
by Daniel Vogelmann
Script: Daniel Vogelmann, DoP: Kaspar Kaven, Peter Schmehl, Editor: Vincent Urban, Production: fireapple, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Producers: Sebastian Bandel, Florian Gengnagel, Viktoria Barkhausen, Cast: Oliver Tompsett, Hannah Brittland, Charly Anson, William E. Morris

HARD WAY combines action and musical. A story of hard men with hard feelings. Jake loses his best friend in a S.W.A.T. operation at Detroit. Months later Jake and his team are trying to get “The Mother” – the terrorist responsible for Zach’s death. While singing and dancing they fight their way through their enemies. But then Jake’s blind thirst for revenge leads them into the deadly hands of a sniper.

Daniel Vogelmann shot his first short in 2003: BALL PLAYING PEOPLE. In 2004, he began working as an editor for commercials and studying at film school. In 2006, he became co-founder of the film production company Von Herzen (which translates “from the heart”). With Von Herzen he directed commercials and animations for clients like McDonald’s, Wrigley and Microsoft. He also wrote and directed the horror short DUPLEX which was nominated for the Shocking Short Award. In 2012, his mystery thriller WILT won 19 awards at festivals throughout the world. But making movies is not his only interest. He is also part of the band “The Exploding Voids”. He wrote the song “The Rest Of My Days”, which became the title song of the critically acclaimed TV show “Hindafing” in 2017.
Sebastian Bandel