An Artistic Endeavor by Gregor Schmidinger
Screenwriter | Director
Living in Vienna, Austria. Studied Digital Television at the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. Did an exchange year with the Department of Theater and Film at the Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. Wrote my diploma thesis about Transmedia Storytelling. Studied Screenwriting at the University of California Los Angeles, USA.
Working as a screenwriter and director for feature and documentary films, as well as commercials. Jury member for the Austrian Motion Picture Rating Organisation, Curator for the Film Festival Kitzbühel as well as Artistic Director for the Porn Film Festival Vienna.
My two short films THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008) and HOMOPHOBIA (2012) have combined more than 15 million views on YouTube. I am currently working on my debut feature film NEVRLAND (2019).
THE BOY NEXT DOOR (2008)
Short Film | 10 min.
A male prostitute, who struggles with anxiety attacks, runs into the neglected 8 years old son of his client. He has to care for the kid first in order to overcome his own anxiety.
Short Film | 23 min.
An adolescent soldier has feelings for one of his comrades. It’s their last night at the Austrian-Hungarian border, socially isolated and armed with loaded weapons.
Debut Feature Film
17-year-old Jakob suffers from uncontrollable anxiety attacks that force him to escape into virtual worlds. A chance encounter in a sex-cam-chat marks the beginning of an online relationship with the 26-year old Kristjan.
After the death of Jakob’s only true emotional attachment figure, his grandfather, they meet in real life. Over the course of one night, they embark on a transpersonal journey to the wounds of their soul, where Jakob must face his biggest fear.
“One must still have chaos in oneself
to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
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If I can identify with or support the themes and values, I also do comissioned work such as e.g. social spots or trailers for film festivals. On the left side, you can see the festival trailer for the Transition Queer Minority Film Festival 2015.
If I am convinced of a product or service and use it myself, I am always interested in becoming a testimonial. On the right you can see an interview with me about my queer film collection that I curated for the Austrian video-on-demand platform Flimmit.
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