Above And Below

Best Documentary Film 2016 - Awarded

Above And Below

by Nicolas Steiner

Far, far away and out of sight, that’s where April, Dave, Cindy, Rick and the Godfather are creating life on their own terms. From the depths of the flood channels under Sin City, to a reclaimed military bunker in the middle of the dusty, heated Californian nowhere land, to beyond the stratosphere where Mars now lives on earth. Each individual has been flung into periling circumstances on this rollercoaster ride called life. Through the hustle, pain, and laughter, we are whisked away to an unfamiliar world where we discover its inhabitants to be souls not unlike our very own.

Nicolas Steiner

maximage GmbH Zürich, Flying Moon Filmproduktion Berlin, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen Zürich, ZDF / 3sat Berlin

cinematography: Markus Nestroy | editing: Kaya Inan | locationsoundmix: Tobias Koch, Bertin Molz | soundediting: Tobias Koch | sounddesign: Tobias Koch | rerecordingsoundmix: Jacques Kieffer | music: John Gürtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voges


42. Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg
14th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
51. Solothurner Filmtage
20th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival San Francisco
9th Iran International Documentary Film Festival "Cinema Verité" Tehran
This Human World 2015 Int. Filmfestival der Menschenrechte
21. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
13e Festival international Signes de Nuit Paris
DOC NYC New York Documentary Festival
60th Cork Film Festival
13th CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen
39. Duisburger Filmwoche
49. Internationale Filmtage Hof
9e Festival International du Cinéma des Peuples «ânûû-rû âboro»
25th "Message to Man" International Film Festival St. Petersburg
34th Vancouver International Film Festival
21st Athens International Film Festival
20th Milano Film Festival14th Dokufest International Documentary and Short Film Festival Prizren
68° Festival del film Locarno
36th Durban International Film Festival
50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
69th Edinburgh International Film Festival
12th Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
30. DOK.fest Internationales Dokumentarfilmfestival München
11th Docville International Documentary Film Festival Leuven
22nd Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Toronto
21e Visions du Réel Festival international de cinéma Nyon
17° Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
44th International Film Festival Rotterdam
36. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken