Both artistically inclined, best friends, Albert and Karl are sick of their small town existence where creativity is stifled and lofty dreams take a backseat to societal norms. Longing to escape the monotony and tranquility of rural life, they decide to leave the place they call home for Barcelona. But life isn’t as easy as they had presupposed, as filial duties, temptations, financial limitations, and egos come head to head and threaten their once unbreakable bond.



Nyamandi Adrian

Albert Klippert

Jannik Shumann

Karl Vogel

Juan Carlos Lo Sasso


Writer Director

Maria Diane Ventura

Director, Writer, Executive Producer

Filmmaker Diane Ventura has vacillated beautifully between marginalia and center-page in her artistic output. She has served as creator and collaborator, orchestrator and singular player, master and pupil. She has watched and learned and done, and is on a creative crescendo that is far from over. From lending a producer’s hand on award winning critically acclaimed music videos, to executive-producing a string of sold-out arena shows featuring Asian rock artists, Diane has now broken into the world of film, a craft of which she was both formal student and long-time renegade disciple.

All starry roads point to her mind-bending short from 2012, TheRapist, which was cited as among the Most Popular Films and Best Short Films at the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM) in New York. It has since debuted online over Singapore-based indie-film portal Viddsee, where it was the featured film in December 2013, and where, more recently, it was shortlisted as among the Best Short Films in Asia. Her first feature-length work, Awaken, yet another masterful exploration of dream states and altered consciousness, is slated for a late-2014 release. Diane's feature directorial debut just bagged her the Best Director for Global Feature award at the Manhattan Festival in New York last 2014 as well as Best Narrative Feature at the recently concluded World Cinema Festival in Brazil. “I like exploring the dichotomy, dual nature, and inner conflict, as well as the contradictions and paradoxes of, the characters and themes of my films. Life is never one-dimensional,” the young director shared.


Hella Wenders

Creative Consultant, Translator

Chloe Reisen

Producer, Production Designer

Kirill Krasovski

Line Producer

Nicos Beatty


Hillarion Banks


Luca Lucchesi


Ana Davila

Casting Director



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