Official Selection 2013 / Nominated For Best Student Film
For some it is just an ordinary party snack, but for Patrick, a tortilla chip started a moment of self-discovery. With exuberant dancing and magical passion he shares his inspiration and invites everyone to participate. Even his mother.
Director: Boris Seewald
Producer: Boris Seewald
Writer: Boris Seewald
Key cast and other credits:
Man – Patrick Hanna
Woman – Shoko Ito
‘In my career so far as a filmmaker I have recognized time and again that my strongest works have emerged out of a combination of spontaneity and intuition. In film it is the visual aesthetic qualities, the music and often a passing moment that moves me and makes me tick. Accordingly I wanted with this project to create an open space with great possibilities visually and musically, free from the limitations of overly pre-produced and conceptualized ideas, in order to achieve an authentic expression of positive energy. Therefore I took a risk, and only the basic framework for this project was prepared in advance. The shoot was improvised in order to inspire spontaneous authenticity from the actors, and thereby allow the audience to feel the tangible energy created by this momentum.’
Raised in Central-West Germany, Boris Seewald first ventured into digital media design and played music in various bands. He moved to Berlin in 2005 with a clear intention of pursuing a career in film, and began work on his own film projects and developing work experience in this field. Owing to his innate ability to coordinate image and sound, Boris seeks his form of expression in the rhythmical illustration of music. Boris Seewald is primarily self taught, though he is currently a student at the film school. His self-education continues still, and has combined his studies with freelancing work in the area of directing, editing, music and design. His award-winning music video for “The Feast” by Ralf Hildenbeutel ran at numerous film festivals worldwide.
“So visually creative, loved the use of projection, layered image and editing. Totally captivating.” – Sarah Godfrey
“I absolutely loved this. Brilliant piece of filmmaking… uplifting and inspiring. Soundtrack was powerful and bolstered the increasingly chaotic visuals.” – Steve Furst
“I really loved Momentum like a breath of un self-conscious fresh air.” – Jon Harris
“What an engaging character! Feels like a winner of a documentary category – incredibly polished and beautiful imagery.” – Olivia Coleman