Berlin Syndrome (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)
Who: Cate Shortland, director
Logline: A passionate holiday romance takes an unexpected and sinister turn when an Australian photographer wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
The length of the shoot was: five weeks.
Our crew size was: 40
The first spark of an idea for this movie came: from a book.
Budget range: $2-5 million
An audience watching my film probably won’t know that: we shot in Berlin and Australia.
An influence or reference on this film was: German contemporary photography.
The weirdest or most difficult location we shot at was: Berlin.
The most expensive thing in our budget was: snow.
The biggest lesson I learned making this movie was: make what you like.
My favorite film festival moment in my life so far is: Oberhausen [International Short Film Festival].
I would love to meet the chair lift in Park City.