Dear viewers, friends and family:
I'm Still Down Here is a short film pilot for the first episode of The Center, written by Berlin-based Namibian writer and actress, Naomi Beukes-Meyer. The concept for The Center is based on events experienced by the writer since she arrived in Germany 25 years ago. The urge to relate these experiences through film is as a result of fact that many of the problems encountered by the patrons of the fictional Center, are problems still being faced by young people in the cities of Germany today.
I'm Still Down Here was Directed by Naomi Beukes-Meyer and Eddy Ballardi.
This film could not have been possible without the great work, commitment and passion of the crew, cast and the many people who gave their time and help to make I'm Still Down Here possible – We are hugely grateful to them all.
Directors: Naomi Beukes-Meyer and Eddy Ballardi
Cinematography: Eddy Ballardi
Amber Palmer: Assistant Direction
Panos Ydraios: Camera Operator
Mitsaki Dimitra - Mimi: Set Designer
Eavan Derbyshire: Makeup Artist
Steve Downing: Sound Operator, Sound Design and Sound Editing
Joe Froster: Extra and Runner
Lou Dangla: Set Photographer
Kerry Westhead: Runner
Raul Villalba: Gaffer and Continuity
Erik Grim: Gaffer
Harry: Sound Designer
Francois: Clapper loaded and Gaffer
Mireia Plaza: Assistant Set Designer
Naomi Beukes-Meyer as: Leoni
Special Guest appearance: Birgit Stauber as: Jess
Lucia Luciano as: Sana
Julia Stenke as: Janis
Mirya Kalmuth as: Fr. Niehaus
Timalen Jose as: Miriam
An enormous special thanks to:
Nhow Hotel, Where is Jesus? Bar, Afrika House Berlin, Videoequipment Verleih, Kirchengemeinde St. Marien Liebfrauen, Jane McEwan and Nachbarschaftshaus - Centrum in Kreuzberg - Berlin
We hope you like it and we're looking forward to your comments and please help us by sharing the trailer link for this short film.
Non finished version: youtube.com/watch?v=O9_kVlU8Sfo
Finished version: youtube.com/watch?v=ZDK5s0hYV_E
Find the trailer also at: onemorelesbian.com/the-centre-im-still-down-here-trailer.html