Momentum is a film that deals with conflict in human life. It's about failure and success represented by two intervening principles embodied in men and women. The gist is mutual understanding and the change in life.
The film shows how two young people come together in an unexpected situation in their lives. They see each other for the first time in a library. At a second meeting they notice that they have the same interests and needs. Their initial conversation develops into an intense discussion. Everything revolves around a mysterious book which offers wisdom from an ancient time. Based upon their past experience, they have a difference of opinion about the book's message, which leads to a fundamental disagreement among them. They go their separate ways for the time being. Eventually they begin to acquire a better understanding of each other's position.
Forced to face their own doubts and misgivings, they begin to understand how their different approach to life complements each other. They learn to let go of the past and confidently look to the future.
Momentum was produced at Lake Constance in Southern Germany during a school project of Alexander Bergmann in collaboration with his friends of the 12th grade. At the age of 17 Alexander finished the screenplay of Momentum. The production was completed one year later in spring 2013. Since then Momentum is nominated and awarded on several international film festivals around the world. Momentum is part of the German TV program "MDR- Kurzfilmnacht".
Student International Film Festival Hollywood “Best Foreign Language Drama"
Baden- Württembergischer Jugendfilmpreis "Best Film" and "Best Screenplay"
Teen International Short Film Festival Istanbul "3rd Jury Award"
Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival “1st Place"
Southern California Business Film Festival "Best Editing"
BDFA e.V. Budesfilmfestival "Silbermedaille"
30. Videografika 2014 "2. Preis und Jugend- Förderpreis"
Reg. Wettbewerb BDFA e.V. "1. Platz Jugendfilm"
Best Shorts Competition USA "Award of Merit"
Southern California Creative & Innovative Film Festival "Best Teen Film Maker"
Lovett School Film Festival Atlanta "Best International Narrative" and "Best of the Festival"
The Indie Fest California 2014 "Award of Merit"
Festival de Cannes 2013 - Short Film Corner
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Film Market
Red Rock Film Festival
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Young Cuts Film Festival 2014
Woodstock Film Festival 2014
International Youth Film Festival Langesund
Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival
35. Biberacher Filmfestspiele
Up and Coming Int. Film Festival Hannover 2013
American Online Film Awards
Nomination Media Start-Up Preis Baden- Württemberg 2014
Freiburger Schüler Film Forum
Written, directed, edited and produced by: Alexander Bergmann
Original Score: Phil Nylund
Director of Photography: Nicolai Rissmann
Setphotography: Joschka Olma
Producer: Jeffrey Van Davis, Benjamin Tomoff
He: Dimitri Roggon
She: Sophie Weiß
Father: Ulrich Haller
Voices: Lucas Bergmann, Celine Wambsganß
Funding: MFG Filmförderung Baden- Württemberg
Canon 5D Mark II
Apple Final Cut Pro