Blind Photographers | 90min.

The documentary 'Blind Photographers' is a long term study concerned with blind photographers of various ages. It follows their lifes and creative work all around the globe. Employing a unique audio-visual concept, the project paints a surprising and poignant picture of artists whose art is hard to imagine for people with perfect sight. It is common sense that photographers capture the visible, but this movie will prove that high-level photography can be more than exploring the world through a viewfinder.


Blind Photographers Website


Cast
Director Leonard Schmidt
Camera Anselm Belser
Montage Carlotta Kittel
Production Aug & Ohr Media
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Grandes Alpes | 60min.

1000 kilometers, 24 passes in the French alps and an altitude difference of 23000 meters. A tour de force for two cyclists.


Grandes Alpes Website


Cast
Director Andreas Bucher
Camera Leonard Schmidt
Sound Tobias Grasse
Production blackstoryfilm
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Ein kleiner Splitter | 3min.

A short documentary about the virtues of travelling on a shoestring budget. Filmed in Spain and Northern Africa over a period of two months.

Cast
Everything Leonard Schmidt
Traveller Christopher Hertweck
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6qm Freiheit | 11min.

Ralf has been in jail for 12 years. Tomorrow he's going to be released and he's been meticulously planning his first day as a free man, but everything turns out different. His plastic bags are fulled to the brim and he's standing in front of a supermarket. What's next?

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Cast
Director Leonard Schmidt
Camera Andrey Pavlunin
Sound Tilmann Trödiger
Production Leonard Schmidt
Music Igor Dobrianski
Starring Dieter Winschiers
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Die Schaukel | 14min.

Jonas is 6 years old, he loves his grandma and everything's alright. After school the two go to his swingset, where he waits until his grandma starts telling him stories about places far away.

Jonas got older, he outgrew the swingset and his grandma's stories. While looking for their origins, trying to find out more about his grandma, he's confronted with a frail woman.

Cast
Director Leonard Schmidt
Camera Andrey Pavlunin
Sound Andrej Tag
Production Leonard Schmidt
Starring Cordula Trantow, Pascal Houdous, Bastian Ertle
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Vita

About Leo

Travelling, Adventures & Stories

After finishing school, Leo spent a year hitchhiking across the Americas.

He was born in 1990 in southern Germany and graduated high-school there. Ever since then he has been freelancing as a director and cinematographer. He has been involved in numerous feature films and documentaries, as well as working as a photographer. He has staged several exhibtions featuring his work and directed short films, collaborating with Cordula Trantow and Dirk-Martin Heinzelmann among others.

Leo lives and works in Berlin.

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