German-American Filmmaker Seeks Support for “She’s Lost Control”

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Anja Marquardt grew up in a divided Berlin where she witnessed the many disruptions the wall made both in society and family life.  Now, years later, she is living in New York and is taking her experiences and interests in acceptance and reconciliation to tell a story of compassion and reaching out to others in her first feature film, She’s Lost Control.  With help from Academy Award nominee Oren Moverman (The Messenger, Rampart), Marquardt is looking to tell a story of intimacy and how it has become “one of the hardest things to learn in life and… is becoming increasingly challenging in our modern, technologically-driven society.”

While the story takes place in New York, there is a strong German connection to the film.  Post-production will be completed by a talented team at Berlin’s Rotor Film, and is being generously supported by the German Consulate General in NYC.  However, before production can really begin, She’s Lost Control still needs some extra funding, and in order to reach their goal of $50,000, Marquardt and her team have created a Kickstarter campaign that expires on Friday, November 9 at 5pm ET.

The Story

Ronah, fiercely independent and in her 30s, works as a surrogate partner in NYC, teaching her patients the very thing they fear most — to be intimate. A cross between pop-cultural thriller and art house independent, She’s Lost Control is a film about professional intimacy and the way we connect to other people.

Set in a world that most of us aren’t familiar with, we follow Ronah as she carefully maintains a clear boundary between her professional intimacy and her own feelings. When she starts working with a new patient, Johnny, that line begins to blur. And Ronah’s world begins to unravel.

Helping Out

With Kickstarter, you are free to pledge any amount that fits within your budget, and depending on the amount you choose to spend, various rewards are unlocked.  $5 will get you movie downloads of director Anja Marquardt’s past films, and once you pledge $25 or more, you can get an online copy of She’s Lost Control once it is completed.  (Check out the full list of perks on Kickstarter page in the source link at the end of this article.)

If you would rather make a tax-deductable donation, the Kickstarter page has instructions on how you can do so thanks to the support from Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts service organization.

Remember, you only have until this Friday to make your contribution.  If She’s Lost Control does not reach the full $50,000 goal by the end of the campaign, none of the pledges currently made will go through, so please act fast.


Source: Kickstarter

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Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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