Thursday, 11/17/2016

Meet the Filmmakers: DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS

Interview with the directors

Meet the Filmmakers: DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS

Directors: Dennis Stauffer & Norbert Kottmann


Describe your film DIGITAL IMMIGRANTS in one sentence.

Dennis: A group of senior citizens trying to catch up with the digital age.

Norbert: The computer is still making people feel desperate in present days.

If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?

Dennis: A wise elephant, not knowing where it is.

Norbert: A cat - with an independent mind and impossible to train - just like a computer.

Which filmmaker would you like to have a beer with?

Dennis: With Ulrich Seidl, although not in a basement.

Norbert: With the Maysles brothers, if it was still possible. I am fascinated by Direct Cinema.

What was the first film you remember seeing at a movie theater?

Dennis: "Lion King"

Norbert: I can't remember - so it must have been a bad film.


Which film deserved an Oscar but didn’t get one?

Dennis: I'd love a documentary to finally be nominated and win as best film.

What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?

Dennis: Probably still locked up in some office building.

Norbert: A slave of computers.

Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?

Dennis: I have never been to Munich. I'm looking forward to getting to know the city and other filmmakers.