THE WEDDING


Sebastian Mayr - 40'

 (Austria)


Synopsis


Mark, an unemployed photographer around 30 living in Vienna, comes back home to the countryside for his sister’s wedding. While his older brothers are both married, have steady jobs and children, Mark is still working as a waiter, waiting for his big breakthrough. As usual on family events, everybody keeps asking uncomfortable questions, Mark answers more or less patiently. Already feeling out of place, Mark sees his recent ex-girlfriend Olivia - with her new boyfriend. The event continues with the usual rituals, food and an elevated amount of alcohol, when Mark decides to take his chance with Olivia, who tells him she’s pregnant. Disillusioned Mark gets seriously drunk. On the next day he wakes up alone in the castle where the wedding took place. He walks on home where the whole family is having breakfast in the garden. His oldest brother Jonas acts as usual, insensitive and trying to substitute the absent father. Mark tells him what he and everybody thinks about him and that he should stop acting this way – and leaves the table.




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Sebastian Mayr


Born in Salzburg in 1983. After finishing high school he studies Communication Sciences in Salzburg, Vienna and Malaga. He starts working in the film business at 18. For two years he works as script/continuity for feature films in Germany. In 2009 he enrols at Filmakademie Wien under Michael Haneke. Sebastian Mayr lives, works and studies in Vienna.

FILMOGRAPHY 
2017 MOVING WATER (6 min., Short, Music-Video, Director) 2016 DIE HOCHZEIT / THE WEDDING (40 min., Short, Director) 2016 REVOLUTION (8 min., Short, Music-Video, Director) 
*BEST SCI-FI SHORT*, Cannes Short Film Festival Pixel Vienna 2016 
2016 ALL THE TIRED HORSES (24 min., Short, Director) 
2015 THE FOOD AND BEER GEEKS (Youtube Series, 5 x 7 min., Street Food Cinema Vienna 2015) 
2014 11. SEPTEMBER (12 min., Short, Director) 
2012 STALEMATE (10 min., Short, Director) 
2011 SNITCH / PETZE (5 min., Short, Director) 
2011 CHRONOS (5 min., Short, Director) 
*BEST MIS-EN-SCENE* Shortynale Klosterneuburg 2011 
*BEST FILM*, AUSTRIA 9 Short Film Festival Competition 2011 
2007 DRUNTER SIND WIR ALLE NACKT / UNDERNEATH WE ARE ALL NAKED (5 min., Short, Director) 
*YOUNG CINEMA AWARD* Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Germany


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