Trade Queen

Director:

David Wagner

Shortfilm | 6 MIN
Arricam LT | Zeiss Super Speed | 1:2.39

Cast:

Thomas Gerber
Heiko Raulin
Harry Lampl

Cinematographer:

Moritz Mössinger

Production:

Janina Sara Hennemann
Hamburg Media School

Awards:

Sizilien Short Film Festival
8th Annual Toronto Queer West
FestivalHuesca
KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Special Mentioning)
Festival de Cine de Alicante
Vilnius LGBT* Festival Kreives
A Long Week of Short Films Shanghai
26th MEDIAWAVE – ANOTHER CONNECTION
Festival International du Film d’Aubagne
ABGEDREHT Short Film Festival
Reflecta Filmfestival
Euroshorts Festival Young Cinema Foundation
Filmfest Düsseldorf
Queer Film Festival Merlinka
Fargo Short Film Festival
Shorts Filmfestival_Hochschule Offenburg
Barcelona LGTIB Film Festival
Oderkurz Festival
Holebikort Film Festival
Västerås Filmfestival
17th Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA
PERLEN – Queer Film Festival
Sardinia Film Festival
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
Equality Festival
Festival Cinéma & Droits Humains Amnesty
PUERTO RICO QUEER FILMFEST
32nd LGBT Film Festival Ljubljana
15th PinkPanorama_Lesbischwules Filmfestival
17th Queer Film Festival MEZIPATRA

Synopsis:

Day by day, Mr. Jonas and Mr. Schmidt make their way from door to door across the country, selling pots.
After work, both go their own way: Mr. Jonas spends his evenings in solitude, contemplating in his cheap hotel room, before going to a bar to drink a few glasses of Whiskey. Mr. Schmidt whereas, transforms himself into a glamorous Drag Queen and dives into the night-life.
On one of those evenings, set at a shabby bar on the outskirts of a town, Mr. Schmidt fully dressed up, clashes with the locals who aren’t able to to cope with his extroverted lifestyle as well as with Mr. Jonas who just wanted to spend some time alone. Now it’s up to Mr. Jonas to decide whether he’ll risk his own neck for his unwanted colleague, or do nothing  while Mr. Schmidt gets humiliated.