L.A. Calling

Documentary Film
by Lenka Šikulová

Germany 2013, HDV, 18`33

Two years ago Nabil and Bastian became friends at the Pulheimer Baggerloch where they spent their days sailing, a sport Bastian is very passionate about. Now they have to part, because Nabil goes to L.A. to try and realize his dreams. The moment to say good bye is approaching all too quickly…

Made for the dok you competition. See the film (soon) here.


Writer & Director Lenka Šikulová
Cinematography Jakob Beurle
Thomas Keller
Sound Filipp Forberg
Editor Servet Gürbüz
Sounddesign Claas Berger
Mixing Ingo Baier
Music Peter Aufderhaar
Title Design Thomas Wellmann
Production Manager Philipp Stendebach
Producers Meike Martens / Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH
Janna Velber / Boogiefilm
Cast Bastian Glatz
Nabil Gasallah
Production Produziert von Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH und Boogiefilm
In Kooperation mit der KHM Köln und der ifs köln
Im Auftrag des WDR
Commissioning Editor Andrea Ernst
Formats HDCam, DigiBeta, Bluray
16:9 PAL, HDV, Farbe, Stereo
Duration 18’33”
OV deutsch
Subtitles englisch

RESUMÉ Lenka Šikulová

Lenka was born 1978 in the Czech Republic. She started by studying Geography, German philology and phonetics, then continued with film studies at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne. Lenka worked as an assistant director for documentary film and television series, such as Lindenstraße, Alles was zählt and Die Anrheiner. L.A. Calling is her fourth own documentary film. Two of them were funded by the Germany-Czech Fund for the Future.