Apart from calling a small Italian coastal town home, an 86-year-old local woman, a moody teenager and a Nigerian refugee would not seem to have much in common. But once they begin to share their hopes and dreams about where life’s journey might take them, their stories surprisingly overlap.
Should I Stay or Should I Go
of Nils Clauss, Thomas Horat
Switzerland, South Korea, 2020
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Nils has shot, directed and edited a number of award-winning music videos, short, feature and documentary films, which have been screened at various international festivals or distributed online. He created a number of hit music videos like “Senior Living” for the Norwegian band Röyksopp which was selected for the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi’s New Directors’ Showcase at Cannes and received a nomination at the UK Music Video Awards.
Thomas is a self-taught filmmaker, who started his career in 2003 with his first feature documentary “Wätterschmöcker”. Together with his second feature “Alpsummer”, both films have been successfully shown in the cinemas throughout Switzerland and won several awards in the USA. His short-film “Ins Holz” (seen at Corto e Fieno) was nominated for the Swiss Movie Award and has won more than 15 Awards worldwide. Today Thomas works as a filmmaker, who directs and records sound. But sometimes he also wears the hat of a distributor or producer in order to support short films.