Dark Blue Girl
Directed by Mascha Schilinski
USA | 104 min | 2017
Two years after Hannah and Jimmy’s break up, the pair unexpectedly falls head over heels for each other again when selling their holiday home on a little volcanic island in the Aegean. The two want to give their relationship a second chance but could not foresee that it would be their seven-year-old daughter Luca who does everything in her power to prevent this from happening.
With childish cleverness, Luca plays her parents against each other until an abysmally evil power struggle for the family throne arises in front of the island’s beautiful backdrop…
French-German director and writer Mascha Schilinski was born in 1984 in Berlin.
She gained her first experiences in the film industry as a child actress for film and
TV productions. Throughout her school years she did several internships in
different departments of the industry and worked as a kids and teens casting
agent for the agency “Gesichter” in Potsdam-Babelsberg.
Mascha also travelled through Europe for a couple of years, wrote short stories
and worked as a magician and fire-eater in a travelling circus in Italy. In 2008 she completed a screenplay masterclass at Filmschule Hamburg.
In the following years she worked as a writer and storyliner for film productions
and TV series and commuted between Berlin, Paris and Lyon.
In 2012 she started studying Fiction Direction at Filmakademie Baden-
Württemberg. She developed her award winning medium-length film “THE CAT” (original title “DIE KATZE”) in year two.
“DARK BLUE GIRL” (original title “DIE TOCHTER”) is her feature film debut, which
was developed in her third academic year. The film was premiered at Berlinale film festival in 2017 (section “Perspective”) where it was nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award. It was followed by the international premiere at the renowned Los Angeles Film Festival 2017.
Since then the film’s been shown at festivals worldwide and has been awarded
internationally multiple times. “DARK BLUE GIRL” is coming to selected cinemas on May 2018 (distribution: missingFILMs).
Mascha Schilinski works and lives in Berlin and is currently writing on the final year
project for her diploma.