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Thu Feb 28, 2019 – Idol 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center


Directed by Luisa Taraz
Narrative Short
Austria | 8 min | 2018

The artist Loudo should have submitted a commissioned work some time ago, but he is in a blockade. When he finally – inspired by his muse – creates a masterpiece, his manager and his muse get into a violent argument over the sale of the work. Only too late Loudo realizes what role he was playing in all this.

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Luisa Taraz was born in Hamburg with Iranian roots. After completing a degree in theatre studies at the LMU in Munich, she studied acting at the university of the arts in Zurich. Since graduating, she has worked at various state theatres, first as an ensemble member of the Schauspielhaus Kiel, then freelance at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus, Kampnagel and Thalia Theater in Hamburg. She has also worked as a director since 2013. Her directing debut took place at the Thalia Theater, this was followed by a string of productions for various festivals as well as the Kraine theatre in New York City. 2015 marked her first collaboration with the producer Manuel Weber, on the pop opera “Homeward” for the Reeperbahn festival. Owing to its great success, they developed the short film IDOL, Luisa’s debut as a film director. Thematically, Luisa focuses on the abyss of the human condition as well as its fragile relationships. For her, reality and dream are often inextricably connected.

Film Information

Director: Luisa Taraz
Country: Austria
Year: 2018
Language: German
Runtime: 8 min.
Rated: PG-13


Producers: Manuel Richard Weber, Jürgen Nerger
Screenplay: Manuel Richard Weber, Luisa Taraz
Director of Photography: Martin Neumeyer
Art Direction: Julia Katharina Berndt
Costume Design: Ada Oehrlein
Sound: Michael Manzke

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