Press Junket for High Maintenance (2006)

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Jane is unhappy with her dull husband and monotonous marriage. Thankfully, in the near-future satisfaction is guaranteed and upgrades are always available. (


Philip Van

Cast and Crew


Written by
Simon Biggs

Nicolette Krebitz – Jane
Wanja Mues – Paul
Judith Rohde – delivery woman
Anna Schenk-Rollman – Marie
Lisa Zlotnick – call center operator (voice)

Produced by
Cordula Kablitz-Post – producer
Ina Goring – producer
Edda Baumann von Broen – co-producer
Andrew Amondson – consulting producer

Music by
Daniel Dickmeis

Director of Photography
Felix Novo de Oliveira

Edited by
Dorothee Brockelman

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Aspen Shortsfest - BAFTA/LA Award for Excellence, Honorable Mention(2007)
Berlin International Film Festival - Talent Movie of the Week (2006)
Boulder International Film Festival - Best Short Film (2007)
Florida Film Festival - Best International Short (2007)
Seattle International Film Festival - Best Short Film (2007)
Student Academy Awards, USA - Narrative, Silver Medal (2007)
Sundance Film Festival - "Delta's Fly-In Movies Contest Winner (2007)
U.S. Comedy Arts Festival - Best Short Film, AFI Filmmaker Award (2007)



Other Information:

HIGH MAINTENANCE, Phillip Van, Director's Notes