Marvin Meiendresch lives from advertising and for the film. As a Berlin writer-director he is interested in perception and memory, hell-trips from postmodernism, which Mark Wachholz would associate with the genre Dark Drama. The central narrative is the inward encounter with the stranger, a journey to a dissolving identity that seems to lead an abysmal life of its own. Important stylistic devices are illusionistic motive borrowings from genres such as horror, thriller, mystery or science fiction as well as a complex, surrealist narrative structure that reflects the zeitgeist of social upheaval and provides a view of the aftermath.
Born in 1987 in Cologne, raised in Aachen, his first project triggered a grand scale operation by the police, who suspected a killing spree on the school yard. After numerous internships, amongst others at camera rental ARRI Munich, he has worked as video operator and later clapper loader for cinema productions since 2009, such as „Freche Mädchen 2“, „Lolipop Monster“, „Die Relativitätstheorie der Liebe“ and TV productions such as „Tod in Istanbul“ and „Polizeiruf 110: Raubvögel“. In addition to his Bachelor studies in Cultural Studies about the hero`s journey in German road movies, he graduated from the Kaskeline-Filmakademie Berlin with his film „The Treatment“.
2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL
The Treatment (Competition, Germany)
won BEST FILM Award 2016
5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL
(Official Selection, Cambridge, UK)
Nominee for SCREENPLAY & FICTION AWARD 2016
34th FILMFEST MUNICH
(Award Competition, Germany) Nominee for 17th SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2016
19th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Treatment (Official Competition, USA)
World Premiere 2015
won BEST DIRECTOR Award 2018
won BEST ACTORS Award 2018