PAMA 2018 Movies 06/15/2018

INGENIUM / Feature film


Directed by Steffen Hacker

Produced by Eric Sonnenburg and  Steffen Hacker


Esther Maaß as “Felicitas”
Judith Hoersch as “Natascha”
Adrian Topol as “Titus”


The movie is listed 4 times in competition for the 2018 PAMA for :
– Best Feature Film
– Best Director
– Best Actress
– Best Editor

PITCH : As Felicitas’ life is turned upside down she doesn’t know if her nightmares are taking over or if something bigger is trying to control her – and the only way to find out the truth is her best friend Natascha who is locked up in an asylum.

Festival’s appreciation :

“INGENIUM is an intense run with elements and twists of a thriller and surprises beyond that.”


This is the incredible directorial debut of director-producer Steffen Hacker.




Director Statement

“Getting exposure and an audience after so many years of work went into one film means the world to me being a first time filmmaker – I´d finally love to see how people react, if the film entertains, gives them the thrill we all love to get in cinema. So thank you for providing us Indie filmmakers that possibility to show our work to the people that love movies beyond mainstream.

Director Biography – Steffen Hacker

Studied visual effects at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany and teamed up with former classmate Alexander Kiesl, CEO of unexpected GmbH in Stuttgart, to found the commercial directing duo “Alex & Steffen” in 2005.

His first self-financed Indie feature film as director, “Ingenium”, was finished in 2018.