Lawrence Tooley is not a German, but did make a very special German film. Tooley, who grew up in Texas, studied in Germany and adopted the German language and culture in his very own way. But he may also have maintained the gaze of an outsider. The way in which he sketches the unusual environment of artistic thirty-somethings in Berlin has a subtle and ironic distance to it.
The film is told in a special way and only reveals its drama in small doses, in occasionally disjointed fragments. The editing is often surprising and the music can also suddenly turn up very loud and disappear again. The film focuses more or less on Marianne (Loretta Pflaum). She is a photographer and occasionally takes on commercial commissions. And like many people in her surroundings, she is fanatically involved with her career, but that changes when she finds out she is pregnant. It puts her in a confused and melancholy state.
Headshots is certainly also a psychological drama; Marianne's issues are illuminated in all their complexity. In addition, the film is also a humourous social sketch. With a great feeling for detail, the lifestyle of a certain generation in a certain class in today’s Berlin is examined.

Filmmaker
Lawrence Tooley
Premiere
International première
Country
Germany, Austria
Year
2010
Medium
35mm
Length
92’
Language
German
Producer
Lawrence Tooley
Production Company
AskimAskim Film
Sales
AskimAskim Film
Writer
Loretta Pflaum, Lawrence Tooley
Cinematography
Emre Erkmen
Editor
Lawrence Tooley
Production Design
Lawrence Tooley
Sound Design
Daniel Iribarren
Music
Lorenz Dangel
Cast
Loretta Pflaum, Samuel Finzi
Website
http://askimaskimfilm.com