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There was no one here before
Short Documentary Film, AT 2022, Farbe, 22 min., eOmdU
Diagonale 2022

Director, Editor: Antonio Mérida
Script: Carmen Kirschner, Antonio Mérida
Cast: Carmen Kirschner
Camera: Antonio Mérida, Carmen Kirschner
Location Sound: Carmen Kirschner, Antonio Mérida
Music: The Blue Danube, Johan Strauss II
Additional Credits: Poster design: Sophie Ortmeier
Producers: Antonio Merida, Carmen Kirschner


Picking up a camera and looking at someone: being looked at by the camera and looking into it—at its core, filmmaking is much like those encounters that can lead to love: There was no one here before tells of this close relationship. Of love, of the love for film, cinematic love, and the uncertainty that this constellation has a part in producing.

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