Patrick Vollrath grew up in a small town in Central Germany. From 2005 to 2008, the talented director was a trainee at ARRI Film and Television (Munich). He started his career working as an editor. In 2008, he began his Film Studies in Directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts - Film Academy in Vienna and graduated with honours. Patrick studied in the class of Michael Haneke.
Furthermore, he became a participant of the Cannes Young Lions Competition and the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2013. He went on to win several national and international prizes for his work and his latest film EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, was not only shown at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes, it also won a Student Academy Award, as well as many prestigious international prizes and every important ‘upcoming' award in Germany.
EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY was also nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Short Category (2016).
The number combination 7500 is an international air travel emergency code for a plane hijacking.
A flight from Berlin to Paris. Business as usual in the cockpit of an Airbus A319 before take-off. Co-pilot Tobias Ellis expertly goes through the routine flight preparations.
The take-off is smooth as usual. But then, suddenly, screams can be heard from the cabin. A group of men, the young Vedat (18) amongst them, try to enter the cockpit.
A fight between crew and terrorists ensues, and a psychological struggle between saving individual lives and preventing even greater harm is under way. The cockpit door becomes a battle zone and Tobias finds himself in the position of having to decide between life and death.
MFG Baden Württemberg
FISA - Filmstandort Austria
Story by: Patrick Vollrath & Senad Halilbasic