Our Man In Nirvana


Germany 2005, 35 mm, Dolby Digital, colour, no dialogue, 11 min., 3D computer animation, 4:3 LB / 1.85
Director, Screenwriter, Director of Photography, Editor, Animation: Jan Koester; Music: Benjamin Dickmann; Production: Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg;
John, a famous rock star, dies in an accident during a concert and wakes up in Nirvana. Here he has to confront his dreams and actions and experiences lots of strange things.

Jan Koester

was born in Berlin in 1978. He studied Animation at the Film and Television Academy “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Our Man in Nirvana is his diploma film. Jan Koester is part of the Talking Animals Animation Studio.
Filmography: Herbst (2000), Fluvial (2001), Veag Puls (2001), Müsli (2002), Schwarz zu Blau (2008, Animation)
Awards: Filmfest Dresden, 2006: Golden Horseman for the best animated film; Berlin International Film Festival, 2006: Silver Bear for the best short film; International Festival of Animation Arts “Multivision”, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006: 1st Prize; International Student Film and Video Festival, Beijing, PR China, 2006: Silver Award; Brooklyn International Film Festival, New York, USA, 2006: Spirit Award

Lernmaterialien Filmschule DaF

Nirwana - Arbeitsblätter Teil 1 (PDF, 191 KB)
Nirwana - Arbeitsblätter Teil 2 (PDF, 99 KB)
Nirwana - Hinweise für Lehrende (PDF, 45 KB)