By Stefan NAJIB


Thriller - Completed 2014

In 2009, a school shooting happened in Winnenden, a small town near Stuttgart, Germany.
"The Getaway" loosly depicts the events following right after the incident, when the shooter took a hostage for his escape.

& Awards

Biberacher Filmfest 2014
Selection Shortfilm Competition
Max-Ophüls-Preis 2015
Out of Competition
Byron Bay Filmfestival 2015
Selection Short Film Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 25 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stefan NAJIB
    • Writer(s)
    • Stefan NAJIB
    • Producer(s)
    • Tommy NIESSNER (East End Film), Elaine NIESSNER (East End Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Martin is a teacher at a local high school. He thinks of himself as a good educator, but his own son begins to rebel against him. One day both drive to school together and get into a bad row over Bastian going on a camping vacation with his buddies. Soon after, Bastian's classmate Tom starts to shoot people in their school. Martin can stop the killing by volunteering to drive an escape car for Tom.
      During the escape, a harsh pychological duel begins between the teacher and the crazed student.
      For this project, East End Film is working in close cooperation with the "Aktionsbündnis Winnenden", an organisation founded by the bereaved family members of the victims of the Winnenden school shooting.
      The film will be completed in June 2012.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2011