Nov 10 - 17, 2020

Reggae Boyz

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Plagued with one of the highest murder rates in the world, Jamaica tries to reinvigorate its populace by qualifying their national soccer team – the “Reggae Boyz” – for the 2014 World Cup. When their efforts start to fall short, Winnie Schäfer, a colorful German coach, enters the scene and forms an unlikely alliance with a Rastafarian factory worker and legendary reggae musicians to unite Jamaica beyond the soccer pitch. Reggae Boyz uses pop cultures’ most transcendent forces – sports and music – to delve into the heart and soul of Jamaica.

Filmmaker Biographies

Till Schauder (Director, Writer, Producer, Co-Director of Photography), born 1971 in Seattle, got his start interning for Roger Corman in Los Angeles before he directed award winning student films at the University of Television and Film, Munich. After earning his MA from the Munich film school, he relocated to New York with a post-degree scholarship, granted by the German Foreign Ministry Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), to study acting at New York University. His US narrative debut, Santa Smokes, which he wrote, co-directed and starred in, won several international awards, among them Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award.

In 2012, Schauder completed his first documentary, the critically acclaimed The Iran Job, which was released worldwide, mentioned as an Oscar contender and shortlisted for a German Academy Award. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious Gerd-Ruge-Stipendium by Medienstiftung NRW to develop When God Sleeps, which world premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. Schauder also recently completed Glaubenskrieger (Warriors of Faith) a feature documentary about Iraqi refugees in Germany combating ISIS through performance arts for which he won the “ARD Top of the Docs” Award. Schauder teaches film classes at NYU and Vermont College of Fine Arts where he is a founding faculty of the Film Master’s Program. His production company Partner Pictures, which he runs with his wife and producing partner Sara Nodjoumi, is based in Brooklyn.


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