Gatekeeper

Worlds collide when Ellie, a single, childless, 40-something Viennese gallery owner crashes into Alec, a 24 year old human trafficking victim trapped in Vienna, as he darts from one job to the next on his bike one night. She decides to take the young Romanian in and help get him back on his feet, but as their relationship goes from awkward friendship to love both are confronted with the cruel brutality of those who would rather see them apart.

Director: Lawrence Tooley
DoP: Brother Jide
Producers: Loretta Pflaum, Lawrence Tooley, Martin Maier

AskimAskim Film Berlin (Germany)

Martin Maier Media (Austrian)

93 minutes, color, 25 fps DCP, PAL, Dolby 5.1, 1:1.85
in English, German, Romanian, Pashto w/ English subtitles

Release / Festival premiere: Hof International Film Festival, November 2017

More info at Austrian Films