OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
3 Ways Junction
DIRECTOR : Juergen Bollmeyer
COUNTRY : UK
YEAR : 2017
TIME : 101min
Nu Metro 2, 12 Oct @ 12pm | Nu Metro 5, 14 Oct @ 11pm
London-based architect Carl (Tom Sturridge) has unwittingly fallen into the trappings of a
monotonous, corporate lifestyle, leaving behind the idealistic, creative artist he once was. In a bid to clear his mind – particularly with his proposal for an atrium hanging in the balance – he journeys to Africa and to the source of his inspiration; the grand dunes of Namibia.
Fate then brings him together with the free-spirited traveller Lisa (Stacy Martin), who offers a welcome distraction from Carl’s quandary. The journey diverges into an unexpected love affair, when Carl opts to follow Lisa through the breath-taking Namibian landscape. Wrestling with his conscience, Carl struggles to find peace with such spontaneity, instead compelled to return home – if, it seems, he can even make it that far.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Fuelled by the vivid imagery of the everyday world around him – from epic natural settings to chaotic mega-cities – Juergen has travelled the globe creating visionary work for clients like Audi, Bayer, Blue Cross, BMV, Buick, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, Jaguar, Exus, Mercedes-Benz, Red Cross, Smart, Toyota, UBS, and many others.
Juergen has embraced a uniquely naturalistic tone in all his work – a heightened realism, which seeks to reveal grace in the ordinary. His pure and powerful imagery has captured everything from sleek automobiles to the ever-changing contours of the human face.
Melding classic broadcast commercial work with ground-breaking alternative and viral projects, Juergen was a creative mind behind a series of revolutionary internet virals for Daimler’s Smart car. Establishing a long-lasting relationship with ZDF (2nd German Television), one of Europe’s biggest TV stations, Juergen’s award-winning station IDs would go on to define the face of both stations for many years.
Juergen’s work has garnered accolades around the globe, including the Art Directors Club of Germany, the London International Advertising Awards, as well as several Gold Awards at the US International Film Festival, the Grand Award at the New York Festivals for Mercedes-Benz Slr McLaren, the 2012 Clio Award and a Cannes Silver Lion at the 2014 Lions Health for Stryker.
He has just finished post-production on his first feature film, 3 Way Junction, starring Tom Sturridge, Stacy Martin, and Tommy Flanagan. The film was shot on-location in London, Namibia and South Africa.