Germany, 2004 | 60 Minutes | A film by Mirko Dreiling & Sebastian Heinzel

A 24-hour experiment. The camera randomly follows people in this city. Where does Berlin go? Where do we go?


    b24 is a documentary experiment. The film shows one day and one night in Germany´s capital. In an intimate two-person-crew-situation, the two directors take their camera and sound equipment and follow people whose ways are incidentally crossing. In 15 entertaining episodes, protagonists give spontaneous insight into their lives and thoughts. Where are we going? This question runs through different realities as a kind of filmic thread. While some protagonists refer to it in a geographical sense, others give philosophical interpretations of their thoughts and their dreams regarding society as a whole or their own life. As a result the camera intuitively captures a world where the transitions between dustman, gallery owner, businessman and nightclubber, between a lawyer, bus driver, student and tourist seem to be fluid.


    Sebastian Heinzel, born 1979 in Kassel, is a German director and filmmaker. He starts his career as a journalist for newspapers and music television. Later on he discovers his passion for creative documentaries. Before studying at the prestigous Film Academy Baden-Württemberg he realizes the feature documentaries 89 MILLIMETRES and b24. Both films are theatrically released throughout Germany and Austria. His short documentary SAMAGON is invited to over 40 film festivals worldwide and receives international awards as many of his other films. Sebastian Heinzel teaches film in workshops and seminars.

    Mirko Dreiling was born in Recklinghausen in 1975. After graduating from high school and completing his community service, he worked for four years at VIVA TV in Cologne. From 2000, he worked as a freelancer within the media network dieWG. Mirko Dreiling studied documentary film directing at the Nederlandse Film en Televisie Academie in Amsterdam from fall 2003.


    Mirko Dreiling & Sebastian Heinzel

    Mirko Dreiling & Sebastian Heinzel

    Thomas Krause

    Sound Design
    Andreas Puffpaff

    Mirko Dreiling & Sebastian Heinzel

    Peter Spiegel
    Kai Fischer

    Art Direction
    Cyprian Hercka


    Kloos & Co. Medien

    World Sales
    Rise and Shine World Sales


    Achtung Berlin Filmfestival 2005
    Audience Award


    Achtung Berlin Filmfestival 2005, Germany