SHORT NEWS

Variety: «An auspicious calling card for Vollrath»

Patrick Vollrath has delivered on his promise of his Oscar-nominated short Everything Will Be Okay with his first feature-length title 7500 – which premiered at Locarno’s  Piazza Grande.

7500 is a German/Austrian co-production from augenschein Filmproduktion(D) and Vienna-based, Novotny Filmproduktion (A) with additional Austrian contributors; Sebastian Thaler (director of photography),
Senad Halilbašić (co-author) and Murathan Muslu as one of the hijakers.

Read some of the Locarno reviews:

«An auspicious calling card for Vollrath, confirming the slick promise of his Oscar-nominated 2015 short Everything Will Be Okay and showcasing the chops to steer larger genre projects.»
Guy Lodge, Variety

«This is an undeniably visceral, well-executed debut feature»
Allan Hunter, Screen International

7500 is technically proficient and should put Vollrath on the radar of studio bigwigs (...)
 
Cinematographer Sebastian Thaler and production designer Thorsten Sabel have done a great job recreating a cockpit that looks convincing while also functioning as a space for the dramatic struggles and difficult choices that have to be made there.
Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter