Created with: Maximilian Mundt
Director & Screenplay: Linda-Schiwa Klinkhammer
Cinematography: Cedric Schanze
Editor: Judy Landkammer
I AM A MERMATE is a hybrid film portraying the actor Maximilian Mundt and his approach to masculinity. Maximilian will act as the narrator of his own Coming-Of-Age-Story talking about how it felt to become a Netflix star, how art saved him during puberty and why he didn’t have any male Rrole models as a child. his inner journey will be visualizes by Maximilian gradually turning into a male mermaid – someone who doesn’t fit in boxes. This portrait is the first episode of a new Netflix series that aims at portraying artists behind German Netflix originals. The series will be showcased for free on Netflix’s social media platforms.
In July 2022 the film got nominated for the Young Director Award in Cannes.
It's the first episode of Netflix' new portrait series I AM.