FAMILY SHOTS tells the story of a young couple and the challenges they face with their newborn baby while trying to do everything right. The happily-ever-after love story of David and Jessica takes a turn when their daughter is born: They become chronically exhausted, have to deal with constantly recurring colds and childhood illnesses while trying to keep the household together and ambitiously follow their successful film careers. The worst is yet to come when they realize they absolutely do not agree on the issue of vaccination. David never really questioned this common practice while Jessica had negative experiences and is afraid it may have serious side effects on their baby. How should they deal with their shared responsibility and reach a sensible joint decision – when both believe they are right?
DAVID SIEVEKING’s other films include NACHDREH (short, 2000), A PROPOS DENNIS (doc, 2001), GANGA GUEST HOUSE (short, 2002), DIE AMERIKANISCHE BOTSCHAFT (short, 2003), MR. SINGH (2004, an episode of the feature ASYL), WILD MAN (short, 2006), SENEGALLEMAND (doc, 2007), DAVID WANTS TO FLY (doc, 2010), and FORGET ME NOT (doc, 2012).