In adventure comedy romp OFFLINE, computer game star Jan fights for his digital identity and reclaims his real life. Usually, gamer Jan (17) isn’t Jan, he’s brave warrior Fenris (Level 69), one of the top players in the Battle of Utgard fantasy game. He’s busy preparing for the upcoming online tournament, called “Ragnarök”, when he is suddenly expelled from the game. He frantically realizes he’s been hacked by another player, dark sorcerer Loki (Level 70).
It’s the start of the biggest quest of his life – in the real world! He encounters a plethora of analog obstacles on his journey to regain his digital identity, terrifying opponents, and even crazy Karo ... an actual, honest-to-goodness girl!
FLORIAN SCHNELL was born in 1984 and studied Fictional Artwork at the University of Hildesheim, Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, and participated in the UCLA Hollywood Workshop. Also active as a writer, his films include ZWEI MENSCHEN (experimental, 2004), HYBRIS (animation, 2009), MEINUNGSMEER (animation, 2010), FRISCH GESTRICHEN (short, 2011), MIA AND THE MINAUTOR (2012), IM SCHATTEN EUROPAS (doc, 2016), and his graduation film OFFLINE (2016).photos © Rat Pack Filmproduktion