Stuck between high performance-pressure and negative self-talk we follow young music-producer Maxi´s path into burnout. While chasing her dreams and the most effective self-care products, Maxi realizes she needs to exorcize her inner cop and make peace with her inner child.

Original title: First Work, Then Play
Director: Brenda Lien
Cinematography: Brenda Lien
Production: Seemab Gul & Brenda Lien
Music: Brenda Lien
Editor: Brenda Lien
Cast: Anthonette Olaleye, Annelle Olaleye, Lona Culmer-Schellbach
Script: Brenda Lien
Dialogue: English
Licensed territory: Worldwide

Flickerfest Film Festival
Int. Filmfest Dresden
INTERFILM 38 Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Berlin

Sächsischer Filmförderpreis, National Competition - Int. Filmfest Dresden