The Patient – A One Act

Film Block: F         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 01.03.18          Time: 8.15-9.45 PM

The Patient – A One Act

Director: Philipp Christopher and Paul Weiss

Country: Germany

Runtime: 11 mins

Genre: Drama / Mystery


A therapist starts her first session with a new patient only to find out that his true intention is not to seek help. As the buried past comes crashing in, both uncover the dark secret that has changed their lives forever. 

Q&A with actress Friederike Haas after this block

Rated: PG




Philipp Christopher was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, and is a graduate of the School Of Visual Arts in New York, with a major in film directing. His films have garnered awards in festivals around the world including Athens, Beijing, and Sonoma. He also works as a commercial director at FilmGym, a production company based in New York and Berlin. As an actor, he has appeared in Off-Broadway shows, TV and in films in Germany and the United States.

After high school Paul Weiss gained experience as a production assistant, boom-operator and 1stAD. While studying audiovisual media (camera) he wrote and directed several short films. After university, he worked for almost two years as an editor/cutter in the Axel-Springer-company “Zuio“. Since 2015, Paul works as a freelance director and produces commercials, image films and short films with his company “Filmmenschen“.