„Forever us „, TV  feature film, Germany 2023/24 – in postproduction


Colour, 89 min

Broadcasting premiere: 2024 in ARD (wednesday 20:15)

In a system that has been tried and tested over the years, 16-year-old Jann shields his mother Lina from the outside world. When Jann falls in love with Selma, who is a year older than him, he is less and less able to keep his family secret. Selma and Jann’s love causes his previous world to collapse, but in the end it also gives him the strength he needs to claim a new place in life. And just as Jann is learning to give up responsibility for his mentally ill mother, he gives Lina the chance for professional help.


Director: Johannes Schmid
Screenplay: Thomas Schmid/Johannes Schmid
Casting: Daniela Tolkien
Director of photography: Michael Bertl, bvk
Set Design: Thomas M. Schmid
Costume Design: Elisabeth Kraus
Makeup Design: Sylvia Niehues, Kathrin Schäfer
Editing: Bernd Schlegel
Film Composer: Michael Heilrath
Commissioning Editor (WDR): Andrea Hanke
Producers: Philipp Budweg, Johannes Schmid


With: Philip Günsch, Marie Leuenberger, Mina-Giselle Rüffer, Stefan Maaß, Vincent Hahnen, Peter Traber, Linus Bade, Anna Holter, Michael Kamp, Antonia Riet, and others.


A production by Lieblingsfilm GmbH for WDR

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