The short film „The Gift Is You“begins with a gleeful woman putting several boxes of chocolate into a shelf. When she is a greeting nervous-looking customer, named Rolf, he starts talking about his problem of being such a bad father. This is why he needs a little present for his son’s 18th birthday. Rolf is going to donate him a considerable amount of money, but really wants to give him something else too. Finally he decides to take a box of chocolate, which sounds not spectacular at all, but will lead to the stories main plot, packed in a “box of happiness”...
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Michael Prandstaetter, born 1988 in Linz, grew up in the country of Upper Austria and got in touch with medias as film and video soon! He is very enthusiastic and passionate in telling stories, writing screenplays as producing and shooting movies.
Currently he is studying “Time based and Interactive Media” at the University of Arts in Linz, Austria, which highly support his interests.
Next to his studies he works for a youthmagazine called “subtext” and he got experiences in acting (theater).