Not Worth A Bullet


The old tobacco store owner, Walter Bukowski (Ronald Nitschke), and his beloved wife Maggie are victims of a brutal robbery…so it seems.

With his back to the wall and the knowledge of only having caught a glimpse of the villain in a fuzzy mirror, Walter identifies his tormentor in a face off with five suspects. Lt. Carter (Dietmar Wunder) however doesn’t give any credence to his words on account of Walter’s obvious afflictions of old age, nor does his partner Det. Todd (Michael Deffert). With the wisdom and patience of an aged man Walter faces the prejudice and sets a trap for the perpetrator.

Cast & Crew

Starring: Ronald Nitschke, Michael Deffert, Dietmar Wunder, Eva-Maria Kurz
Screenplay: Marco J. Riedl
Cinematography: Marco J. Riedl
: Marc Steinicke
Composer: Nicolas Nohn, Emannuel Hoisl
Director: Markus F. Adrian



Festivals / Official Selections

South Dakota Film Festival 2011, USA

  • (Short) Best Foreign Film

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2010

  • Best Student Film
  • Best Original Score (Shorts & Features)

Yosemite International Film Festival 2010, CA, USA

  • Silver Sierra Film Award (Student Film Competition)

Los Angeles Reel Film Festival 2010

  • (Student Short)
  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Actor (Ronald Nitschke)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Dietmar Wunder)
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Sound Design
  • Nominated
  • Best Supporting Actor (Michael Deffert)
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Film Score
  • Best Special Effects / Make Up

Illinois International Film Festival 2010, Chicago, USA

  • (Narrative Short) Best International Dramatic Short

Great Lakes International Film Festival 2010, PA, USA

  • (Narrative Short) Top 3 Finalist (Shorts & Features)
  • Best Horror/Thriller/Suspense

Cincinnati-Oxford International Film Festival 2010, OH, USA

  • (Narrative Short) Best Cinematography Award (Shorts & Features)

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2010 , FL, USA

  • (International Student Competition, Long Narrative)
  • Best Film, 2nd Place

Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010, CA, USA

  • (Student Short)
  • Best Student Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor (Ronald Nitschke)
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best of Show (Shorts & Features)

Mountain Film Festival 2011, CA, USA

  • Best Thriller Award

Canada International Film Festival 2011, BC, CANADA

  • (Student Competition) Rising Star Award

Honolulu Film Awards 2011                                                                                                 

  • Best Screenplay (Shorts & Features)

Colorado Film Festival 2011, USA                                                                                       

  • (Short) Screenwriting Award

Toronto International Film & Video Award 2011

  • Best Sound

Buffalo Niagra Film Festival 2011, USA                                                                       

  • Honorable Mention Award for Cinematography


Der alte Mann, Walter Bukowski, und seine Frau sind Opfer eines Raubüberfalls. Bei einer Gegenüberstellung identifiziert er seinen Peiniger. Lt. Carter jedoch schenkt Walter’s Wort keinen Glauben, da er Vorurteile gegenüber alten Leuten hat.

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