EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed German-born filmmaker Anja Marquardt hot off of the success of her directorial debut She’s Lost Control, which hits screens via Monument Releasing on March 20. Inspired by an article about Japanese “caretaker” robots, Marquardt wrote, produced, and directed the story of an emotionally guarded sex surrogate that debuted at the Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for the Best First Feature Award. Marquardt won the Berlinale Forum’s C.I.C.A.E. Art Cinema Award for the film, which was executive produced by The Messenger‘s Oren Moverman and stars Brooke Bloom (Alpha House, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close). The film premiered stateside at SXSW and nabbed Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Marquardt continues to be repped by Sebastian DiBona at RTA in Germany.
Here’s the trailer for She’s Lost Control: