Tim Laubscher is South African born and has been living in Ireland for many years and his film is the focus of today preview as we count down the days towards November’s Strasburg Film Festival.

This film, titled Ellie, is a story of survival and overcoming one’s circumstances. It is told through the eyes of Ellie a young girl experiencing abuse along with her mother and their struggle to overcome it.

It’s a story that’s only about 7 minutes long, but we felt that it will stay with you long afterward. Indie Shorts Magazine said, “‘Ellie’ is a painful reminder of the society’s persistent, yet seemingly unresolved problem – domestic violence.”

The full film fest schedule will be released in early September but you can buy one day or three day passes now.

Filmmaker Background
Mr. Laubscher submitted the following biography about himself:

I am interested and passionate about film and other media and thought it would be cool to get into. At this point, I have been in a short film “Wounded Ella “co-staring as the vicious gang member ” Tommy ” and recently “In Plastic ” a music video for the band “Girl band ” and James Cramers,” Back to Bohemia ” music video.

I have continued in work on two further music videos including Daryl Smiths ” I came to change ” as an army member and Kitty, Daisy and Lewis music video for ” Down on my knees “. In July I starred in Ferran Molinas short ” The Desk ” as ” Big Boy “, due for a festival run throughout the year. In 2018 I will be releasing my first short film called ” Ellie “. I am directing, producing and starring in this project.

I am a training psychotherapist and love to keep in good shape by weightlifting and powerlifting. I also have a passion for music attending concerts all the time.