The Rise and Fall of Diesel Wilmington

Short film from the 4th semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2022

Cologne, 1969: When Retreating to his change room after a gig, guitar- and song-writing-god Diesel Wilmington encounters Helmuth: Diesel-fan with heart and soul. As the two lose themselves in a dialogue about Diesel’s work, a man bursts in, giving the conversation an unpleasant twist.




Directing: Manuel Liebscher
Screenplay: Manuel Liebscher  & Maximilian Aigner
Production: Maximilian Aigner
DoP: Jonas Thibaut
Editing & sound design: Niklas Lipski
Production design: Luisa Niederschuh & Kira Thönnes



Ryan Wichert, Frank Casali