What Comes From Outside

(Was von draussen kommt)

Kai Gero Lenke

11:12 min min




Kai Gero Lenke


Kai Gero Lenke

Key Cast

Marvin W. Jones "Ben", Nils Andre Brünnig "Alex"

Other credits

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Johannes Waltermann
MUSIC: Jan S. Beyer
SOUND:Leonard Aderhold, Kai Gero Lenke, Valentin Finke
EDITING: Jan S. Beyer


During a stormy night, two young brothers have to face a wounded animal and decide to put it out of its misery.
BIOGRAPHY Kai Gero Lenke is a director, writer and producer. Born in Bremen, Germany, he began his career as assistant director and playwright. As a writer he received numerous international scholarships and awards. He studied Creative Writing at the renowned German Literature Institute in Leipzig and the Swiss Literature Institute in Bern. His short stories have been published in several literary magazines. In 2009 he started his own Berlin-based production company Beauty Killed The Beast. The company's first feature was part of the pre-selection for the German Academy Awards and screened at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2012 he enrolled in Columbia University's MFA Directing and Screenwriting program in New York City, where he was instructed by professors like Ramin Bahrani, Eric Mendelsohn and Julia Solomonoff. He also attended master classes and lectures by such filmmakers as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Isabelle Huppert, Denis Villeneuve, Wim Wenders and Skip Lievsay. As a filmmaker Kai Gero Lenke produced, wrote and directed films in Australia, Lebanon, Germany, Norway and the US. His short films have been screened at numerous film festivals worldwide where they received several awards. Notable festivals include the Hof International Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Austin Film Festival and Raindance. He is a recipient of scholarships by the German Academic Exchange Service, the German National Academic Foundation, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Wim Wenders Foundation. Since 2015 he is represented by the Felix Bloch Erben Management and Agency in Berlin and since 2018 he works as head writer for UFA Fiction. He currently lives in Norway and Germany.