A New Shift
Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for twenty-five years. When the mine closes, he is offered training and a new career as a computer programmer. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to radically transform his life. But will a forty-something, long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who spent his whole life performing hard, physical labor ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd?
Jindřich Andrš (1994) is a director and producer. He studied film at FAMU, Charles University and Edinburgh Napier. In 2017 he received a Special Mention Award at the Ji.hlava IDFF, amongst others, for his short documentary The Last Shift of Tomas Hisem. Based on this short, he finished his first feature film, A New Shift in 2020, with which he participated in Ex.Oriente, dok.incubator and the IDFA Academy. As a producer, he debuted with the short film Pripyat Piano — a film-poem from Chernobyl. Pripyat Piano received a Silver Eye Award in 2019, and premiered at Visions du Réel 2020.