PARALLEL PLANES  Australian premiere @ Revelation Perth Film Fest 

Come to our Australian Premiere at Revelation Perth Filmfest. Director Nicole Wegner will be attending for a Q&A and panel.


  • Sun 8 July @ 2.10pm @Luna Leederville
  • Mon 9 July @ 8.45pm @Luna Leederville
  • Sun 15 July @ 8pm @Luna Leederville


SAT 7, 6:00 pm @ Rhubarb Record Store


MON 9, 5:00 pm @ Luna Leederville


Parallel Planes International premiere @ Urban Nomad Film Fest Taipei

Folks! If you are around in Taiwan come to Taipei and join our International premiere @ Urban Nomad Film Fest!


The film screens at Wonderful Theater and has a Q&A afterwards with director Nicole Wegner.

5/20 (六/Sun) 17:40 + Q&A
5/22 (二/Tue) 21:15 + Q&A

Check out the trailer with Chinese/Taiwanese Subtitles!!



Nicole Wegner / 2017 / Germany / 100 min / documentary / English / Chinese subtitles / International premiere +  Director Q&A

In this video mix-tape and essay, director Nicole Wegner embarks on a journey across the American indie music landscape, paying homage to the DIY spirit and asking basic questions about the nature of independence and music. She looks especially at punk, noise, no wave, and where music has gone since the 1990s, finding answers from 12 American indie musicians working outside commercial mainstream: Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Michael Gira (Swans), Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) and others. Wegner holds that “the DIY idea as the most important legacy of punk and the starting point of self-empowerment and resistance.” The dialogues are philosophical and fascinating, and with the fitting coolness of a music video, she backs up the ideas with an aural and visual aesthetic of overload and maximalism.





>> 03/05/17  Review Choices Cologne 


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International Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ Urban Nomad Film Fest Taipei

Folks! If you are around in Taiwan come to Taipei and join our International premiere @ Urban Nomad Film Fest!

The film screens at Wonderful Theater and has a Q&A afterwards with director Nicole Wegner.

5/20 (六/Sun) 17:40 + Q&A
5/22 (二/Tue) 21:15 + Q&A


Check out the trailer with Chinese/Taiwanese Subtitles!!





US-Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ Chicago Underground Film Festival

We can happily announce that “Parallel Planes” will have it’s US-premiere at the legendary Chicago Underground Film Festival.

06/08 // @ Logan Theatre // 7pm

See you there!!! Psyched!!

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NRW-Premiere “PARALLEL PLANES” @ International Women’s Film Festival Cologne

26.04. // @ Altes Pfandhaus // 20:30h (+ live show UMMN)

Parallel Planes at International Women's Film Festival Cologne



> 28/11/17  Parallel Planes just won an Audience Award/3rd price of the Soundwatch Berlin Music Film Festival!



> 07/11/17  Parallel Planes won the title “DOK Buster” at DOK Leipzig because of high audience demand.


> 31/10/17  World Premiere at DOK Leipzig 2017.


> 30/10/17  Intro Magazin gave a review on Parallel Planes: Review Intro Magazin


> 28/10/17  Deutschlandfunk Corso interviewed director Nicole Wegner: Interview



>> 10/10/17  Parallel Planes is nominated for the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize.


>>  28/01/17  Kaput Mag interviewed director Nicole Wegner:  Kaput Mag Interview

>>  28/01/17  We just released a mix on the fine Baumusik Label based in Cologne:

“PARALLEL PLANES – A mix for a motion picture”  features all artists and their film music at PARALLEL PLANES. Enjoy!




“Parallel Planes” is a documentary film portraying 12 American musicians. It is a journey between genres, an essay on free thinking and an intimate look at how 12 critical players relate to the potential of music.
This film is a proof that music reminds us how and why we criticise politics and society and that our different ideas are bonded to each other.
with: Michael Gira (Swans, Young God Records), Mick Barr (Orthrelm, Ocrilim, Octis), Justin Pearson (The Locust, Swing Kids, All Leather), Ian MacKaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Valentine Falcon (Get Hustle), Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu), Anna Barie (These Are Powers), Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), Jenny Hoyston (Erase Errata), Alap Momin (Dälek), Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Otto von Schirach



Design © by Malo
The German word for a catchy tune is Ohrwurm. When translated directly into English it means ear worm. What this German term has over it’s English equivalent is that it gets far more quickly far more directly to the point: music can crawl into holes in your head, touch your thinking and change who you are forever.
Nicole Wegner’s “Parallel Planes” doesn’t take us on a tour of music, she lets us go “on tour” with her in and around music. Her filmmaking troupe becomes our band as we touch down and into various sites and cities in the United States, meeting musicians along the way.
As with any tour, this film could be a road movie, a travelogue, even a diary. While it remains all of these things, what it is most strongly is a carefully-crafted mixed-tape. After all, a glimpse into the undercurrents of the last 5 decades of US music is not meant to be exhaustive, it’s meant to be mixed.
Wegner is giving us this particular selection for the same reason that many artists in the film form their own labels, to “document” what they’ve uncovered going on around them because they feel strongly about it. A mixed-tape is a way of simultaneously holding onto and sharing a subset of music, like writing something strange and exciting in a strictly sonic language and passing it on in the world trusting that others will hear it too. This film is a proof that music does that, reminds us how and why, and thanks sincerely a handful of its unrelenting players.






Michael Gira, Mick Barr, Justin Pearson, Ian MacKaye, Valentine Falcon, Jamie Stewart, Anna Barie, Weasel Walter, Jenny Hoyston, Alap Momin, Greg Saunier, Otto von Schirach


Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Get Hustle, Swans, The Flying Luttenbachers, Cellular Chaos, Swing Kids, All Leather, The Locust, Orthrelm, Octis, These Are Powers, Dubai, Dälek, MRC Riddims, Otto von Schirach, Erase Errata



Nicole Wegner is an experimental, animation and documentary filmmaker. She graduated at Cologne’s Academy of Media Arts. Since then she produced various music videos and music related film works. “Parallel Planes” is her first feature film.
She also works as a promoter and music curator in Cologne.





“Best Original Soundtrack” 2011, Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy
“3rd Price of Jury, NRW” 2010, Unlimited European Short Film Festival
“Special Jury Prize” 2008, LaMeko Festival
“Animago Award Best Music Video” 2005, Animago Award


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2017 Parallel Planes (music documentary, 100’)
2015 Broke Vultures (music video, 6’)
2011 KERN (animation, 6′)
2010 In Particular (short fiction, 8′)
2009 To Be Continued (animation film, 4′)
2008 Wup Wolgawahn (music video, 5′)
2008 Chiwoo (animation, 4′)
2007 Bridefeast (music video, 4’)