A young woman from Heide in Germany single-handedly takes revenge against a notorious serial killer who uses the internet to catch his victims...

"Gefällt Mir" ("I Like") began in 2013 as a bluff by writer/director Michael David Pate, who had first drahtet the script in 2011, seeing high potential in the topics the film deals with. He was highly inspired by American and Korean films and a talk show with German celebrity Til Schwieger, who expressed a strong opinion regarding sexual offenders. Michael decided with his brother Miquel Angelo Pate to produce the movie themselves instead of pitching it. The project startet with a very low budget, but continuously grew in reaction to the hype it generated way before principle photography: the screenplay received a number of letters of intent from popular German actors, resulting in press coverage, which made Investors curious. The film was shot from September 25 to November 1 in 2013 - with far more budget than initially anticipated. Michael's strategy was to constantly add to what was already there, so he shot portions of the film in 2nd-unit sessions during pre-production and the fundraising phase, which kept the press active and promoted the project. For instance, he shot an elaborate scene with hundreds of extras on Germany's largest marketplace. Another "pre-shoot", a YouTube sequence with skinheads, actually prompted a pedestrian to call the police, who came with a S.W.A.T. team, putting the film on the first page again.

The movie exploits a genre in order to make a strong point in the end, a point that society somewhat agrees with, but betrays when watching this kind of movie: the perpetrator does not deserve more attention than the victim. So "Gefällt Mir" starts as a stereotype slasher, but develops to a satire in which worlds collide: American-inspired self-justice versus the German justice system, consequence versus starry-eyed idealism.

Another issue the film deals with is the everyday interaction between man and media, which the film promises to bring to the screen in a new way. "The movie pretty much bombards us with the way we use the internet", says a test-viewer from a screening in February 2014. The movie starts like many others: a gullible girl falls prey to the bad guy, who uses the internet to know when she is home alone. She ends up a trophy on his wall, as he collects his victims' accounts like panties. The young, energetic martial artist Natascha from Heide lives an undecided life, until she finds purpose in it when she discovers her capability of hunting down sexual offenders in a clever way. She ends up in an unusual face-off with the antagonist, learning that self-justice has its bad side…

The film will be released in Autumn 2014.