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One in a Million

OT: One in a Million

Joya Thome // Germany, 2022
Documentary Feature // FF2022
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DOCUMENTARY One in A Million tells the story of two girls. Whitney is from the USA, a passionate gymnast and successful YouTuber, and Yara from Germany is her biggest fan. Despite being thousands of kilometres apart, the two are united by their love of gymnastics and the glittering world of social media. This coming-of-age film portrays the apparently different girls’ everyday life and how each tries to make their way, while dealing with the challenges of success and loneliness and first loves.


Age recommendation: 10 years and older


JOYA THOME (*1990) grew up in front of the camera. After studying educational and social sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin, she made her first feature film Königin von Niendorf which was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2017.


One in a Million

Documentary Feature

German, English




84 min

German overvoice

Joya Thome

Lydia Richter, Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich

(Protagonistinnen/Protagonists) Whitney Bjerken, Yara Storp

Katharina Bergfeld, Martin Heisler

Lydia Richter

Philipp Wunderlich (Original Sound), Felix Roggel (Sounddesign), Lasse Kröger (Mischung)

Jamin Benazzouz

Hundreds – Philipp Milner

Timo Großpietsch (NDR)

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Flare Film GmbH, Julia Richter: richter@flare-film.com


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