©Paul Faltz
©Paul Faltz


  • Orhideas Sterben (Working title)
Short Film | 2018-2020 | Series Of Episodes | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting14/05/2018
End of shooting28/05/2018

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie25:45 Min.
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

A tourist exposed to heat in an all-inclusive hotel;
a family father injured in his masculinity; and a packer who succumbs to a Sisyphean task while delivering a closet.
Three short events merge to a novel about powerlessness, where the protagonists experience a physical, cultural and climatic hell on the Turkish Aegean Sea.
Berzah ("barrier", "partition" or "hindrance", "separation") designates an in-between Place, separated just by a light curtain, where the souls experiences their own heaven or hell, until the resurrection.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Dilara Raika Erdaughter [L]
Altan Gördümfather [L]
Ferhat Keskinmover [L]
Lise Wollehotel guest [L]
Ruhat Yildiztrainee [L]
Oktay CaglaFremder [L]
Enes Okutucudriver [BP]
Kazim Sahinco-driver [BP]


ColoristQuimu Casalprim (i Suárez)
Director of photographyPaul Faltz
1st assistant cameraLinda Schefferski
2nd assistant cameraKutas Kullar
DirectorDeren Ercenk
1st AD (local system)Agustina Sánchez Gavier
GafferGiorgi Gedevanidze
Makeup artist / hair stylistAnıl Sungur
Additional make up artistCemre Yemin
ProducerBastian Klügel
ProducerMehmet Akif Büyükatalay
ProducerClaus Reichel
Assistant to producerAdem Demirelli
Production designerEwa Zielinska
Unit production managerDolunay Gördüm
Production driverMuzaffer Gördüm
ScreenwriterDeren Ercenk
Sound re-recording mixerHenning Hein
Sound designerArmin Badde
Sound designerTim Gorinski
Dialogue editorArmin Badde
Stringer / fixerAytac Gördüm


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Deren Ercenk2020International Shortfilmfestival Oberhausen [de]NRW-CompetitionWinner


2020GermanyInternationale Kurzfilmtage OberhausenNRW Competition