Poster | © Sascha Vredenburg
© Sascha Vredenburg
Short Film | 2015-2016 | Drama, Period | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5

Project data

Length of movie8 Min.
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeProRes
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

    Brief synopsis

    While desperately waiting for his father’s return from the Second World War, Paul – a young boy – tries to get rid of his mother’s new boyfriend, who wants to guide them to a new life in America, where Paul could never find his father again.

    In post WW2 Germany, Paul (11), is desperately awaiting his father’s return home. His mother, Eva, knows that the father will not return and tries to rebuild the family with her new love, Sam, an African-American G.I. stationed in Germany after the war. It’s hard enough for Paul to accept a new man replacing his father, but an American, Black man is too much for the boy who grew up under the Nazi regime. Will it be possible to accept the former enemy into his life, can he become free from the only ideology he knows?



    director of photographyChristine Niemann
    steadicam operatorKaspar Hornikel
    1st assistant cameraPeter JägerAlexa
    2nd assistant cameraLaura K. Schmidt/Alexa
    costume designerGudrun Schretzmeier
    directorSascha Vredenburg
    1st assistant directorAndreas Kessler
    editorDennis Lutz
    key/dolly gripJörg RambaumDolly Grip
    gafferFlorian Wolf
    best boyFriedemann Leis
    electricianPierre Castillo Bernad
    electricianFabian Gamper
    electricianNikolai Stiefvater
    electricianStefan Sick
    electricianChristoph Sarow
    makeup artist / hair stylistBritta Hess
    freelance producerStephen Maier
    freelance producerAmos Geva
    production designerMona Cathleen Otterbach
    assistant production designerLinda Deiters
    graphic artistKati Linkehistorisch
    set runnerMareike Hahnel
    production sound mixerMarc Eyrich
    boom operatorThassilo Vahlenkamp
    sound designerMarc Eyrich
    Supporting ProfessorRegine WitzigSzenenbild


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Christine Niemann2016Camerimage [pl]Best Student CinematographyNominated
    Sascha Vredenburg2016Camerimage [pl]Student Etudes CompetitionNominated