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Short Film | 2022-2023 | Drama, Period | Germany
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Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting20/10/2022
End of shooting25/11/2022
Filming regionsGermany - North Rhine-Westphalia

Project data

Length of movie17min

Brief synopsis

Caught between her love for her fiancé Edvard and her obligations to her gang, the "Forty Elephants", Marie Britain is confronted with the consequences of being an emancipated woman in the 1920s. Edvard's rejection of the reverse role model within their relationship forces her to make a final decision. The film is based on true events of the London women's gang "Forty Elephants".


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Hans Gurbig
Edvard [L]
Alma HasunMarie Brittain [L]
Nadine MenzDiamond Annie [L]
Ralph SchichaMr. Goodman [SR]
Sonja KerskesSophie


Vfx supervisorFelix Damm
ColoristIsmael Bittaye
Director of photographyNicolas Herwig
1st assistant cameraIsmael Bittaye
2nd assistant cameraMarvin Edler
Still photographerJonas Herrlein
Costume designerRicarda Greco
Costume consultantGeorg Maier-Peveling
Assistant costume designerJana Ruß
DirectorPaul Schilling
1st AD (local system)Linn Torstenson
Script continuitySophie Nassauer
Script continuityLeonie Dannhauer
EditorFelix Damm
Dolly gripRaoul Heidingsfelder
Crane operatorJurij Düsing
GafferNikolai Soric
Hair/makeup designerMariana Florea
Additional make up artistBianca Tenten
ComposerWinfried Vögele
ComposerKaro Gärtner
ProducerHenner Peda
ProducerGustav Kersting
Set decoratorMarkus Wildhagen
Set decoratorBenjamin Eiser
Production managerHenner Peda
Assistant production managerBenjamin Eiser
Location manager (local system)Sophie Gaberg
Set manager/ floor managerCarlos Gerner
Production driverBasti Hesterbrink
Production driverBenedikt Hammerschlag
ScreenwriterPaul Schilling
Production sound mixerAlexander Moussa
Production sound mixerMarvin Edler
Sound re-recording mixerLeo Wang
Sound designerLeo Wang
Dialect-, language coachBeate Torstenson
Social media managerAlessia Burgio

Production companies



Cameras and UtilitiesJCC - Jakubowski Camerawork Cologne [de]
Cameras and UtilitiesUsables GmbH [de]
Lighting and UtilitiesCAMCAR Filmgeräteverleih OHG
Lighting and UtilitiesVolker Rodde GmbH
Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)
Production ServicesKölnton Rental GmbH
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
CostumesKölner Kostümwerkstatt [de]
PropsRequisitenfundus Babelsberg [de]
PropsWandel Antik, Markus Wildhagen [de]