Just a guy | © Studio Seufz GbR
© Studio Seufz GbR

Just a guy

  • Just a normal guy (Working title)
Short Documentary | 2018-2020 | Animation, Docu | Germany

Brief synopsis

Richard Ramirez killed at least 14 people, he raped and tortured at least two dozen more. And yet, being detained in San Quentin State Prison, he has an enormous number of female groupies that are crazy about him.

Director Shoko Hara is one of them. Deathrock legend Eva O. is one of them. Sarah, who works with children in a conservative German town, is one of them, too. Through their perspective we revisit exchanged letters and emotions that are as obsessive as they are hauntingly familiar.

(Studio Seufz)


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Lara HauckeTalkshowgast


DirectorShoko Hara
EditorTobias Wilhelmer
ComposerChiara Strickland
ProducerStefan Michel [1]
ScreenwriterSimon Thummet
Sound designerMarc Fragstein
Foley recordistMarius Kirsten
Foley artistLuis Schöffend

Production companies

Studio Seufz GbR [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Simon Thummet2020Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis [de]Dokumentarfilme mit einer Laufzeit bis 30 MinNominated
Shoko Hara2020Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis [de]Dokumentarfilme mit einer Laufzeit bis 30 MinNominated
Marc Fragstein2021Filmfest Dresden [de]Goldener Reiter FilmtonWinner
Luis Schöffend2021Filmfest Dresden [de]Goldener Reiter FilmtonWinner
Shoko Hara2021Filmfest Dresden [de]Goldener Reiter - AnimationsfilmWinner
Chiara Strickland2021Filmfest Dresden [de]Goldener Reiter FilmtonWinner


2021Germanyfsff - Fünf Seen FestivalKurzfilmprogramm