Wächter der Spieluhr | © 2014
© 2014

Keeper of the Past

    All titles (2)
    Short Film | 2014 | Drama, Mystery, Science Fiction | Germany

    Shooting data

    Number of shooting days10
    LocationsFreilichtmuseum Lindlar, Gutshof Leffelsend

    Project data

    Budget23.000 Euro
    Film financing
    Length of movie28 min
    Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
    Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 5K
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

    Trailers/Videos

    Brief synopsis

    Accepting life as it comes...is a our decision to make!

    Farmer Finn van Hagen begins a New Life and moves with his wife and his two children out to the country. He now lives on an old, idyllic farm...in the middle of nowhere...to his eyes, in a Perfect World.
    One day a Stranger appears, out of the blue. He asks Finn strange questions and tries to draw a well-kept secret from his daughter Verlanda: The whereabouts of a music box, in which Finn's past lies hidden..a past, he has long forgotten...

    If Finn should ever open the music box...

    ...he not only might lose his family forever...

    ...he also might bring it to cave in...the World as he knows it.

    The Decision is his...



    Das Leben zu akzeptieren, wie es kommt, ist unsere alleinige Entscheidung!

    Der Farmer Finn van Hagen beginnt ein Neues Leben und zieht mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden kleinen Kindern aufs Land. Dort lebt er auf einem alten, idyllischen Bauernhof, mitten im nirgendwo...in einer für ihn Perfekten Welt.

    Eines Tages taucht wie aus dem Nichts ein Fremder auf. Er stellt Finn seltsame Fragen und versucht dessen kleine Tochter Verlanda ein wohl gehütetes Geheimnis zu entlocken: Den Aufenthaltsort einer Spieluhr, in der Finns Vergangenheit versteckt liegt...eine Vergangenheit, die er längst vergessen hat.

    Sollte Finn jemals die Spieluhr öffnen...

    ...könnte er nicht nur seine geliebte Familie für immer verlieren...

    ...sondern auch die Welt, so wie er sie kennt, zum Einsturz bringen.

    Die Entscheidung ist sein...

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Hanno Friedrich
    Finn van Hagen [L]
    Martin KesslerViktor [L]
    Luisa WietzorekVerlanda (24) [L]
    Lutz EilertEmil [SR]
    Derin AkyamanViktor (9 Jahre)
    Claudia HeinFarina
    Marie Cara JungVerlanda (5)
    Vanessa QuinteroVerlanda (10)
    Charles RettinghausDr. Simon

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyJulia Kampmann
    Steadicam operatorGero Kutzner
    Steadicam operatorJonas Hauser
    Steadicam operatorKarsten Jäger
    1st assistant cameraChristian LudwigRED EPIC
    2nd assistant cameraNico Kastner
    DIT digital imaging technicianMarc Steinicke
    Costume designerFrank Bohn
    DirectorMarco J. Riedl
    1st AD (local system)Nancy Graf
    Script supervisorSonja Beutelmann
    EditorMarc Steinicke
    Key/dolly gripGero Kutzner
    Key/dolly gripBoris Heide
    Key/dolly gripToni Ulbricht
    Key/dolly gripMarkus Gummersbach
    Crane operatorPatrick Grzanna
    GafferKonrad Zimmermann
    GafferFelix BrücknerNachdreh
    Lighting technician / electricianChristian Schaub
    Lighting technician / electricianMartin Schönherrtageweise
    Makeup artist / hair stylistKevin Kunz
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistMadeleine Magnus
    Fx makeup artistRobert SchmermerOld Age Make up
    ComposerAndrew Reich
    Assistant to composerValentin Weibert
    ProducerJulia Kampmann
    Production designerDarko Petrovic
    Standby propsLeonhard Schonig
    Standby propsStefanie Becker
    Property assistantAnette Jadczak
    Line producerMartin Richter [2]
    Unit production managerMartin Richter [2]
    ScreenwriterMarco J. Riedl
    IdeaJulia Kampmann
    StoryJulia Kampmann
    StoryMichael Cherdchupan
    StoryMarco J. Riedl
    Production sound mixerConstantin Bömers4 DT
    Production sound mixerKai Czerwonka3 DT
    Sound re-recording mixerMarkus Böhm [1]
    Sound designerMarkus Böhm [1]
    Marketing, public relationThorsten HombergerBetreuung Facebook

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Kampmann Productions [de]
    LonePineFeaturesin Zusammenarbeit

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Frank Bohn

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Frank Bohn2015Los Angeles Film Review Indi Award [us]Best Costume Design - Honorable MentionWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Los Angeles Movie Awards [us]Best International FilmWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015New Jersey Int. Film Festival [us]Best Student FilmWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Oceanside Int. Film Festival [us]Best Narrative ShortWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Oregon Int. Film Awards [us]Platinum Film AwardWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Nevada Film Festival [us]Platinum Reel AwardWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Windrider Int. Student Film Festival [us]Honorable Mention AwardWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Los Angeles Movie Awards [us]Best Narrative ShortWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Los Angeles New Wave Int. Film Festival [us]Best DirectingWinner
    Marco J. Riedl2015Los Angeles New Wave Int. Film Festival [us]Best of Fest AwardWinner