Terrier Still | © Moritz Tessendorf
© Moritz Tessendorf
Short Film | 2015-2016 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days7

Project data

Length of movie24''
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

After two years in juvenile hall Heinrich (19) returns home. The time in detention has left its traces. Heinrich has to realize that not only he himself, but also his familiar environment has changed fundamentally. His Mother appears uncomfortable by his sudden return. Also, his beloved Great Dane Hamlet has disappeared. Heinrich tries everything to find Hamlet and his place in the family. Together with his old buddy Roller he goes in search for the dog, which leads the two friends to the dog fight milieu. In the end Heinrich - on his own - must decide whether you can bring back past times.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Max Schimmelpfennig
... [L]
Svenja BenekeMutter [L]
Jonathan BerlinRoller [L]
Gisa FlakeTierpflegerin [SR]
Isabella Wolf [1]Rollers Freundin [SR]
Gerdy ZintPitbull [SR]


Director of photographyMoritz Tessendorf
Steadicam operatorDaniel Leibold
1st assistant cameraFabian MiebachSteadicam Focus Alexa
2nd assistant cameraEva GehnkeDreh Eisenhüttenstadt
DIT digital imaging technicianNuno-Miguel Wong
Costume designerFlorian Hackenberg
DirectorOzan Mermer
1st AD (local system)Tim Dünschede
ScriptAnja Scharf
EditorAndreas Baltschun
GafferPhilipp Barth
Key makeup artist/hair stylistAylin Halman
ComposerSebastian Fitz
ProducerAlexander Fritzemeyer
ProducerJulian Anselmino
ProducerMartin Kosok
Freelance producerLaura Mihajlovic
Production designerVerena Barros de Oliveira
Assistant production designerNuno-Miguel Wong
Unit managerKristian Portz
Set runnerAlina Hartwig
Production driverMatthias Ziegler
ScreenwriterOzan Mermer
Production sound mixerBoris Steffen
Animal trainerPetra Geierdiverse Hunde


Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbHAlexa/ CookeMini S4i
GripLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Ozan Mermer2016Max Ophüls PreisKurzfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2016Fünf Seen FilmfestivalKurzfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2016Brno 16Bester FilmWinner
Ozan Mermer2016Int. Izmir Short Film Festival [tr]Off CompetitionNominated
Ozan Mermer2016Landshut Short Film FestivalKurzfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2016Flensburger KurzfilmtageKurzfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2016Allu Cinema Fest Puebla [mx]ShortfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2016In the Palace Festival Balchik [bg]ShortfilmNominated
Ozan Mermer2017Kontrast KurzfilmfestivalKurzfilmNominated