©Julia Charakter

The Man Who Was Not There

  • Der Mann, der nicht da war (German title)
Short Film | 2018-2019 | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5
LocationsKöln, Düsseldorf

Project data

Picture material negativeProRes
Picture material positiveDCP
Sound formatdts (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

On the first look Mr. Kremer's life looks tight and sad. He is unemployed and lives in a tiny flat in the middle of a big city. But if he goes within, he enters the portal to another world. This journey he cannot separate from the external world. An inner voice guides him and lets him predict numbers, which often leads to bizarre situations. The atmospheric film allows the viewer to participate, in the floating perception of the protagonist, and in the discovery of his inner dimension.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Waldemar HoogeBernd [L]
Peter BrachschossFilialleiter [SR]
Antje MairichJule [SR]
Frank MontenbruckBeamter [SR]
Luise RischBeamtin [SR]
Stephanie RußBeamtin 2 [SR]


director of photographyJakob GehrmannAlexa
additional photographyJonas Eckert
additional photographyMalte Hafner
1st assistant cameraLeo Decristoforo
1st assistant cameraMalte Hafner
directorJulia Charakter
co-directorJonas Eckert
1st assistant directorSamuel Pleitner
1st assistant directorJonas Eckert
Crowd MarshallMichael Möckel
editorNele Jeromin
editorNicole Schmeier
assistant editorMaximilian Rodegra
electricianMalte Hafner
producerJulia Charakter
freelance producerMarius Kimmel
production designerJessica Kaczmarek
set manager / 3rd ADJesse Kleinau
set manager / 3rd ADPhil Janßen
screenwriterJulia Charakter
production sound mixerAnna Plum
boom operatorMalte Hartwig
boom operatorLilli Scholz
sound re-recording mixerJana Irmert
sound re-recording mixerMaximilian Rodegra
sound designerMaximilian Rodegra
sound designerJana Irmert
vfx supervisorMikko Beste
coloristMichael Muck Kremtz
coloristFabiana Cardalda

Production companies

ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln GmbH