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The Neighbor

    All titles (2)
    Short Film | 2022-2023 | Age, Family | Germany

    Shooting data

    Number of shooting days3
    Filming regionsGermany - North Rhine-Westphalia

    Project data

    Length of movie16min
    Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
    Acquisition formatBlackmagic RAW (BRAW) 4K

      Brief synopsis

      Retiree Rüdiger Kummer is desperate to attend a Christmas party for his estranged family, whom he hasn't seen in a long time and who have invited him by surprise. A story about the loss of illusion.

      (Film- und Medienstiftung NRW)


      ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
      Erwin GeislerRüdiger [L]
      Paula EssamNoelia [L]


      ColoristSarina Laudam
      Director of photographyJakob Gehrmann
      1st assistant cameraOrkan Bayram
      Casting directorJacqueline May
      Casting HR Noelia
      Casting HR Noelia
      Costume designerAsbirg Naranjo
      Costume designerMare Jaeschke
      DirectorAsbirg Naranjo
      EditorJessica Schneller
      Assistant editorAnna-Maria Nacke
      GafferMalte Hafner
      Lighting technician / electricianAlmourad Aldeeb
      Makeup artist / hair stylistMare Jaeschke
      ComposerPatricio Naranjo
      ProducerAsbirg Naranjo
      Production designerTuula Kainulainen
      Production designerAsbirg Naranjo
      Location scoutFranziska Hackenes
      Graphic designerManuel Lozano
      ScreenwriterAsbirg Naranjo
      Subtitle translationAde Richardson
      Production sound mixerPatricio Naranjo
      Boom operatorVadims Ivanovs
      Sound designerAnna Bäumer
      Sound editorDave Nacke
      Caterer (assistance on set)Cherin Pechuel-Loesche
      Pr photographerTuula Kainulainen
      Social media managerLinda Zeuner

      Production companies

      Andersona Films, Asbirg Naranjo [de]


      Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
      Asbirg Naranjo2022Long Island International Film Expo
      Best International Film
      Best International FilmWinner


      2023GermanyChristmas Film Festival Berlin
      2023USALong Island International Film Expo