Der alte Mann und die Katze | © FILMBLICK Hannover
© FILMBLICK Hannover

The Old Man and the Cat

    All titles (2)
    Short Film | 2014-2015 | Tragicomedy | Germany

    Shooting data

    Number of shooting days3
    LocationsLaatzen-Grasdorf, bei Hannover

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie10 Min.
    Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)

    Brief synopsis

    Aus tiefgründiger Sehnsucht nach Gesellschaft und sozialen Kontakten baut sich ein alter, einsamer Mann das Hirngespinst einer heilen Welt auf. Gemeinsam mit seiner eingebildeteten Katze feiert er seinen 80. Geburtstag. Plötzlich klingelt es. In der Tür steht die junge, hübsche Nachbarin...

    Out of a profound longing for company and social contacts, an old, lonely man fantasises about a perfect world. Together with his imaginary cat he celebrates his 80th birthday. Suddenly the doorbell rings. His young, pretty neighbour is standing at the door.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Hannes StelzerPaul [L]
    Annekathrin Bach
    Mette [L]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Director of photographyAndres Marder
    1st assistant cameraGiovanni ZeitzCentury Clairmont Swing Shift
    2nd assistant cameraJoel GirmazionCam__RED Epic
    DIT digital imaging technicianNicolas Gacek
    Costume designerKerstin Krüger
    DirectorDamian Schipporeit
    1st AD (local system)Alina Hartwig
    Key/dolly gripJoel GirmazionRED_Epic
    Grip assistantPascal Bade
    GafferFlorian Hoff
    ElectricianLaura Wilke
    Lighting assistantLeonardo Rihn
    Makeup artist / hair stylistYvonne Oppermann
    Assistant makeup artistNora Tietz
    ComposerAndré Feldhaus
    ProducerDamian Schipporeit
    ProducerChristian Kelm
    Freelance producerKyra Hartig
    Production designerUlrike Gandorf
    Assistant production designerKristin Leifholz
    Unit production managerDamian Schipporeit
    Assistant production managerBirgit Luhmeyer
    Unit managerChristian Kelm
    Assistant unit managerSelina-Marie Voss
    Production driverToni Tetzner
    ScreenwriterUlrich Klingenschmitt
    Production sound mixerHennig Jäger
    Boom operatorTobias Reimer
    Commissioning editorKaren MatthiesenNDR

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    FILMBLICK Produktion Hannover GbR

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    aug&ohr medienFilm Festival Agency

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Animals for FilmFilmtierhof Elsässer - Katja Elsässer
    Production ServicesFILMBLICK Hannover GbRMotivsuche, Produktionsbetreuung
    Vehicles and aircraftsMEDIAS Reiseservice

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Damian Schipporeit2015Kolkata Shorts Int'l Film Festival [in]Best FilmWinner
    Ulrich Klingenschmitt2015Kolkata Shorts Int'l Film Festival [in]Best ScreenplayWinner
    Damian Schipporeit2016Blaue Blume, Romantik AwardWettbewerbsfilmNominated
    Damian Schipporeit2016North Carolina Film Award [us]Director's AwardWinner

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyNDR [de]Monday, 14/11/2016