Indie Feature Film | 2009-2013 | Arthouse | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days19
LocationsBerlin, Köln

Project data

Length of movie68 min
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K
Picture material positiveDCP
Sound formatStereo


  • official trailer with english subtitels

Brief synopsis

"Herbstflattern" ist ein Film über Menschen die wie Herbstlaub fallen und nicht wissen wann und wo sie aufkommen.
"Herbstflattern"is a film about people who are falling like leaves in autumn and don´t know, when and where they will touch the ground.
"Herbstflattern" tells the story about a woman, Lene, who gets discharged from a psychiatric hospital after the tragic accident of Sara, a young girl she cared for at the orphanage where she worked as a counselor.
The only thing she has to hold onto is 'Be Good', a man she has met in a chat room on the Internet.
Lene desires to get close to him so that he may provide her with a sense of safety.
Having only his mobile number and a fuzzy photo in her hands, she searches for 'Be Good' in the streets of Berlin.

Production Notes:
Writer and Director, Birgitta Weizenegger’s debut feature film "Herbstflattern" originally began production using her own funds and the generosity of private equity. A trailer was created and used to raise capital through crowdfunding, which successfully funded and because of these additional monies, the film was completed.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Aurélie ThépautMadeleine Aubert (Lene) [L]
Jens SchäferStephan Gutmann [L]
Sybille J. SchedwillFrau Czerni [SR]
Michael BaderschneiderHein [SR]
Nicolas WackerbarthJörg [SR]
Nina Vorbrodt
Eva [SR]
Beatrice Kaps-ZurmahrGloria [SR]
Irina Wrona
Ulrike [SR]
Luca Sophia BenstemSara [SR]
Hanno FriedrichMann auf dem Barhocker [SR]
Saskia Rutner
Caro [SR]
Michael NeupertBarkeeper [SR]
Christian David GebertFlo [SR]
Klaus Nierhoff
Dr.Strobel [SR]
Katharina PalmMarty Bytje [SR]
Felix StenzensbergerFelix [SR]


director of photographyFlorian Lippke2009
director of photographyMarco Maria Dresen
1st assistant cameraOle Knetemann
1st assistant cameraHolger Pest2009 Red One 4 k + Steadicam
2nd assistant cameraFelix JostRed
DIT digital imaging technicianHolger Hessinger2009
still photographerKai Schulz1 DT (Köln)
casting directorBo RosenmüllerCasting Beratung
casting directorHorst D. Scheel
costume designerGrete Kellermann
assistant costume designerSarah Knickel2009
Birgitta Weizenegger
Drehbuch und Produktion
1st assistant directorBirka Saß
script supervisorMarkus BereraKinofilm Trailer / Red One 2009
editorSusi Hecht
assistant editorDiana Bujevic
gafferDeddy Schuh2009
makeup artist / hair stylistMiriam Tews2012
makeup artist / hair stylistHelga Vaupel2009
assistant makeup artistChristiane Düver2012
assistant makeup artistDaniela Vroesch2009
composerSebo K
composerCarsten Laukat
composerRalf Felle
composerAndreas Kerber
assistant-/ junior-producerLinda Ackermann2012
production designerAnja Brandsch-Böhm2009
standby propsSebastian KönigWochenendvertretung Juli 2009
line producerNina Vorbrodt
unit production managerChristian Hager2009
unit production managerMarcus Leciejewska
set manager / 3rd ADYvonne Vossen
set runnerTobias KerberDreh 2012
screenwriterBirgitta Weizenegger
production sound mixerHenning Thölert
production sound mixerChristoph Schilling [1]2009
boom operatorMatti Thölert
boom operatorAnna Angel2009
sound re-recording mixerPhilip Lieberkühn
coloristMarkward Wagner

Production companies



Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Birgitta Weizenegger
201347. Int. Hofer FilmtageNeuer Deutscher FilmförderpreisNominated
Birgitta Weizenegger
201347. Int. Hofer FilmtageMillbrook AutorenpreisNominated