Short Film | 2009 | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6

Project data

Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K

Brief synopsis

One day Jonah suddenly left his family. He gave no explanation and no goodbye, only a telephone number that redirected to an answering machine. Via a tin-can-phone with an extraordinarily long string, Jonah listens to his family’s deteriorating messages as he floats above Earth in his homemade spaceship. As he drifts deeper in to an abyss of paper planets and cardboard comets, his connections to time, reality and home all fall prey to the vacuum of space. The signal from Earth is fading and his memories are blurring into obscurity. Only home can save him now. But in an environment without inertia, homesickness must be vicariously enjoyed. Is it too late for Jonah?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Jens Winter
Jonah [L]
Sabina SmithamAmelia [SR]


director of photographyMarc Achenbach
1st assistant camera Daniel Leibold
costume designerJulie Bourgeois
assistant costume designerLaure Severac
directorBryn Chainey
1st assistant directorSoledad Urioste Frevert
editorCourtney O'Brien-Brown
gafferLars Petersen
electricianMarco FischerZusatz - Studiorigging
electrician Julian Mende
additional electricianMario Bergmann
lighting assistant Daniel Goede
makeup artist / hair stylistMarie Luise Fraatz
composer Ilja Coric
producerAnna Wendt
production designer Max Eichenlaubgewinner Berlin Today Award
assistant production designerAmrei Andrasch
unit production managerMarieke Bittner
production driverKarsten Kolm
screenwriterBryn Chainey
production sound mixerChristian Schossig
sound re-recording mixer Jürgen Schulz [1]+ Sounddesign + Editing
supervising sound editor Christian Riegel
special effects supervisorFelix von Seefranz
vfx producerSonja Schneider
vfx supervisorNhat Phong Tran
vfx set supervisorMarco Aurélio Engelmann Santos
digital film compositorMarco Aurélio Engelmann Santos
digital film compositorThorsten Schulz genannt Schoen
Caterer (Assistance on Set)Tom Korn
dialogue coachSimone Dietrich


Image (VFX) morro images GmbH & Co.KG


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Bryn Chainey2010Berlinale Talent CampusBerlin Today Award 2010Winner
 Max Eichenlaub2012Shortcutz AwardsBest Art DirectionWinner