Filmplakat | (c) Marc Steinicke
(c) Marc Steinicke
Short Film | 2009-2010 | Thriller | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5
LocationsDortmund

Project data

Budget3600 Euro
Length of movie19
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Acquisition formatRedcode RAW 4K
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Ein Hobby-Psychologe (Markus Knüfken) betreibt im Keller seines Hauses den Piratensender „Nighthawk“, mit dem er als der berüchtigte „Doc Rock“ jede Nacht „ON AIR“ geht. Unerwartet hat er den Serienmörder „Der Nachtschlitzer“ (Charles Rettinghaus) am Telefon, den er nun davon abbringen muss, sein nächstes Opfer (Silke Natho) zu töten. Ein packendes, teuflisches Psycho-Duell geht „On Air“, in dem Doc Rock’s Gewissen erbarmungslos gezwungen wird...das Monster, das in uns allen schlummert, von der Kette zu lassen...die Furcht erregende, traurige Wahrheit zu enthüllen: „Der Mensch ist nicht Herr seiner selbst“.

A hobby-psychologist (Markus Knuefken) runs the pirate radio „Nighthawk“ from the basement of his house, and every night he goes “On Air” as Doc Rock. Unexpectedly a serial killer “The Night-Slasher” (Charles Rettinghaus) calls in on his show, and now…Doc has to stop him from killing his next victim (Silke Natho). The struggle for survival is ON…AIR.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Markus KnüfkenDoc Rock [L]
Charles RettinghausNachtschlitzer [L]
Silke Natho
Das Opfer [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Vfx supervisorMarc Steinicke
Title designerMarc Steinicke
Director of photographyMarco J. RiedlRED ONE RAW 4k
1st assistant cameraDaniel GerkenFocuspuller RED One
2nd assistant cameraChristoph Schwantuschke
DIT digital imaging technicianMarc Steinicke
DirectorMarco J. Riedl
DirectorCarsten Vauth
1st AD (local system)Jakob Creutzburg
EditorMarc Steinicke
Key/dolly gripJan Klügel
Key/dolly gripStephen Löhr
GafferMatthias Hofmeister
Key makeup artist/hair stylistIna Chochol
ComposerChristian Ring
ProducerMarco J. Riedl
ProducerMarc Steinicke
ProducerChristopher Scharf
ProducerCarsten Vauth
Production designerSebastian Stumpe
Production managerArsenij Gusev
Production managerSebastian Stumpe
ScreenwriterMarco J. Riedl
IdeaMarco J. Riedl
StoryMarco J. Riedl
StoryMarc Steinicke
Production sound mixerGregor Mellmann
EPK / behind the scenes producerJörn DobrindtMaking-Of Kamera & Schnitt

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Markus Knüfken2010NYC Picture Start Film Festival [us]Jury Award, Best ActorWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010 (II) [us]Award of Excellence, StudentWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010 (II) [us]Best CinematographyWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010Shocking Shorts AwardBester FilmWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010NYC Picture Start Film FestivalBest Short Film, 2nd PlaceWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010The Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival [us]Best Thrill AwardWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood [us]Best Student FilmWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010The Shock Film Festival of HollywoodHonorable MentionWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010California Film Award [us]Gold Level AwardWinner
Marco J. Riedl2010NYC Picture Start Film Festival [us]Best CinematographyWinner