Catafalque | © Lukas Gnaiger
Short Film | 2009 | Drama | Austria

Main data

Project data

Length of movie14
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negativeSuper 16
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatdts (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

Two brothers locked in the blackness of the basement. The father persists an anonymous threat from the Off. The both boys try tensely to reconstruct the progression; thereby the bounds become blurred between dream and reality, light and shadow, live and death.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Doris BaumüllerMutter [SR]
Sam BaumüllerSohn [SR]
Vito BaumüllerSohn [SR]
 Thomas MrazVater [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyFelix Striegel
Camera Departmentsteadicam operator Robert Stopfer
Camera Department1st assistant cameraAnselm Hartmann
Director's DepartmentdirectorChristoph Rainer
Director's Department1st assistant directorPaul Schober
EditingeditorFabian Rüdisser
Lightinggaffer Benjamin Klein
Lightinggaffer Lukas Gnaiger
Lightingelectrician Georg Geutebrueck
MusiccomposerDavid Furrer

Production companies

Filmakademie Wien [at]


Department CompanyComment
VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/TransfersListo
VFX / Post ProductionSound (Postproduction)Synchro Film und Video GmbH


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Felix Striegel2010Sehsüchte - Internationales StudentenfilmfestivalBeste KameraWinner
Christoph Rainer2010Festival Intl du Court Métrage à Clermont-FerrandBest ShortNominated