TEARDROP | © Harper & Clausz
Short Feature Film | 2011 | Germany, USA

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6
LocationsNew York City, USA

Project data

Length of movie15
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeSuper 16
Picture material positive35mm
Sound formatDolby SRD EX (6.1, 7 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

One afternoon Dan is brutally jumped and accosted by a gang in his neighborhood. Angel, the leader of Dans crew, demands that he murder his punisher and thus earn his official “membership” into the crew: a teardrop tattoo under his eye.
Dan stands at the most important crossroads in his life. Will he go through with the killing to become a member, or back out and risk standing alone?
We see the film through Dans eyes and know what he experiences but do we know Dan?


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Vito BaltrusaitisMan in the hallway [SR]
Neev Bar-DavidDan [SR]
Ron Braunstein89th Crew [SR]
De-Anne DawkinsNicole [SR]
Glenn Fleary89th Crew [SR]
Justin Harris89th Crew [SR]
Neal KodinskyAngel [SR]
Damion Omar LeeAlex [SR]
Julio Cesar PérezTino [SR]
Connor J SmithSean [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photography Friede ClauszS16 Aaton-a-minima
Camera Department1st assistant camera Konstantin WolkensteinAaton Minima
Costume Departmentcostume designerLiberti Kimball
Director's DepartmentdirectorDamian John Harper
Director's Department1st assistant directorSaul Luzeus
EditingeditorLena Hatebur
Editingonline editorTino MenselClipster-Operator
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistLaura Luempert
Makeup Departmentfx makeup artistMaria Giorgio
Makeup Departmenthair stylistSasha Nieves

Distributing companies

Magnetfilm GmbH [de]


Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and UtilitiesAbel Cine Tech [us]
CameraCameras and Utilities ARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
CameraCameras and UtilitiesBayerischer Rundfunk [de]
CameraFilm StockEastman Kodak Company [us]
Production DesignPropsWeapons Specialists Ltd. [us]
Production DesignVehicles and aircraftsCC Car Rental [us]
SoundEquipmentProfessional Sound Services [us]
VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/Transfers ARRI Media GmbH
VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/TransfersDeluxe [us]
VFX / Post ProductionScore /MusicDeutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Damian John Harper2011Brooklyn Film FestivalAudience Award / Short FilmsWinner
Damian John Harper2011Yosemite Int. Film Festival [us]John Muir Award - Short FilmWinner
Damian John Harper2011Oregon Film Awards 2011 [us]Short Film Gold AwardWinner
Damian John Harper2011UND BITTE..! FilmpreisBest FilmWinner
Damian John Harper2011Festival Int. de Cine PueblaSpecial MentionWinner
 Friede Clausz2011Plus Camerimage [pl)The Golden Tadpole - Student Etudes COMPETITIONNominated
 Friede Clausz2011Premio Cecilio Paniagua a la mejor fotografíaShort FilmWinner
Damian John Harper2012Max Ophüls Preis 2012KurzfilmNominated
Damian John Harper2012Wendland ShortsGoldener Storch - Best ShortWinner
Damian John Harper2012UK Film FestivalBest Student FilmWinner