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The Peculiar Abilities of Mr. Mahler

  • Die besonderen Fähigkeiten des Herrn Mahler (German title)
Short Feature Film | 2015-2017 | Drama, Thriller | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting04.12.2015
End of shooting13.12.2015
LocationsBerlin, Stuttgart

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie28 Min.
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDCP

Brief synopsis

Dem Sonderermittler Mahler werden übersinnliche Fähigkeiten nachgesagt. Die Volkspolizei beauftragt ihn, den Fall des seit Wochen verschwundenen, 6-jährigen Henry Kiefer zu klären, bevor diese Angelegenheit zu politischen Spannungen mit dem Westen führt. Doch dann bringt er etwas ans Licht, das diese Familientragödie erst recht politisch werden lässt ...

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Dante Gutierrez JanssenHenry Kiefer [L]
André M. HennickeMahler [L]
 Matthias LierUlrich Kiefer [L]
 Jasmin SchwiersGabriele Kiefer [L]
Bernd StegemannBrischko [SR]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photography Jann Döppert
Camera Departmentadditional photography Nicu Mihailescu
Camera Departmentadditional photography Yoshua Berkowitz
Camera Departmentsteadicam operator Yoshua Berkowitz
Camera Department1st assistant camera Maximilian G. EnglRED Dragon
Camera Department1st assistant camera Tim Ruppel» B-Kamera
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Florian Geiss2x RedEpicDragon 6K
Camera Departmentdata wrangler / digital loader Florian Geiss6K
Camera Departmentcamera trainee Adriano Walser
Castingcasting directorAnja Dihrberg

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
 aug&ohr medienFilm Festival Agency
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH [de]

Facilities

Department CompanyComment
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit Player agentur wanted
LightingLighting and Utilities Gegenlicht DesignBerlin & Stuttgart
ProductionFinance/Law/Insurance Marsh GmbH
ProductionProduction Services Cinecat FilmcateringCatering Berlin
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes co.co costume servicesKB: Kaya Kürten
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairVehicles and aircrafts Cars for Movies
VFX / Post ProductionImage (VFX) Lugundtrug
VFX / Post ProductionImage/EditingE+P Films GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
André M. Hennicke2017Genrenale [de]Best Male PerformanceWinner
André M. Hennicke2017NRFF New Renaissance Filmfest [uk]Best Intīl ActorNominated
André M. Hennicke2017Toxic Film Festival [it] (Juni)Best ActorWinner
André M. Hennicke2017Montelupo Fiorentino Film Festival [it]Best Actor (Short)Winner
André M. Hennicke2017Catacumba Underground Filmfest [es]Best ActorWinner
André M. Hennicke2017Hamilton Film Festival [ca]Best ActorNominated
André M. Hennicke2017Cinalfama Intīl Film Awards [pt]Best ActorWinner
André M. Hennicke2017Cucif Cuzco Underground Festival [pe]Best ActorWinner
André M. Hennicke2017Bucharest Short Filmfest [ro]Best ActorWinner
André M. Hennicke2017Baja Cinefest México [mx]Best ActorWinner

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
RepeatGermanySWR [de]Wednesday, 05.12.2018
RepeatGermanyBR [de]Wednesday, 03.10.2018 at 00:30 o-clockDeutsche Geschichten
First showingGermanyarteSaturday, 27.01.2018 at 00:35 o-clockKurzschluss