Mimicry | © R. Schittko / C. Aversente

MimiCry

  • MimiCry (German title)
  • Girlfag (aka Verklemmt) (Working title)
Short Film | 2016-2017 | Coming of Age, Daily Life, Eroticism, Transsexualism | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting03.09.2016
End of shooting15.12.2016
Number of shooting days15
LocationsMainz, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden

Project data

Budget20.000
Film financing
Length of movie26 Min.
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

Mimicry erzählt die sexuelle Selbstfindungsreise der Protagonistin Mimi, die sich als schwules Mädchen identifiziert.

Mimi ist neu in der Stadt, Ende zwanzig, führt ein typisches Studentendasein und scheint ihren Platz noch nicht so recht gefunden zu haben. Wir begleiten dieses verwirrte und von Selbstzweifeln zerfressene Mädchen, auf ihrer Selbstfindungsreise in eine Welt von Sex, Drugs und Techno geprägtes, lesbisch, schwules und queeres Milieu.
Die Reise bringt sie zu der Erkenntnis, dass das Wesen eines Menschen und seine Sexualität nicht von seinem biologischen Geschlecht abhängig sind.
Der Film will die Idee einer Auflösung bzw. Fusion aller sozial konstruierten Geschlechterrollen aufzeigen, die vielleicht nicht nur Mimi die Erlösung eines inneren Konflikts bringt.

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MimiCry follows the young student Mimi on her quest to find life, love and herself. As a sexual and spiritual road-movie without cars, MimiCry is the first movie ever made about the still unknown phenomenon of the Girlfags in today’s queer spectrum.
MIMICRY tells the story of the protagonist Mimi who identifies as a Girlfag (male homosexuality in females).
Mimi just moved to a new city, she is in her late twenties and lives an ordinary student’s life; she does not seem to know her place in the world just yet. Stricken by self-doubt and confusion she goes on a journey of sexual and spiritual self-discovery through sex, drugs and Techno that leads her into a queer (LGBT) milieu. The journey helps her realise that a person’s character and sexuality are not dependent on their biological sex. The film strives to sketch out the idea of dissolving or fusing socially constructed gender roles, resulting in the protagonist’s inner conflict to be resolved.

(Quelle: Aug & Ohr)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Freya KreutzkamMimi [L]
Peter Beck
Lehrer [SR]
Maximilian Gehrlinger
Henri [SR]
Carole Marie JachtmannJanina [SR]
Bardo BöhlefeldTom [SR]
Jannik GörgerRaver [SR]
Aetschy AetschyDina [SR]
Fabian BaeckerChris [SR]
Philipp MykChris [SR]
Andrea RudolphMimis Spiegelbild [SR]
Deborah Muriel BlumLesbe
Testa SteronGay Boy

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyFelix Harjans/ RED ONE
1st assistant cameraBenjamin Böhm
2nd assistant cameraBianca Büdenbender
costume designerLaura Grossbach
costume designerCosimo Aversente
directorJennifer von Schuckmann
1st assistant directorSophia Sauer
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADLisa Krause
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADNatascha Zink
script supervisorMatthias Noe
storyboard artistJennifer von Schuckmann
editorLeonard Ostermeier
editorJennifer von Schuckmann
dramaturgical editing advisorLeonard Ostermeier
gafferTimon Dangel
gafferTobias Graf
electricianHolger Enck
electricianLouis Caspar Schmitt
electricianVanessa Dahl
electricianFelix Ehlert
makeup artist / hair stylistTina Wild
key makeup artistRoxanna Löwenstein
composerLion Reggentin
composerMoritz Gaudlitz
production designerPatricia Eva Burban
production designerCosimo Aversente
set decoratorJueli Kanuma
set decoratorQuynh Anh Nguyen
construction coordinatorHannah Schröder
screenwriterJennifer von Schuckmann
production sound mixerBalthasar Marko
boom operatorYvonne Simon
boom operatorChristopher Gutt
sound supervisorPhilipp Grzemba
sound designerPhilipp Grzemba
vfx lighting supervisorChristof Pohl
digital film compositorMatthias Noe
pr photographerRobert Schittko

Production companies

CompanyComment
Spektrumfilm TV
Hochschule Mainz (formerly FH Fachhochschule Mainz)Abschlussfilm / BA Zeitbas. Medien

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
aug&ohr medienFilm Festival Agency

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Finance/Law/InsuranceFrank Sobottka
Sound (Postproduction)Zentralstudio [de]

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Jennifer von Schuckmann2018Capital Filmmakers Filmfestival Berlin [de]Most Original StoryWinner
Jennifer von Schuckmann2019New Rennaissance Film Festival [nl]Best LGBT Debut ShortWinner