Short Film | 2017-2019 | Animation | Germany

    Brief synopsis

    Fathi Moftah, a child refugee, is obsessed with collecting keys. One day, while he is working at his father’s locksmith shop, he finds a hidden turquoise door behind the keys that cover the walls of the shop. The discovery of the mysterious door transforms Fathi’s collection into magical keys that give him access to many fantastical worlds. He goes on a journey, alternating between fantasy and reality, that causes chaos and havoc for his family. He unknowingly opens the wounds of his father, destroys what is dear to his mother, and steals what is left of home from his grandmother, all in the process of learning of his right to return to his homeland.

    (Quelle: Doha Film Institute)


    production controller Marina HaakeControlling
    director of photography Florian Geiss
    1st assistant camera Makito KumazawaAlexa XR
    2nd assistant camera Hannes KempertAlexa XR
    costume designer Ramona Petersen
    assistant costume designer Sally Seifert
    directorGhassan Jaradat
    1st assistant director Alexander Weiz
    key/dolly grip Miguel Angel Trinidad
    best boy Maik Uhlig
    electricianMaximilian Ball
    electrician Manuel Fleischer
    makeup artist / hair stylist Franziska Monden
    producerGeorg Neubert
    assistant production managerArvid Seib
    screenwriterGhassan Jaradat

    Production companies

     Reynard Films


    Cameras and Utilities Ludwig Kameraverleih GmbH