Matter of Time | © L. Crelier, CO/MA
Feature Film | 2005

Main data

DirectorHanna Slak

Shooting data

LocationsBerlin, Hollywood

Project data

Picture material negativeMiniDV

Brief synopsis

MATTER OF TIME is collectively produced feature-length film shot on digital video in Berlin in February 2005. Live your life before you lose it. Its the story of Ellen Ellen (portrayed by Feo Aladag), a blond, fragile, Austrian in her early 30's, who has been told she is to die in a matter of weeks. She comes to Berlin to wait for her death in solitude. Instead, she falls in love, gets pregnant and finally decides to embrace life. The film focuses on Ellens spiritual journey taking her from an obsession with the countdown to her own death to her final acceptance of life and death as unpredictable and incontrollable processess. MATTER OF TIME will contain 24 three- to five- minute scenes, each outlined in detail, but allowing space for change and improvisation within the fixed framework, be it through dialogue or interaction with the reality of locations. Most of the comas worked in Berlin on this project plus some new talents joined the team.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Feo AladagEllen [L]
Aleksandra BalmazovicSusi [SR]
Lana Baric'Edwina [SR]
Vladimir BouchlerShukov [SR]
Jesper ChristensenWeissmann [SR]
Aljosa KovacicMiki [SR]
 Isabella ParkinsonJoanna [SR]
Thekla ReutenMouse [SR]
 Fabian Joest PassamonteDr.Kurt
Komi Kizrajim TogbonouFighter


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyKarina Kleszczewska
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyRainer Lipski
Director's DepartmentdirectorHanna Slak
Director's Department1st assistant directorGuillaume Cailleau
Director's Department1st assistant directorJovan Arsenic
ProducerproducerFabian Joest Passamonte
Production Mgt.production coordinatorPierre-Yves Bazin
Production Mgt.production coordinatorMoritz Borchardt
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer David Schwertgenu.a.

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