© Sylvain Cruiziat
© Sylvain Cruiziat
Short Film | 2019 | Fiction, Satire | Germany

Project data

Length of movie20 min
Aspect ratioWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Performance artist Vittoria Hopkins has made a career out of large tableaus of half-naked people, addressing the guilt of the viewer in the face of their vulnerability. Her latest work THE RAFT has all the ingredients of a landmark: classical references, naked body painted people lying still on a canvas for hours and an accusatory monologue, written from the perspective of a drowning man in the Mediterranean sea. As the art world gathers to watch Vittoria’s stunning, clean and bankable scandal they must witness it has a leak. Before long, some blood must spill...


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Gala MoodyVictora Hopkins [L]
Elit IsçanPolly [L]
Jonathan Joèl AlbrechtJoseph [SR]
Bless AmadaPerformer [SR]
Thomas ArnoldWendt [SR]
Verena BurattiMaria [SR]
Michael KoschorekEmil [SR]
Beatrix DodererLaura
Heike KoslowskiRebecca


Digital film compositorNikolai Huber
Director of photographyNikolai Huber
2nd unit dopThomas Rotsching
1st assistant cameraMichele Cherchi Palmieri
1st assistant cameraThomas Rösing
Alexa Zusatz 1DT
Alexa Zusatz 1DT
2nd assistant cameraAnna Wagler
Casting directorEmilia Möbus
Costume designerKiana Betz
Costume designerTinka Valerie Knoll
WardrobeSophia Schramm
DirectorSylvain Cruiziat
1st AD (local system)Sebastian Husak
1st AD
1st AD
2nd AD crowd (local system)Leon Algrim
Zusatz 5 Drehtage
Zusatz 5 Drehtage
2nd AD crowd (local system)Sophia Kretschko
Script continuityMoritz Adlon
EditorFlorian Duffe
Key gripThomas Apel
Key gripAdrian Huber [1]
GafferThomas Spitschka
GafferFlorian Czermak
Lighting technician / electricianJonas Meyer [1]
Lighting technician / electricianOlaf Lennert Maria Weber
5 DT
5 DT
Makeup artist / hair stylistFelix Niederleitner
Additional make up artistEva Müller [2]
Body makeup artistTiziana Darr
3. Make-up assistance
3. Make-up assistance
Key makeup artist/hair stylistLea Reitberger
Makeup artistFelix Niederleitner
Fx makeup artistMaxi Schwarzkopf
ProducerSebastian Fehring
ProducerPhilipp Maron
ProducerTristan Bähre
Assistant to producerCarolina Oswald
Production designerRebecca Hanke
Production managerPhilipp Maron
Production assistantPhilipp Hobucher
Production assistantFabienne Sailer
ScreenwriterSylvain Cruiziat
ScreenwriterDaniel Thomé
Production sound mixerPhilip Hutter
halbe Drehzeit - mit Daniel Hallhuber
halbe Drehzeit - mit Daniel Hallhuber
Production sound mixerDaniel Hallhuber
Sound re-recording mixerAndrew Mottl

Production companies

Maverick Film [de]
BR Bayerischer Rundfunk [de]
Arte [de/fr]

Distributing companies

Magnetfilm GmbH [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Sylvain Cruiziat2019Toronto International Film Festival [ca]Short Cuts Award - Best International Short FilmNominated
Nikolai Huber2020Deutscher Kamerapreis [de]KurfilmNominated
Sylvain Cruiziat2020Filmfest Dresden [de]National CompetitionNominated


2020GermanyFilmfest DresdenNational Competition
2020AustraliaFlicker FestInternational Competition
2019CanadaToronto International Film FestivalSektion Short Cuts


PremiereThursday, 05/09/2019Toronto International Film Festival