Short Film | 2019 | Fiction, Satire | Germany

Project data

Length of movie20 min

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]
Thomas ArnoldWendt [SR]
Verena BurattiMaria [SR]
Beatrix DodererLaura
Heike KoslowskiRebecca


director of photographyNikolai Huber
2nd unit dopTom Rotsch
1st assistant cameraMichele Cherchi Palmieri
1st assistant cameraThomas RösingAlexa Zusatz 1DT
2nd assistant cameraAnna Wagler
casting directorEmilia Möbus
costume designerTinka Valerie Knoll
directorSylvain Cruiziat
1st assistant directorSebastian Husak1st AD
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADSophia Kretschko
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADLeon AlgrimZusatz 5 Drehtage
script supervisorMoritz Adlon
editorFlorian Duffe
key/dolly gripAdrian Huber [1]
key/dolly gripThomas Apel
gafferFlorian Czermak
gafferThomas Spitschka
electricianJonas Meyer [1]ab 8.2.19 bis Ende
electricianOlaf Lennert Maria Weber5 DT
additional make up artistEva Müller [2]
key makeup artist/hair stylistLea Reitberger
producerPhilipp Maron
producerSebastian Fehring
producerTristan Bähre
assistant to producerCarolina Oswald
production designerRebecca Hanke
unit production managerPhilipp Maron
production assistantFabienne Sailer
screenwriterDaniel Thomé
production sound mixerDaniel Hallhuber
production sound mixerPhilip Hutterhalbe Drehzeit - mit Daniel Hallhuber
digital film compositorNikolai Huber

Production companies

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


2019CanadaToronto International Film FestivalSektion Short Cuts


PremiereThursday, 5th September, 2019Toronto International Film Festival