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]
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 dopTom Rotsch
1st assistant cameraMichele Cherchi Palmieri
1st assistant cameraThomas RösingAlexa Zusatz 1DT
2nd assistant cameraAnna Wagler
Casting directorEmilia Möbus
Costume designerTinka Valerie Knoll
WardrobeSophia Schramm
DirectorSylvain Cruiziat
1st AD (local system)Sebastian Husak1st AD
2nd AD crowd (local system)Leon AlgrimZusatz 5 Drehtage
2nd AD crowd (local system)Sophia Kretschko
Script supervisorMoritz Adlon
EditorFlorian Duffe
Key/dolly gripThomas Apel
Key/dolly gripAdrian Huber [1]
GafferThomas Spitschka
GafferFlorian Czermak
Lighting technician / electricianJonas Meyer [1]ab 8.2.19 bis Ende
Lighting technician / electricianOlaf Lennert Maria Weber5 DT
Makeup artist / hair stylistFelix Niederleitner
Additional make up artistEva Müller [2]
Body makeup artistTiziana Darr3. 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
Unit production managerPhilipp Maron
Production assistantFabienne Sailer
ScreenwriterDaniel Thomé
Production sound mixerPhilip Hutterhalbe Drehzeit - mit Daniel Hallhuber
Production sound mixerDaniel Hallhuber
Sound re-recording mixerAndrew Mottladditional

Production companies

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


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Nikolai Huber2020Deutscher Kamerapreis [de]KurfilmNominated


2019CanadaToronto International Film FestivalSektion Short Cuts


PremiereThursday, 05/09/2019Toronto International Film Festival