The Tree

  • Der Baum (German title)
Short Film | 2006 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days5
LocationsKapstadt und Umgebung

Project data

Length of movie10 Min
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positiveSuper 35
Sound formatdts (5.1, 6 Kanšle)

Brief synopsis

16-year-old teenager Tom just wants one thing - to sit in his cosy spot on the branch of a tree and enjoy his life. There is just one problem: The tree is situated in the middle of a golf course and the golf club members are not really enthusiastic about the presence of this uninvited guest. So, after a short time, the first of three top managers starts his mission to stop the teenager from lazing around.

A parable about hard-working managers’ incomprehension of young people’s sweet idleness.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Christian BerkelRaymond Remberg [L]
 Jannis NiewöhnerTom [L]
 Andrea SawatzkiVeronika Vermont [L]
Hanns ZischlerFerdinand von Zitzewitz [L]


production accountantBettina Kluge
director of photography Ralf M. Mendle
costume designer Elena Wegner
directorJan Martin Scharf
storyboard artistJohannes Habig
editor Benjamin Ikes
composerSteffen Kahles
composer Christoph Blaser
producerHarry Flöter
producerJörg Siepmann
assistant production manager Sonja Fehling
screenwriterJan Martin Scharf
script translator Sonja Fehling
vfx supervisorRoger Kleiber

Production companies

 2Pilots Filmproduction