A Writer'sTale | © Sascha Zimmermann
Short Feature Film | 2005 | Tragicomedy | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days1

Project data

Length of movie23
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material negativeMiniDV
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

Shawn Wellington has a problem; it’s been 4 month since he left his apartment. Shawn, the author of three bestsellers, has entrenched himself in his bathroom since his latest novel exceeded its deadline with a bad case of writers block. How could this happen to a bestseller?
He is on his last nerve. His phone calls to his analyst aren’t any help, just the dull tone of an answering machine. Shawn’s world is getting smaller and smaller. To top off Shawn’s run of bad luck we have the lovely Diane, Shawn’s ex-wife. She has fallen in love again and is set to leave New York. After an intense discussion with Diane, Shawn is convinced that change IS good, and his only thought is - suicide.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Kathleen A. RenishDiane [L]
Lee Collin BaxterShawn Wellington [SR]


Camera Departmentdirector of photographyOliver Menebröcker
Director's Departmentdirector Sascha Zimmermann
Director's Departmentscript supervisorTran Thi Thuy Huong
Editingeditor Sascha Zimmermann
LightinggafferAlf Schütt
MusiccomposerMarco Ricciardi
Producerproducer Sascha Zimmermann
Screenplayscreenwriter Sascha Zimmermann
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerKirsten Jensen
Sound Departmentboom operatorRobert Soldan

Production companies

Top Five Films, Sascha Zimmermann