herman the german (short film 15min)

Herman is one of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany. After a medical examination Herman learns that he suffers from the rare Kahnawake syndrome, which causes him that the emotion „fear“ falls out whereby he is forced to try out all phobias to become normal again.

Cast: Gustav Peter Wöhler, Kerstin Thielemann, Hans-Martin Stier, Piet Fuchs, Anke Engelke, Igor Novic, Dolunay Gördüm, Enno Kalisch, Thorsten Franzen & Mareike Hein

Writer & Director: Michael Binz
Director of Photography: Jesse Mazuch
Producer: Maike Drinhausen
Editor: Tom Vennekötter
Production Design: Claudia Mertens
Costume Design: Kaya Kürten & Hannah Fischer
Makeup artist: Lisa Schmermer
Smooth Operator: Dolunay Gördüm
Titles + Animation (Schnitzeltorte!) : Frank Pingel
Illustration: Mehrdad Zaeri

Funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

 

 

Screenings + Awards:
MAX OPHÜLS PRIZE FILM FESTIVAL 2015 // *Best Short Film: Audience Award*
INT. SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG 2015 // *Best Short Film: Audience Award*
INT. FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2015 // *Most Original Film: Wolfgang-Längsfeld-Award*
INT. FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH 2015 // *Best Production: Panther-Award*
BAMBERG SHORT FILM DAYS 2016 // *Best Short Film: Audience Award*

BAMBERG SHORT FILM DAYS 2016 // *Best Short Film: Youth Jury Award*
COLOGNE DESIGN PRIZE 2015 // *1st Prize*
ART DIRECTOR’S CLUB JUNIOR AWARD // *Bronze Nail*
GERMAN FILM- AND MEDIA EVALUATION AGENCY //  *Rating: Exceptionally Valuable*
NEXT GENERATION/SHORT TIGER IN CANNES 2015 // *Next Generation Award*

DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 // *Best Short Film Audience Award*
BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 // *Best Comedy Award*
KURZFILMTAGE THALMÄSSING 2016 // *1st Prize*
UNCIPAR FILMFESTIVAL 2015 // *2nd Prize International Competition*
UNICATO MDR 2015 // *3rd Prize Unicato Award*

DORTMUND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL XXS 2015 // *Bronze Award*
MONTELUPO FIORENTINO INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2016 // *Best Director „Short Film*

FIRST STEPS AWARD 2015 // *Nomination: Best Short Film*
YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD CANNES 2016 // *Nomination: Best Short Film*
STUDIO HAMBURG NEWCOMER AWARD 2015 // *Nomination: Best Short Film*
FÖRDERPREIS SCHNITT // *Nomination: Best Editing*

FILMSCHAUPLÄTZE NRW 2015
FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA ALLEMAND PARIS 2015
INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DRESDEN 2015
INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HAMBURG 2015
FILMKUNSTFEST SCHWERIN 2015
INT. FILMFEST EMDEN-NORDERNEY 2015
RÜSSELSHEIM FILM FESTIVAL 2015
FÜNF SEEN FILM FESTIVAL 2015
SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT 2015
FANTASY FILM FEST 2015
FRESH WAVE INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL HONG KONG 2015
FILMZ – FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILM MAINZ 2015
EXGROUND FILMFEST WIESBADEN 2015
INTERFILM INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2015
COMEDY CLUJ INT. FILM FESTIVAL ROMANIA 2015
INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SHNIT BERN 2015
FAVOURITES FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN 2015
CAMBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL 2015
POITIERS INT. FILM SCHOOL FESTIVAL 2015
KINOFEST LÜNEN 2015
OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT 2015
LEEDS INT. FILM FESTIVAL 2015
SLEEPWALKERS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TALLINN 2015
INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LVIV 2015
FLENSBURG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015
GERMAN-CZECH SHORT FILM PROGRAMME FEINKOŠT 2015
AUGSBURG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015
MOLODIST INT. FILM FESTIVAL KIEW 2015
FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS IN CZECH BY GOETHE INSTITUTE 2015
GERMAN FOCUS IN THE GOETHE INSTITUTE PARIS 2015
FILMFEST SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN 2016
GENRENALE BERLIN 2016
FLICKERFEST SYDNEY 2016
ZEISE SHORT FILM SLAM HAMBURG 2016
CINECLASS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TOURNAN-EN-BRIE 2016
SAGUENAY INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL QUEBEC 2016
TEL AVIV STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
LA.MEKO INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LANDAU 2016
MAREMETRAGGIO – INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TRIESTE 2016
ALPINALE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NENZING 2016
FEST – NEW DIRECTORS / NEW FILMS FESTIVAL 2016
SHORT SHORTS TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL 2016
VEVEY INT. FUNNY FILM FESTIVAL 2016
DIESSEN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2016
SHORT-O-RAMA 2017

FESTIVAL OF NATIONS INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017
…and many more!