HERMAN THE GERMAN | short fiction | GER 2015 | khm | 15´ | 1:2,39 | alexa 2k & zeiss standard / arri alura / lomo anamorphic

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.

director: Michael Binz | producer: Maike Drinhausen | production design: Claudia Mertens | costume design: Kaya Kürten & Hannah Fischer | makeup artist: Lisa Schmermer | gaffer: Ernesto Sosa & Jakob Beurle | 1st AC: Selma von Polheim Gravesen, Claire Jahn & Tim Weskamp | 2nd AC: Mark Fesser | grip: Janis Mazuch & Arend Krause | editor: Tom Vennekötter | colorist: Fabiana Cardalda

cast
Gustav Peter Wöhler | Hans-Martin Stier | Anke Engelke | Kerstin Thielemann | Piet Fuchs | Enno Kalisch

awards [selection]
*FBW - Prädikat besonders wertvoll*
*36th Max-Ophüls-Preis - Best Shortfilm Audience Award*
*35th Film School Fest Munich - Wolfgang-Längsfeld-Award / Most Original Film*
*35th Film School Fest Munich - Panther Award / Best Production*
*First Steps Awards 2015 - Nomination Shortfilm*
*ADC Junior Awards 2016 - Bronze Nail*
*Young Director Award - Nomination Shortfilm*
*21st International Short Film Week Regensburg - Audience Award*
*Cologne Design Award 2015 - 1st Place*
*26th Bamberger Kurzfilmtage - Audience Award*
*26th Bamberger Kurzfilmtage - Youth Jury Award*
*Cineclass International Filmschool Festival 2016 - Cinémaster Lycée*
*Montelupo Fiorentino International Filmfestival 2016 - Best Director Short Film*
*22nd Thalmässinger Kurzfilmtage - 1st Place*
*MDR Unicato Award 2015 - 3rd Place*
*Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award 2015 - Nomination Shortfilm*
*FilmPlus Editing Award 2015 - Nomination Shortfilm*
*11th Budapest Shortfilm Festival - BuSho for Best Comedy*
*37th Uncipar Filmfestival - 2nd Prize International Competition*

screenings [selection]
Shorts Shorts Tokyo 2016
Tel-Aviv International Student Filmfestival 2016
Flickerfest Sydney 2016
Next Generation Short Tiger Cannes 2015
Poitiers Film Festival 2015
Leeds International Filmfestival 2015
Molodist Film Festival 2015
Cambridge Film Festival 2015
International Filmfest Dresden 2015
International Short Film Festival Hamburg 2015
Kinofest Lünen 2015
Interfilm Berlin 2015
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2015