Umbra

film type documentary film, experimental film Production Country Germany production year 2019 runtime 20'17 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Surround
aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9) sound format Dolby Surround

The film UMBRA deals with rare and common optical phenomena that occur in nature. These phenomena evoke familiar images such as shadows or reflections on a water surface; but also unusual ones like the "Brocken spectre" or the pinhole effect during a solar eclipse. These ancient and natural projections can be considered as pre-cultural and independent of any apparatus. They occured even before mankind and are united by their intangible, ephemeral presence. UMBRA develops a visual dialogue between phenomenon and apparatus, archetype and image, self and self-perception.

director Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell Animation Sebastian Thewes Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Alexander Schmidt Schnitt / Editing Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell Bildgestaltung / DOP Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell Drehbuch / Script Florian Fischer, Johannes Krell Tongestaltung / Sound Design Johannes Krell, Florian Marquardt Produktion / Production Ray Peter Maletzki, Stephan Helmut Beier film school Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Festivals
2019 Berlinale - Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Germany
Production
  • ROSENPICTURES Filmproduktion GbR
  • Stephan Helmut Beier
  • Rosenstr. 11
  • 06114 Halle (Saale)
  • +49 345 2396725
Distribution
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Ute Dilger
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • +49 221 20189330
  • http://www.khm.de
Sales
  • ROSENPICTURES Filmproduktion GbR
  • Stephan Helmut Beier
  • Rosenstr. 11
  • 06114 Halle (Saale)
  • +49 345 2396725
School
  • Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
  • Peter-Welter-Platz 2
  • 50676 Köln
  • +49 221 201890
  • http://www.khm.de

Florian Fischer

Born 1981 in Tübingen;
2009 diploma in communication design from the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam;
2011-2016 artistic assistant at the Harz University of Applied Sciences;
2013 participant in the Professional Media Masterclass/Werkleitz;
2017 master's degree in visual culture from the Danube University Krems;
2018 participant Berlinale Talents

Filmography
2014 Still Life
2016 Kaltes Tal
2017 No Sex Please

Johannes Krell

Born 1982 in Halle (Saale);
2006-2011 BA in audiovisual media/camera from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences;
2013 participant in the Professional Media Masterclass/Werkleitz;
2014-2018 postgraduate studies in media art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, diploma in 2018

Filmography
2009 Saal Eins
2010 Station
2014 Still Life
2016 Kaltes Tal