2012 | Science Fiction, Children | 5 min | BA Film

Directed by Wendy Pillonel

Collection: Analog/Digital (2012-2015) | Degree Films 2012

In a future where the sea doesn’t exist anymore and where adults imitate things from the past, dozens of children are building sand pies on an artificial beach. Only Estelle (12) looks at a wall on which the sea is painted. Thibaud (12) approaches the girl and pretends he could see the things that no longer exist. He takes her to his hiding place and tries to convince her to take a pill that would allow her to see the real sea.

Runtime5 min
Year of Production2012
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, HDCAM SR, HDCAM, Digi Beta, Beta SP
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
Audio Format5.1
Shooting Format35mm, ProRes
Spoken LanguageFrench
Available SubtitlesEnglish, French, Italian
Director Wendy Pillonel
Cinematography Tom Keller
Production Design Stefanie Frey
Sophie Stalder
Editor Pascal Griesshammer
Screenplay Wendy Pillonel
Leading ActorsLuandès Brandt
Eléonore Jenny
Supporting ActorsRamona Burgener, Lisa Burger, Jay Flammer, Laura Flammer, Luisa Freiermuth, Pauline Knappe, Fabio Leisinger, Liv Lenzin, Nicolas Mennel, Leah Müller, Fanny Ries, Jim Ries, Filippa Ries, Noelia Romera, Ainhoa Romera, Marie Schreiner, Niklas Schreiner, Lena Seger, Adrian Siegmann, Alexander Siegmann, Lucretia Siegmann
Costume Design Gabriella Farkas
Makeup Artist Gabriella Farkas
Location Sound Engineer Benoit Barraud
Sound Design Benoit Barraud
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Project Supervision Christian Iseli
Pierre Mennel
Project Mentoring Peter Purtschert
Manuel Flurin Hendry
Georg Bringolf
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Prof. Bernhard Lehner


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