Things Falling Apart

2019 | Science Fiction | 25.5 min | BA Film

Directed by Daniel Loepfe

Collection: Degree Films 2019

Zurich in the near future. The majority of the world population has a TEL: A brain implant that turns people into superhuman telepaths. Telepathy has replaced talking. Those who don't have an implant are branded as Slows and find themselves ostracized from society. We experience one fateful day in the life of Jan, a successful marketing agent at the TEL corporation
– And his unlikely friendship to the last two misfits who still speak.


Runtime25.5 min
Year of Production2019
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, ProRes, Blu-ray, DVD, H264
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onCanon EOS 5D Mark III, Kowa 8Z Anamorphic Adapter
Shooting FormatRAW
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, German
Available SubtitlesEnglish, German
Director, Screenplay, Editor Daniel Loepfe
Cinematography Simon Bitterli
Production Design Roxane Buchter
Silja Senn
Prop Design Fabian Lüscher
Music Louis Edlinger
Sound Design Oscar van Hoogevest
Production Manager Antonella Barone
Leading ActorsSaladin Dellers
Alireza Bayram
Jasmine Imboden
Supporting ActorsTanja Lehmann
Beat Marti
Jonas Rüegg
Lukas Waldvogel
Assistant Director Fabienne Steiner
Unit Manager Kirstin Reppas
Costume Design Madlaina Pollina
Makeup Artist Sabine Flückiger
Agnes Schmidt
Gaffer Fabienne Koch
Best Boy Lars Mulle
Focus Puller Raphael Schulze-Schilddorf
Robin Disch
DIT Marvin Meckes
Script & Continuity Nicole Doppmann
Location Sound Engineer Nicolas Büttiker
Graphic Artist Fabienne Steiner
Concept Art David Hunziker
Choreography Advisor Sandra Zurfluh
Driver Kenneth Gilomen
Runner Gustav Bredell
Grading & VFX Daniel Loepfe
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottmann
Yasmin Joerg
Mentor Script & Editing Tom Gerber
Mentor Directing Sabine Boss
Financial Support ZHdK-Avina Fonds für Studierende
GKB Beitragsfonds
Line producer Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director Sabine Boss