A man wakes up in a dark forest chained to a tree. He has no idea how he got here or what has happened. He tries to cut loose, but fails. When he hears strange noises surrounding him, he panics. He has to get out of here.
This short film was made by Imanuel Thallinger, Andreas Weiss, Christoph Würzlhuber and Patric Kronlachner. It was our semester project at University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg in 2014. When we sat together to discuss ideas for the film, we quite soon knew we wanted to make a film about dreams. Dreams, in particular nightmares, have always been fascinating me. I think it’s sometimes quite scary but also intriguing with what our brain comes up at night. You can’t help yourself and BOOM you are inside a nightmare. Your brain forces you to experience this wild thoughts, that are deep inside of you. All of a sudden you wake up confused and soaked with sweat, just to realize that what seems to be so real was just a dream. This feeling of fear I wanted to portray in the movie.
A short film by Imanuel Thallinger, Andreas Weiss, Christoph Würzlhuber and Patric Kronlachner
Directed, shot and edited by Imanuel Thallinger
Starring Richard Panzenböck
1st AD, Script Supervisor, Clapper Loader Patric Kronlachner
Audio & Sound Design Christoph Würzlhuber
Key Grip Andreas Weiss
VFX Andreas Weiss Imanuel Thallinger
Set Photography Elisabeth Wieser Linhart
Special thanks to Roland Keil Christoph Schaufler Lukas Kronsteiner Familie Traxl Karl Derntl Markus Schinwald Michael Bierig Elmar Glaubauf