After Silence

A Film by Henning Himmelreich


The process of self-purification is visualized through both abstract and direct representations of deities and other elements from the egyptian mythology, combined with modern graphical elements.

The character is trapped in an uninhabitable world reigned by chaos which is a visual representation of her own state of mind. As she enters subconsciousness a mixture of self-reflection and external judgement make her undergo self-purification.
By passing all stages successfully and facing her demons she reaches a state of perfect harmony that purifies the soul. The world around her changes correspondingly and darkness becomes light.  


  • Picture of Henning Himmelreich © Henning Himmelreich

    Henning Himmelreich

    I love to create unique and individual forms of visual communication. Besides appealing visuals, I consider the sound layer to be one of the most important components. It’s the symbiosis of image and sound that produces content that truly resonates with the audience.
    I see myself more as a generalist who likes to explore new methods and design solutions and to be inspired by his environment. In my opinion it’s not only the good execution, but also the conceptual process behind it that really deepens the projects’ meaning.
    Since 2014 I’ve been working as a freelance motion designer in fields of 2D and 3D animation for various creative agencies in Stuttgart, Germany. In summer 2017 I completed my postgraduate studies in Motion Design at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 25th ITFS STUTTGART (Schulvorstellung, Stuttgart, Germany)April 24, 2018
  • 13thth ANIM'EST BUCHAREST (Student Film, Bucharest, Romania)September 28, 2018
  • 4th TAF THESSALONIKI ANIMATION FESTIVAL (Short Film, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 19, 2018
    1st RIGA DIGITAL FORUM (Open Category, Riga, Latvia) October 20, 2018
  • ***WINNER BEST 2D/3D***
    20th EYES AND EARS AWARD MUNICH (2D / 3D, Munich, Germany) October 23, 2018
  • 16th MULTIVISION (Animated Video, St. Petersburg, Russia)October 27, 2018
  • 24th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Animated Short, Stuttgart, Deutschland)December 7, 2018
  • 24th ANIMAC (Future Talent, Lleida, Spain)February 21, 2019
    2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swinton, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 5th IBRIDA FESTIVAL DELLE ARTI INTERMEDIALI (Official Selection, Forlì, Italy)April 26, 2019
  • 14th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood, NY, USA)May 17, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 2nd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russia)June 8, 2019
    3rd MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)June 23, 2019
  • 15th FEST - NEW DIRECTORS, NEW FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Espinho, Portugal)June 24, 2019
  • 1st BALTIC INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mechelinki, Poland)June 29, 2019
  • 8th ON ART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)July 5, 2019
  • 18th SOPOT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sopot, Poland)July 13, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019


Henning Himmelreich
Henning Himmelreich, Marta Trela
Marvin Marte
Henning Himmelreich
Sound Design
Jan Brett
Chiara Strickland


Running Time
04 min
Shooting Format
Full HD
Screening Format
DCP, ProRes, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4
Aspect Ratio
Stereo, 5.1



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Akademiehof 10
71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany


Henning Himmelreich
Marienplatz 14
70178 Stuttgart, Germany

+49 (0)16090332869