Aurora

A Film by Philip Escobar Jung

Synopsis

1979. Aurora, a small girl in the Bavarian Alps, undertakes a mountain trip with her beloved father Valentin to watch a shooting stars spectacle. Aurora wants to photograph the spectacle to show it to her distanced mother Sylvia, but up in the Alps, something unexpected happens that challenges Aurora’s inner world…

Aurora is the psychological drama of a little girl, set against the majestic backdrop of Alpine nature and weather phenomena. A story about family love.

Director

  • Picture of Philip Escobar Jung © Julian Erksmeyer

    Philip Escobar Jung

    PHILIP ESCOBAR JUNG was born in San Juan,Puerto Rico in December 4 of 1973 . His mother is German, his father is from Panama. He went to the Jesuit High School COLEGIO SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA in Puerto Rico graduating in 1991. He studied Political Science and Latin American Studies at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, earning a BA (Bachelor's Degree) in 1995. Philip undertook film directing courses at the NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY in NEW YORK CITY in the summer of 1996. He finished a JD in LAW at the de UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO in San Juan in 1999 and embarked on his dream to become a filmmaker moving to Germany in 1999.
    Philip studied Fiction Film Directing and Advertising Directing at the ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND FILM, MUNICH (HFF MÜNCHEN) while working as freelance Content Editing Consultant at FRAMEPOOL AG Munich. He finished Advertising Directing courses in the Department of Advertising at the HFF Munich in 2012 with his Spec Spots LEICA “BIRDIE” and PHONAK “JOGGER”. He finished his Diploma studies in Fiction Directing at the HFF Munich with his short film “AURORA” (24 mins, Germany, fiction) shot in anamorphic cinemascope in the Bavarian Alps. “AURORA” tells the story of a little girl who embarks on a trip with her father to see a falling stars spectacle. Philip has just finished writing his first feature film screenplay along with writers Vera Casaca and Lydia Bernhardt titled “TAXI STORIES”, an episodic world film. In parallel, he is currently writing a gangster drama Feature-film set in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Awards + Festivals

  • EUROPEAN GO DEBUT (Official Selection, European Debut Short Films, Klaipeda, Lithuania)September 25, 2017
  • *WINNER 2. SILBER JURY PRIZE*
    ESPELKAMP SPITZIALE (Official Selection, National Premiere, Espelkamp, Germany) October 7, 2017
  • *WINNER REMMI AWARD*
    51st WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA) March 3, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 12th JEHLUM SHORT & LONG FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bangalore, Karnataka, India)February 10, 2019
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    1st HEART OF ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Coventry, United Kingdom)March 28, 2019
  • *BEST FILM* *BEST DIRECTOR*
    2nd MOSCOW SHORT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)March 31, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 14th THE MYRTLE BEACH INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Myrtle Beach, South Carolin, USA)April 9, 2019
  • *YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD*
    2nd TAOBA INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tbilisi, Georgia)April 11, 2019
  • 10th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fredericksburg, Texas)April 24, 2019
  • HYPERWAVE FILM AWARDS - SPRING SEASON (Finalist, Carson, CA, USA)May 17, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • 25th KINDER FILM FEST KYOTO (Official Selection, Kyoto, Japan)August 1, 2019
  • 13th FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Starnberg, Seefeld, Gauting, Germany)September 4, 2019
  • *1st PLACE*
    FAN CHILE - Audiovisual Festival For Kids (Official Selection, Santiago de Chile, Chile)September 10, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
  • 6th WOFF - WORLD OF FILM INT'L FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Glasgow, Scotland)October 3, 2019
  • 15th EARLY BIRD INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2019
  • 15th ROLAN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Yerevan, Armenia)November 5, 2019
  • 13th LONE STAR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Fort Worth, Texas, USA)November 13, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Philip Escobar Jung
Screenplay
Lydia Bernhardt & Philip Escobar Jung
Producer
Maximilian Plettau
Director of Photography
Bernd Effenberger
Art Direction
Clemens Lehmann
Costume Design
Esther Van Rooijen
Sound
Berthold Kröker
Editor
Wolfgang Wunderlich & Laura Heine
Sound Design
Gerhard Auer (Hff Munich), David Wasielewski (Orange Sound)
Music
Philipp Fabian Kölmel

Cast

Aurora
Aurelia Schikarski
Sylvia
Julia Schacht
Valentin
Patrick Kalupa
Benny
Roland von Kummant
Ricardo
Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Aurora (grown-up)
Kathrin von Steinburg
Sylvia (present times)
Renate Schauss

Details

Running Time
24:12
Shooting Format
ALEXA ANAMORPHIC CINEMASCOPE 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2:39:1 Anamorphic (2048 x 858)
Sound
Dolby 5.1 SR

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HFF München
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 Munich, Germany
www.hff-muenchen.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Maximilian Plettau
Nominal Film
Bavariafilmplatz 7
82031 Grünwald, Germany

+49 89 64981 404

info@nominalfilm.com
www.nominalfilm.com

DIRECTOR

Philip Escobar Jung
Munich, Germany

philipescobar@yahoo.com
www.philipescobar.com

www.aurorashortfilm.com
www.facebook.com/auroraderfilm