Chuckwalla

A Film by Korinna Krauss

Synopsis

A Greek island. The unemployed Tassos and his girlfriend Niki have to move out of their house. It will be torn down to build a new road. They decide to emigrate to Niki’s homeland Bulgaria. But both fear what is to come and cannot part from what they leave behind. Tassos starts to fight a group of strangers, who steal stones from their garden wall. Niki hides behind sarcasm and takes to drinking. When they realize how far they have drifted apart, it already seems too late.

Director

  • Picture of Korinna Krauss © Jakob Wiessner

    Korinna Krauss

    Korinna Krauss grew up in Munich, Brussels and Athens. She studied painting at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) for three years and then began to study documentary film at the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF), what she finished with a diploma. During her studies she directed several short films, music videos and film installations. In addition she completed her acting education at Athanor Academy in February 2009 with a diploma and since than has worked as an actress in various cinema and theatre productions.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, National Premiere, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 23, 2017
  • 8th SHORT TO THE POINT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)April 14, 2017
  • 11th INTERNATIONALES FÜNF SEEN FILMFESTIVAL (Section Short Plus Wettbewerb (Mittellanger Film 21 - 60 Min), Gilching, Germany)July 27, 2017
  • GREEK FILM FEST CHICAGO 2017 (Official Selection, Illinois, USA)September 28, 2017
  • *BEST DIRECTOR SHORT*
    2nd ROYAL STARR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Royal Oak, MI, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 23rd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN DRAMA (Competition, Drama, Greece)October 18, 2017
  • 12th TISFF - THESS INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece)October 24, 2017
  • *BEST FOREIGN FILM AWARD*
    13th EARLY BIRD INT'L STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 1, 2017
  • 21st FALUDI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Budapest, Hungary)November 17, 2017
  • 24th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL ETIUDA&ANIMA 2017 (ETIUDA competition, Krakow, Poland)November 21, 2017
  • 11th PENTEDATTILO FILM FESTIVAL - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)December 7, 2017
  • 18th SHORTS FILMFESTIVAL - HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG 2018 (Official Selection, Offenburg, Germany)April 10, 2018
  • 6th LET'S CEE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Short Film Programme, Out of Competition, Vienna, Austria)April 13, 2018
  • 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN 2018 (Official Selection, Dresden, Germany)April 17, 2018
  • *HIFF AWARD*
    6th HEADLINE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)April 18, 2018
  • 6th DAYS OF GERMAN AND RUSSIAN SHORT FILMS VKRATZE! (Official Selection, Volgograd, Russia)April 25, 2018
  • B-EUROPE KURZFILME WITH THE FILMFEST DRESDEN (Special Screening, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany)May 15, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 16th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive Section "Short Films", Italy)June 30, 2018
  • COURTS MÉTRAGES FRANÇAIS ET ALLEMANDS / KURZFILM-RENDEZVOUS (Special Screening, Strasbourg, France)July 5, 2018
  • 1st LEBANESE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)July 12, 2018
  • 7th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 22, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 1st LINZ INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Linz, Austria)October 11, 2018
  • 13th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Orlando, FL, USA)October 18, 2018
  • 2nd COLLATERAL 102 FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Torino, Italy)December 6, 2018
  • *BEST PERFORMANCE*
    1st FEMALE FILMMAKERS FESTIVAL BERLIN (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)June 13, 2019
  • FBW (GERMAN FILM AND MEDIA REVIEW): SEAL OF APPROVAL: 'RECOMMENDED'

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Korinna Krauss, Silvia Wolkan
Producer
Korinna Krauss, Ina Mikkat
Head of Production
Ben Brummer
Co-Production Greece
Real Eyes Production, Giannis Sotiropoulos
Director
Korinna Krauss
Director of Photography
Denis D. Lüthi
Art Direction & Costume Design
Danae Anagnostou
Sound
Martial Kuchelmeister
Editor
Korinna Krauss, Erec Brehmer, Ben Brummer
Sound Design
Gerhard Auer
Music
Lefteris Chavoutsas

Details

Running Time
23 min.
Shooting Format
1920*1080 HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
Dolby SR
Website

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

HFF MÜNCHEN - University of Television and Film Munich, Germany
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1,
80333 München, Germany

DIRECTOR

Korinna Krauss
www.korinnakrauss.de