Crushed Willi

A Film by Volker Heymann

Synopsis

Willi Huber, 62 years old, hates computers. After being fired he finds a job as a waiter in a modern café. Though having a hard time serving the young people he saves a guest’s life by applying a laptop in an unusual way.

Director

  • Picture of Volker Heymann © Volker Heymann

    Volker Heymann

    Originally Volker Heymann is biologist, but switched to theatre business after passing his diploma. After acting studies in New York City and engagements at several theatres he began to write theatre plays and comedy shows. He lives in Mannheim as a freelancing playwright, director and actor. As part of the satirical theatre group „Mannheimer Kulturknall“ he appeares on the scene all over Germany.

    Since 2011 he makes short films. His first one (Symphony of Fools) is part of the compilation „Soirée Allemande“ which is touring the world right now.

Awards + Festivals

  • DIE LANGE NACHT DES KURZEN FILMS GERA (Germany)August 24, 2013
  • BERLIN CINEMA SUMMER PARTY (Berlin, Germany)August 29, 2013
  • 21st INTERNATIONALES FILMFESTIVAL CONTRAVISION (Berlin, Germany)September 14, 2013
  • PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL “VIDEO CAFÉ” (London, UK)September 15, 2013
  • GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (USA)September 26, 2013
  • 19th FILMSCHAU BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG (Stuttgart, Germany)October 4, 2013
  • ZUM GOLDENEN HIRSCH (Heidelberg, Germany)October 3, 2014
  • 11th KALPANIRJHAR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2013
  • 43rd ALCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (ShortLatino Video Library Catalogue, Madrid, Spain)November 8, 2013
  • 7th SHORT SHORT STORY FILM FESTIVAL (USA)November 16, 2013
  • 13th OLDENBURGER KURZFILMTAGE ZWERGWERK (Competition, Germany)November 21, 2013
  • 9th DIECIMINUTI FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Competition, Italy)January 15, 2014
  • *NOMINATED IN DESKTOP SCREENING*
    6th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (India)February 1, 2014
  • 2nd CHENNAI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 (Official Selection, India)February 5, 2014
  • 6th CMS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Non Animation Short Competition, India)April 7, 2014
  • 14th INDEPENDENT DAYS FILMFEST (Competition, Germany)April 9, 2014
  • SHORTS.14 - KURZFILMFESTIVAL HOCHSCHULE OFFENBURG (Competition, Germany) April 9, 2014
  • 2nd FILM FESTIVAL OF LAUGHTER (Official Selection, Zagreb, Croatia)April 11, 2014
  • 6th SENE FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhode Island, USA)April 22, 2014
  • 9th SUNSCREEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA)May 1, 2014
  • 12th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LANDAU – LA.MEKO 2014 (Official Selection, Germany)May 5, 2014
  • BDFA BUNDESFILMFESTIVAL SPIELFILM 2014 (Official Selection, Germany)May 9, 2014
  • 20th MURNAU-KURZFILMPREIS 2014 (Wiesbaden, Germany)May 16, 2014
  • 1st SAMYAK SHORTFILM & DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)May 30, 2014
  • LENZING AWARD IN SILVER
    FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2014 (Official Selection, Austria)June 6, 2014
  • 21st RÜSSELSHEIMER FILMTAGE 2014 (Competition, Germany)June 14, 2014
  • DIE KURZE NACHT DER NOCH KÜRZEREN FILME (Pfaffenhofen, Germany)June 20, 2014
  • 12th SALENTO FINIBUS TERRAE – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Inter’l Competition, Italy)July 9, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)July 23, 2014
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT (Competition, Mainz, Germany)August 7, 2014
  • 38th OPEN-AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 14, 2014
  • NACHT DER KULTUR IN SCHWEINFURT (Screening, Germany)September 27, 2014
  • 7th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 1, 2014
  • FRIENDSFILMFEST 2016 (Official Selection, London, UK)March 22, 2016
  • 12th BRAZILIAN INT'L LABOUR FILM FESTIVAL - MOSTRA CINE TRABALHO (Official Selection, Campinas, Brazil)May 15, 2017

Crew

Director
Volker Heymann
Screenplay
Volker Heymann
Producer
Volker Heymann
Director Of Photography
Peter Kozana
Editor
Volker Heymann, Ali Badakhshan Rad
Sound
Alexander Theodossiadis

Details

Running Time
05:49
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de