Der Anruf

A Film by Johann Scholz


Walls are guarding the frontiers of Europe. Where they can’t be build soldiers do their duty. Andreas is one of them. Since not long ago the order to fire has been issued at the Austrian border to. Control and order are most important to Andeas, but on this winter day chaos is crossing his paths. He runs over an open field in no-man’s-land and the ringing sound of a cellphone is raising in the background. Three months later. Andreas is back home. He is living together with his mother. Since the incident he is on leave and secluded himself evermore. He is haunted by blackouts and flashbacks. A note with a foreign number on it leaves him restless. His mother’s singing sounds out of the kitchen. In the hope of finding some advice Andreas seeks her company. His mother knows about his condition, but is unwilling to respond to his situation. She is convinced that his doings were righteous. She urges him to forget everything about the incident and that he should get on with his life. His feelings of guilt will then vanish by itself. Her defiance just fuels Andrea’s fears even more, he is about to lose his mind. Back in his room Andreas finally decides to make the call. While doing so he is suddenly paralyzed and falls into a rigid state of which he awakes only hours later. Backflashes again. He knows he has to make the call to overcome his situation, or should he just forget the number and everything that goes with it?


  • Picture of Johann Scholz © Johann Scholz

    Johann Scholz

    Johann Scholz was born in Vienna, Austria in 1981. After a few years as a GameDesigner and CGI-artist in Vienna and Berlin, he began to study “Transmedia Art”,
    at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2009 he changed to the University of
    Arts in Berlin, to finish his study. In 2013 he received his Master in “Art and Media”,
    with the focus on experimental- and narrative film. Since his return to Vienna he has worked in several short- and feature film projects in Austria and Germany. 2015 he founded his own production company, zampanofilm to support his film projects. At the current time he is also working at the Vienna based production company hertha-produziert in the post production department.

Awards + Festivals

  • 5th LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)March 21, 2017
    SHORT TO THE POINT APRIL 2017 (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)June 5, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 10th THE COLUMBIA GORGE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Big Lear Lake, CA, USA)September 18, 2017
  • 4th LEBANON INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nabatiyeth, Lebanon)December 16, 2017


Johann Scholz
Hans-Peter Krenn, Johann Scholz, Caroline Wiltschek, Zampano film, HP Film Produktion
Johann Scholz
Director of Photography
Arsenij Gusev
Fabian Meller
Art Direction
Caroline Wiltschek, Ann-Kathrin Zieger, Julia Wildeis
Costume Design
Ann-Kathrin Zieger, Viktoria Knotzer
Stefan Thenmayer
Johannes Schellhorn
Sound Design
Stefan Thenmayer
Werner Thenmayer, Wolfgang Möstl


Running Time
16:36 mins
Shooting Format
ARRI Alexa, 2K Scope and 4:3
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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Zampano film – Johann Scholz
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AT-1170 Wien, Austria

HP Filmproduktion e.U
Hans-Peter Krenn
Miesenbach 156
AT-2761 Miesenbach, Austria