Henry

A Film by Philipp Fussenegger

Synopsis

Henry, a talented but socially inept student, arrives at a boarding school dedicated to teaching music. His fascination for the organ turns to passion and a means of escaping his fellow students’ bullying. Yet the growing interest of his teacher, who sees how talented he is, does not go unnoticed by his peers, worsening interactions with them, especially Erik, who fears he may lose his place as the school’s greatest hopeful. Together, Erik, Mik, and Sebastian make Henry’s life hell.

Director

  • Picture of Philipp Fussenegger © Philipp Fussenegger

    Philipp Fussenegger

    Philipp Fussenegger grew up in a remote valley in the heart of the Austrian Alps. After a classical piano education at the Music Conservatory he started his career as a photographer and writer. In 2007, he began studying towards his Bachelor of Arts degree in Directing in Salzburg, concluding his studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, from which he graduated with honors in 2015. „Henry“ is his diploma film. In 2016, Fussenegger wrote and directed the black comedy tv-show “Die Schilehrer”. Currently, he is working on his debut feature film, a dystopian post-Techno Crime Movie.

Awards + Festivals

  • 49th HOFER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Hof, Germany)October 27, 2015
  • 29th FIPA (Official Selection, France)January 20, 2016
  • DIAGONALE 2016 (Official Selection, Austria)March 9, 2016
  • 43th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL FILM- AND VIDEOFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)April 4, 2016
  • 45th SEHSÜCHTE (Official Selection, Potsdam, Germany)April 22, 2016
  • *FIRST STEPS AWARD MITTELLANGER SPIELFILM*
    FIRST STEPS AWARD 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)September 19, 2016
  • ÖSTERREICHISCHE KURZFILMSCHAU 2017 – AKADEMIE SCREENING (Screening, Vienna, Austria) November 20, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016 (Official Selection, USA)December 19, 2016
  • 11th LECCE FILM FEST - CINEMA INVISIBILE (Official Selection, Italy)December 26, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST SHORT FILM*
    ÖSTERREICHISCHER FILMPREIS (Vienna, Austria)February 1, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM INTERNATIONAL FICTION*
    2nd LANÚS FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)March 1, 2017
  • 2nd FEMUCIQ FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE QUITO (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)March 7, 2017
  • 2nd ACTION&ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIEPARK (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 1st PORTOVIEJO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ecuador)June 1, 2017
  • 1st JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)June 8, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (World Cinema Features, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 13th JECHEON INT'L MUSIC & FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jecheon City, South Korea)August 10, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 13th INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Nomination “Best Long Feature Film”, Yerevan, Armenia)November 7, 2017
  • 1st GOLD MOVIE AWARDS GODDESS NIKE FILM FESTIVAL - ANNUAL EVENT (Official Selection, London, UK)January 11, 2018
  • 2nd INT'L KIDS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, diverse, Worldwide)November 14, 2018
  • Since 2017 * LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2017“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Trailer

Crew

Director
Philipp Fussenegger
Screenplay
Philipp Fussenegger & Constanze Klaue
Producer
Lisa Thalhammer
Director of Photography
Dino Osmanovic
Art Direction
Bohdan Wozniak & Miren Oller
Costume Design
Martin Hämmerle
Sound
Moritz Kerschbaumer
Editor
Judy Landkammer
Sound Design
Moritz Kerschbaumer
Music
Dominik Susteck , Viola Ever, Klaus Evers

Details

Running Time
53 mins
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

funfairfilms
Radetzkystr.21
6850 Dornbirn, Austria

www.fffyeah.com
office@funfairfilms.com

FILMSCHOOLS

KHM, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Köln, Germany

HFF München, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1
80333 München, Germany

DIRECTOR

Philipp Fussenegger

philipp@funfairfilms.com