I Grew a Statue

A Film by Aaron Arens

Synopsis

Oskar is having an affair with the artist Hermione. Out of love and devotion he decided to build a perfect replica dummy of her. He works himself into a trance in which the line between reality and fantasy slowly blurs: Is it possible, that the dummy becomes more and more alive and Oskar confuses her with the real Hermione? When Hermiones husband suddenly visits Oskar in his studio, Oskar finds himself flabbergasted: Both men look disturbingly alike

Director

  • Picture of Aaron Arens © Aaron Arens

    Aaron Arens

    Born in Zurich in 1988. Started acting in Theatre plays, Cinema and television in 2001. Works as a writer, director and editor since 2009. Studies film directing at the University for Film and Television in
    Munich since 2013.

Awards + Festivals

  • *NOMINATION: BESTER MITTELLANGER FILM*
    40th MAX-OPHÜLS PREIS (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany) January 15, 2019
  • *NOMINATION: BESTER KURZFILM*
    48th SEHSÜCHTE (Official Selection, Potsdam, Germany) April 24, 2019
  • *AWARD: BESTE KAMERA KURZFILM*
    29th DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREIS (Official Selection, Cologne, Germany) May 10, 2019
  • 16th IN THE PALACE - INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)September 18, 2019
  • 8th WINCHESTER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, United Kingdom)November 8, 2019
  • 2nd QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)December 7, 2019
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL USAK WINGES SEAHORSE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Usak, Turkey)December 9, 2019
  • 28.02.2019 * 21st KONTRAST FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ibiza, Germany)February 28, 2020

Trailer

Crew

Director
Aaron Arens
Screenplay
Aaron Arens
Producer
Christoph Degenhart
Director of Photography
Karl Küten
Art Direction
Fryderyk Swierczynski
Costume Design
Alicia Drodofsky
Sound
Lisa Reich, Josef Zeller, Lan-Xi Ruan, Leo van Kann, Oliver Meissner
Sound Design
Andreas Goldbrunner
Music
Victor Moser

Cast

Oskar
Elias Arens
Hermine
Merle Wasmuth
Galerist
Elias Arens
The Puppet
Merle Wasmuth

Details

Running Time
29:45 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2.35
Sound
5.1

Contact

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FILM SCHOOL

Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
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80333 München, Germany

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t.janker@hff-muc.de