The Fire Within

A Film by Linus Herbig-Matten

Synopsis

“The Fire Within” is an experimental short film, that portrays the relationship between a couple, their unborn child and nature. A film that does not try to
find any answers but show the feelings and emotions of the individual. How can shift your future? How can you find accept the past? After suffering just another misscariage, Paula struggles with her life. She needs to find a way to continue her path. Her boyfriend Fin tries to be helpful, but his way of coping is unacceptable for Paula. She can’t jus fix the problem. She needs to find closure with her unborn child. Enabling her to find resolution and peace, she escapes with her emotions into nature anddemands answers.

Director

  • Picture of Linus Herbig-Matten © Linus Herbig-Matten

    Linus Herbig-Matten

    Young aspiring director started his filmcareer as an personal assistent for the acclaimed director Tomy Wigand with the age of 12 years. Linus grew up in a highly art embossed family in the rural area outside of Munich. Especialy the short film instalations of Marcel Broodthaers inspired him to make his own small art films in nature. In 2016 Linus decided to spent a year in New Zealand to study at South Seas Film School and to use the year for traveling through the country. After graduating Linus directed commercials for clients like Siemens, SOS Kinderdörfer, Cocovero and more. He has also worked as a 2nd AD and second Unit director for German TV productions like "Weingut Wader" "Frau Mutter Tier" and more.

Awards + Festivals

  • BCT – FESTIVAL NAZIONALE DEL CINEMA E DELLA TELEVISIONE DI BENEVENTO (Official Selection, Benevento, Italy)July 5, 2018
  • 12th FÜNF SEEN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Starnberg, Deutschland)September 8, 2018
  • *BEST DIRECTION*
    2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 2nd LE PRINCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Caracas, Venezuela)April 5, 2019

Crew

Director
Linus Herbig-Matten
Screenplay
Linus Herbig-Matten
Producer
Roderick Fereti
Director of Photography
Reuben Stuart
Production Design
Troi Dennis
Costume Design
Breeze O'Connor
Sound
Summeth Padarath
Editor
Mike Bull, Linus Herbig-Matten
Sound Design
Mike Bull

Cast

Paula
Sarah Dawson
Fin
Noah Paul

Details

Running Time
12:21 min
Shooting Format
Digital 2K
Screening Format
DCP, ProRes, mov, BluRay
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Linus Herbig-Matten
Neuhochstadterstr. 23
82234 Wessling, Germany

+49 (0)1749844909

Linus.herbigmatten@yahoo.de
www.linushm.com