The Swelling

A Film by Tom Bewilogua

Synopsis

THE SWELLING

In the near future. Surveillance is omnipresent. Cameras and drones belong to the common cityscape like traffic lights. The sky is gray and environment seems dead. Here “X-33“ lives in a rundown apartment complex, where strange things occur. A peculiar and pulsing bulgelike object in the wall follows him permanently at every turn. Increasingly “X-33“ falls into a nightmarish paranoia. Is his follower real? And if so, will he get rid of him?

Director

  • Picture of Tom Bewilogua © Tom Bewilogua

    Tom Bewilogua

    After finishing secondary school in Braunschweig, Tom Bewilogua went to Hamburg and studied directing at the “medienakademie“ Hamburg, Germany. Since has finished the degree “Bachelor of Arts“ in 2008, he continued studying with the subject “Visual Communication and Film“ in the main category at the “University of fine Arts (HfbK)“ in Hamburg. In 2011 he founded “Kinematograph 24/7 Film Production“ with Chris Krueger and Maarten Pleß.

Awards + Festivals

  • 22nd PALM SPRINGS INT’L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Official Selection, CA, USA)June 21, 2016
  • 1st NORWICH RADICAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, UK)August 26, 2016
  • *PRESIDENT’S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • 5th CINESTRANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Braunschweig, Germany)September 6, 2016
  • 23rd OLDENBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Germany)September 14, 2016
  • 13tT SEDICICORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli, Italy)October 7, 2016
  • *CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD*
    10th THESS INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Thessaloniki, Greece) October 17, 2016
  • 17th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Ireland)October 19, 2016
  • 9th POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND BIZARRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguascalientes, Mexico)October 27, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • 38th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE 2016 (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 3, 2016
  • 30th LEEDS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Sci-Fi Short Films Programme, UK)November 3, 2016
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DE CORTOMETRAJES DE LA DIVERSIDAD SOCIAL – TODOS SOMOS OTROSNovember 8, 2016
  • 10th PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of competition, Zagreb, Croatia)November 11, 2016
  • 1st MIRA LINCOLN – FESTIVAL INT'L DE CORTOMETRAJES 2016 (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)November 20, 2016
  • SHIVERS – GENREFILMFESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)November 24, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 5th GENRENALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 13, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • *NOMINATION BEST ACTOR & BEST SF SHORT*
    1st NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 3, 2017
  • 18th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST "KONTRAST" (Official Selection, Germany)March 3, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • 18th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • *BEST EDIT*
    2nd TRANSILVANIA SHORTS (INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL) (Official Selection, Romania)March 15, 2017
  • 18th BUNTER HUND - INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFEST MÜNCHEN (Official Selection, Munich, Germany)March 18, 2017
  • 1st MADEIRA FANTASTIC FILMFEST (Official Selection, Madeira Island, Portugal)March 22, 2017
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • *AWARD FOR BEST SHORT NARRATIVE*
    18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • 40th INTERNATIONALE GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE 2017 (Competition, Selb, Germany) April 20, 2017
  • 50th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 10th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)April 26, 2017
  • 14th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany) May 9, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • BACKUP_FESTIVAL (Special Programme, Weimar, Germany)May 17, 2017
  • 1st SIXTH SENSE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL (Out-of-Competition, Mumbai, India)May 20, 2017
  • *BEST MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN*
    9th FASTNET FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (International Competition, Schull, Ireland)May 24, 2017
  • 1st JIM THORPE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jim Thorpe, PA, USA)June 8, 2017
  • 7th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Competition, Oderaue, Germany)June 23, 2017
  • 35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017

Synopsis

Crew

Screenplay
Tom Bewilogua
Producer
Chris Krüger
Director
Tom Bewilogua
Director of Photography
Alex Beier
Art Direction
Alexander Briegel
Costume Design
Jasmin Daouiji
Sound
David Brych
Editor
Tom Bewilogua
Sound Design
Gordon Krei
Music
Johannes Koeniger

Details

Running Time
15:00
Shooting Format
RedCode RAW
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1,85
Sound
5.1 Surround / Mehrkanalton
Website

Contact

FILM AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 176 - 62965299
markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Kinematograph 24/7 Filmproduktion GmbH
Mansteinstr. 28
20253 Hamburg, Germany
+49 (0) 40 320 380 32
chris@k-247.de
we@k-247.de
http://www.k-247.de/