Unter Toten (Among the Dead)

2016 - drama, short 16'

Mortuary assistant Erich is trying to get his daughter Julia on the phone - without success. Attentively, he drives around the small town until he spots Julia and her friends on a girls‘ night out. In order to reestablish a closer relationship with his daughter so as to help her understand the true meaning of life, he asks her out on a father-daughter night and prepares a special present. The film tells the story of a man whose world view, narrow-mindedness and selfishness lead him into a disaster.

screenwriters: Eric Marcus Weglehner, Dominik Mayer
director: Eric Marcus Weglehner
director of photography: Dominik Mayer
art director: Claudia Wahlmüller
set decorator: Nina Pintis
editor: Franco Marco Avi
composer: Veronika Hanl
sounddesigner: Daniel Hollinetz


Best Student Film - Manchester Film Festival, 2017
Best Student Film - Toronto Independent Film Awards, 2017
Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Soundtrack - SoCal Indie Clips Film Fest / Los Angeles, 2017
Best Upper Austrian Film - Festival of Nations / Lenzing, 2017
Regionalpreis - Int. Youth Media Festival / Wels, 2017

Official Selections

Liverpool Independent Film Festival 2017
Nottingham International Film Festival 2017
Near Nazareth Festival 2017
Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival 2017
Kuala Lumpur Independent Film Festival (Semi-Finalist) 2017
New York Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
Vancouver Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
Der Neue Heimatfilm / Freistadt 2017
Cannes Short Film Corner 2017