ACHILL is a bizarre visual discourse that seems to tell the story of a boy and a girl meeting in a bar. Through the mixed medium of animation and live-action we understand why this particular girl is so difficult to talk to.
Director: GUDRUN KREBITZ
With the support of:
Cast: NICOLETTE KREBITZ, LOLA C. BOHLE, SEAN UYEHARA
Screenplay: GUDRUN KREBITZ
Music: MARIAN MENTRUP
Animation: GUDRUN KREBITZ
Producer: VERENA SCHILLING
Production: UNIVERSITY OF FILM AND TELEVISION "KONRAD WOLF"
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN
CARSTEN SPICHER - ARCHIVE AND DISTRIBUTION
Director's contact: gudrun_krebitz[at]hotmail[dot]com
Berlin-based Austrian video artist, GUDRUN KREBITZ graduated in Animation at HFF "Konrad Wolf" Postdam. Her filmography includes short films (Somnambule, Prinzessinnendrama, I Know You) and the music video Questionmark for TERRANOVA.
Oberhausen 2012 / ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival 2012 / Berlin Short Film Night 2012 / Hiroanima 2012
"With ACHILL I worked intuitively and fast. Improvisation, spontaneity, consciousness and the unconscious are elements I put my trust in with this piece. I give them autonomy to create the Story. Different animation techniques are mixed together to create a moving sketchbook. The dialogues and sounds are touching the pictures briefly and are the backbone of the narration. It is an emotional, atmospheric and abstract stream of thought. The music (by MARIAN MENTRUP) holds everything together, separates the memory, articulates the mood, and gives an idea of where we find ourselves in the Storyline." (GUDRUN KREBITZ)
"ACHILL is an interesting combination of live action and animation, one that combines three main discourses and seems to chronicle a downtown meeting. But the pretext is easily put away, and we are actually in the presence of a dialogue between a girl and her childish soul. They interact and they comment on the boy’s every move. We see drawings, but they are not the drawings of a child anymore. It's a grown-up still trying to think as a child. This is the melancholic touch of GUDRUN KREBITZ's short film." (Andrei Dobrescu, BIEFF 2012)