My Robodad (Mein Robodad)

My Robodad
Scene from “My Robodad” (photo © Gruppe Weimar/Axel Clemens)

Leni’s dad is a robot. He twitches when he walks, never smiles and he is navigated by a remote control, just like a toy car. For Leni, all of that is part of her normal life. For her classmates, however, it is extremely strange.


Markus Dietrich was born in 1979 in Strausberg. He has been studying Media Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar since 2002. His films include: the shorts Sag mir wo du stehst (2003), Flieg mich zum Mond (2004), Auf der Landstrasse (2005), Samis Geschenk (2006), Outsourcing (2007), and Mein Robodad (2008). He also works as a director with children and young adults at the Thalia Theater Halle/Saale.
Genre Fantasy, Science Fiction
Category Short
Year of Production 2008
Director Markus Dietrich
Screenplay Hanna Reifgerst, Markus Dietrich
Cinematography Christoph Iwanow
Andreas Baltschun
David Hoffmann
Cast Frank Roeth, Jessica Lehmann, Raik Dahms, Felix Frank
Producers Christiane Schlicht, Christoph Iwanow
Production Company Gruppe Weimar
Length 8 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Seoul Family Film Fest 2008, Istanbul Children's Film Fest 2008, Shorts at Moonlight 2008, Schlingel Chemnitz 2008, Bamberg 2009
Awards Best Short Film Schlingel 2008

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