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EXTERNAL WORLD, THE

EXTERNAL WORLD, THE
Scene from THE EXTERNAL WORLD (photo © DOR)

A boy learns to play the piano in a universe of absurdity.
Genre Comedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director David OReilly
Screenplay Vernon Chatman, David OReilly
David OReilly
Bram Meindersma
Animation Max Stöhr, Jim Levasseur, Tobias von Burkersroda
Producers David OReilly, Henning Kamm
Voices Hanayo Nakajima, Tenko Nakajima, Christopher Kline, Adam Buxton, Pearl Brilmyer, Julian Barratt
Production Companies DETAiLFILM, DOR/Berlin
Runtime 15 min
Format b&w, color
Language
 English
Festivals Venice 2010 (Orizzonti Competition), Curtacinema Rio de Janeiro 2010, International Short Film Festival Winterthur 2010, Cork 2010, Flickerfest 2011, Clermont-Ferrand 2011 (Lab Competition), Sundance 2011, Rotterdam 2011, Tampere 2011, BAFICI 2011, Hong Kong 2011, Planete Doc Warsaw 2011, CFC Toronto 2011, Cracow 2011, Vila do Conde 2011, Jerusalem 2011, Guanajuato 2011, Anima Mundi Sao Paulo 2011, Guanajuato Film Festival 2011, International Short Film Festival Sao Paulo 2011, Encounters Bristol 2011, Sapporo 2011, Uppsala 2011, Alcine Alcalá de Henares 2011, Animatou Geneva 2012, Vienna Independent Shorts 2013, Tampere 2015, Ljubljana 2016, Nijmegen 2018, Clermont-Ferrand 2020
Awards EFA Award Venice 2010, Best Experimental Short Curtacinema Rio de Janeiro 2010, Grand Prize Winterthur 2010, Special Mentions of the International & National Jury Cork 2010, Young Jury Award-Best Short Gijon 2010, Best Animation Flickerfest 2011, Best Animation Tampere 2011, Best Animated Short Guanajuato 2011, Best Contemporary/Experimental Film & Best Sound Awards Sapporo 2011

With backing from German Federal Film Board, BKM

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