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Musically talented but socially handicapped Henry is sent to a private boarding school. Unexpectedly, he discovers his fascination for the pipe organ. Gradually, he develops an affection for the instrument which also offers him refuge from the bullying of his fellow pupils. His teacher recognizes his talent. Her increasing interest for Henry, however, only makes the situation worse with his roommates who do everything in their power to make his life a living hell, particularly Erik, with whom he becomes embroiled in a bitter competition …

Philipp Fussenegger is an Austrian director, scriptwriter, producer, and photographer. Fussenegger grew up in a remote valley in the Austrian alps. Having concluded his schooling, he went on to study classical piano music, and later to commence a career as a photographer and copywriter in the advertisement industry. In 2010 he received his Bachelor of Arts in Directing studies, and completed his studies at the renowned Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with HENRY, which premiered at the 49th Hof International Film Festival. The film was shown at numerous other international festivals such as in Athens, Montreal, and France, before being nominated for the production award at the 5th International student Film Festival Sehsüchte. In 2016 HENRY was awarded the prestigious German First Steps Award in the category Best Mid-Length Film. HENRY was also nominated for the Austrian Film Award. In 2016 Fussenegger wrote, produced and directed a pilot episode for the black comedy TV-series DIE SKILEHRER.
Genre Drama, Music
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Philipp Fussenegger
Screenplay Philipp Fussenegger, Constanze Klaue
Cinematography Dino Osmanovic
Cast Nino Böhlau, Lukas Till Berglund, Julia Hummer
Producer Lisa Thalhammer
Production Company Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM), in co-production with FunFairFilms
Length 53 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2015, Montreal World 2016
Awards First Steps Award 2016 (Mid-Length Film)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Land Salzburg, Land Niederösterreich, Land Voralberg

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