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SUNNY
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Hajo is 19 and a brand-new dad. Now, instead of kicking it with his friends, he takes care of his son. But Hajo is done changing diapers and playing mommy. He wants to work and make money. Hajo has a plan, but it involves putting his child at risk.


Barbara Ott was born in 1983. After spending time in New Zealand, she completed internships at numerous film production companies. From 2004-2006, she worked as a freelance director's assistant and stage props manager for numerous commercials as well as TV and feature films. She studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2006-2013 and graduated with SUNNY (2013). Her other films include: DER VERLORENE SOHN (2005), VOGEL.TOT (2009), and BEELZEBUB (2010).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story, Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Barbara Ott
Screenplay Barbara Ott
Cinematography Falko Lachmund
Cast Paula Kroh, Vincent Krüger
Producers Nicole Springstubbe, Simon Rühlemann
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in co-production with SWR, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE
Length 30 min
Format HD, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Petaluma 2013, Molodist Kiev 2013, Hof 2013, exground Wiesbaden 2013, Camerimage 2013, Lünen 2013, ZINEBI Bilbao 2013, Frontale 2013, Düsseldorf 2013, FILMZ Mainz 2013, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2013, Grand Off Warsaw 2013, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2014, Créteil 2014 (Short Film Competition), Regard sur le court métrage Saguenay/Quebec 2014, Festival du Cinéma de Brive 2014, Message to Man St. Petersburg 2014
Awards First Steps Award 2013, German Short Film Award 2013, Special Jury Mention for Vincent Krüger as Best Actor Molodist Kiev 2013; BildKunst Award Best Production Design Hof 2013, Gold Mikeldi Fiction Award Zinebi Bilbao 2013, Best Short Film & Audience Award Frontale 2013, Best Actor Grand Off Warsaw 2013, Best Newcomer Actor Saarbrücken 2014, Centaur Award Best Short Message to Man St. Petersburg 2014
With backing from Allianz Cultural Foundation, Caligari Prize of the Friends of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor KurzFilmAgentur/Hamburg

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