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PERIWIG MAKER, THE (PERÜCKENMACHER, DER)

PERIWIG MAKER, THE
Scene from THE PERIWIG MAKER

In medieval plague-infested London, a man seals himself off from the world to escape the danger of infection. When an ill little girl seeks his help, his life is turned upside down.


Steffen Schaeffler , born in 1968 in Trier, studied Photography and worked as an assistant and animator for animation studios in Munich and London. He then studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. His films include: Deus (short, 1996), Der Deutsche Film (documentary, 1999), and The Periwig Maker (Der Perueckenmacher, short, 1999).
Genre Animation
Category Short
Year of Production 1999
Director Steffen Schaeffler
Screenplay Steffen Schaeffler, Annette Schaeffler
Cinematography Malcolm Hadley
Producer Annette Schaeffler
Production Company Ideal Standard/Berlin
Length 15 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Clermont-Ferrand 2000, Porto 2000, Singapore 2000, Aspen 2000, Annecy 2000, Seattle 2000, Los Angeles 2000, Uppsala 2000, Kiev 2000
Awards Best Short Porto 2000, Special Recognition for Excellence Aspen 2000, Best Animation Los Angeles 2000, IFILM Short Film Award Seattle 2000, Best Short: Childrens' Jury Annecy 2000
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor Prokino Filmverleih/Munich