The Back Room

Black Screen. A door opens. Light from the inside illuminates the silhouette of a man. He enters an empty, run-down room with yellowed wallpaper. The view outside the single window reveals a sparse tree in front of a desolate city. Suddenly the door closes shut barring the only way out. This short film is the most ambitious work by Mirjam Baker and Michael Kren to date. It is a stop motion puppet animation telling a story about the attempt to come to terms with a situation and the liberation from it. The Back Room is the short film version of the music video to the song Galaxy written by Ben Martin and performed by I AM CEREALS.

Orig. Title
The Back Room
Year
2011
Country
Austria
Duration
5 min 55 sec
Category
Animation
Orig. Language
no dialogue
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The Back Room (Image)
The Back Room (Image)
The Back Room (Image)
Credits
Director
Michael Kren, Mirjam Baker
Concept & Realization
Mirjam Baker, Michael Kren
Sound Design
Matthias Ermert
Colour Correction
Ralf Woltron
Special Effects
Christian Waldhofer
Actor/Actress
Manuel Wagner
Costumes
Julian Cech
Model building
Mirjam Baker, Michael Ammer, Wuli Pawlat, Michael Kren
Production Manager
Jodok Böhm
Supported by
bm:ukk
Available Formats
Digital File (prores, h264) (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
stereo
Frame Rate
25 fps
Color Format
colour
Festivals (Selection)
2011
Wien - One Day Animation Festival
2012
Wien - Tricky Women / Animationsfilmfestival
Hiroshima - Int. Animation Festival
Sao Paulo / Rio de Janeiro - Anima Mundi Animation Film Festival
Annecy - Festival Int. du Cinema d'Animation
Seoul - SICAF
Valladolid International Film Festival
Wiesbaden - exground on screen
Limassol - Cyrus Int. Short Film Festival
Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
2013
Stuttgart - Filmwinter, Expanded Media Festival
Teheran – Int. Animation Film Festival
Shenzen - Kingbonn Media Festival Republic China
Milano Aiace - Invideo