Endless Shades

ENDLESS SHADES is a short film that is focusing on embracing our own uniqueness and imperfections. The narrative follows our mid-20 year old female protagonist and artistically audio-visualizes mental health issues that we are all continuously surrounded by.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Directed & Written by René Rodlauer

Cast: Nadja Lengyel

Production: CRACK
Executive Producer: Andres Gomez, Luis Rojas, Hugo Latorre, René Rodlauer
Producer: Hugo Latorre
Co-Producer: Nicolás Sola

Director of Photography: Nicolás Sola
DOP Representation: Bite Management
AC: Sebastián García Montenegro
Gaffer: Mariana Janeiro
Electrician: Nicolau Álvarez

Art Director: Diana Boier
Stylist: Juan Camilo Rodríguez
H&M: Allison Caranton

Editor: Marios Glöckner
Colorist: Nico Wieseneder
VFX: Boril Stefanov

Original Soundtrack: Christian Heschl
Sounddesign, Mix & V.O. Recording: Gerald Hartwagner
Recording Studio: Soundschmiede

Still Photography: Mafe Espitia
Font & Graphics: Michael Teissl

Special thanks to Mafe Espitia, Lucúos R. Mejia, Kristiana Zaula, DigiRental Wien, Napalm Rental

The story behind the film

A lot of my close friends struggle with their mental health and the secluded times we live in enhance their feeling, so it didn’t take long for me to work on a project that covers parts of this issue that many people are suffering from and not a lot of people are speaking about.

As someone who works in the commercial field a lot, especially the urge for beauty is something that can be frightening. Mostly young women are suffering from it and thankfully a few brands in the field of beauty and fashion are targeting the topic. Still, a lot has to be done until we live in (kind of) toxic free world.

Endless Shades celebrates the fact that we all can come over the hard times we face – even if we are on our own, even if we hate to look in the mirror everyday, we just have to find the beauty in ourselves as everyone of us is beautiful. Endless Shades should make people aware and talk about the topic of mental health, especially for young and people who grow up.


Genre: Drama / Essay
Country: Spain
Language: English
Length in minutes: 2
YEAR: 2022