EXILE is not a time. It’s not a place. It’s an experience. Our experimental short film explores the trauma of getting lost in an unfamiliar world.
Credits / Collaborators / Cast
HE – Freddy Houndekindo
SHE – Linda Onwuegbuzie (Agency: bruederchenundschwesterchen.com)
WRITTEN & DIRECTED – Sylvia Borges (sylviaborges.com)
DOP – Max Hüttermann (maxhuettermann.de)
EDITING – Sylvia Borges & Max Hüttermann
SOUNDDESIGN – Moritz Minhöfer (moritzminhoefer.de)
MAKEUP ARTIST – Monika Michalik (monika-michalik.com)
ASSITENT KAMERA – Nico Kastner
LIGHTING TECHNICIAN – Isabelle Vogel
VFX ARTIST – Philipp Scholz
COLORGRADING – Max Hüttermann
MUSIC – Weval, “Gimme Some”
The story behind the film
During the “refugee crisis” in the year 2016 I talked to many young African men who came to Germany in the hope to find a better future. Some did but some stranded in a state of isolation, regret and longing for home. It was hard for them to embrace new opportunities and be open for new relationships because they left behind everything they loved. Together with the dancer Freddy Houndekindo I wanted to explore this feeling of isolation and loss.