Gartenfiend (Garden Fiend)
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Short film from Germany, 15 minutes
German with English subtitles
Screens Friday, February 27, 2015
Screening Block 1: 12pm-3:15pm
Directed by Julia Walter
Produced by Tobias M. Huber, Helena Hufnagel, Severin Höhne, Nina Kammermeier and Jette Volland
Garden plot tyrant Gerti (Monika Baumgartner) can’t believe her eyes; her young teenage granddaughter Merci (Nadja Sabersky) is falling for the much older Berlin-bred Simon (Joshua Grothe), the hipster-hottie who recently started chilling in the neighbouring garden – often topless! This has to stop and Gerti decides that drastic measures must be taken to get rid of him.
About the Director
Julia Walter studied literature and philosophy while working as an assistant director and interning at a number of film production companies. It was not long until she began studying to be a Director at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF). Since, Julia’s short films have been invited to multiple film festivals all over the world and received several awards. Julia’s short film Job Interview won Best Student Film at the 2014 Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival.