Fear of Flying

When two high school friends accidentally get locked in a swimming facility late at night, old injuries surface and unstable emotions lead to actions taken too far.


Short Film


12:30 minutes



Lara - Annalena Tielemann

Ellen - Amina Merai


Writer: Riccarda Schemann

Director: Katja Straub

Director of Photography: Leander Ott

Production Manager: Susanna Csik

Assistant Director: Stefanie Spachman

Editing: Anastasya Stolyarov

Sound Recording: David Neuhaus

Line Producer: Bea Kampel

Camera Assistant: Hannah Schwaiger

Gaffer: Anabelle Powilleit

Grip: Nadine Pape

MakeUp and Costume: Liesa Zilius

Sound Design: Iliya Gertman & David Neuhaus

Still Photographer: Leander Ott

Color Correction: Marc Lontzek



World Premiere at the Austin Film Festival, USA, 2017



Interdisciplinary project made during my work at the Filmuniversit√§t Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, for the Acting Department  in collaboration with the Departments of Screenwriting, Camera, and Editing.