Fear of Flying

Short Film ©2017 / 12:30 minutes


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.



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 for the Acting Department at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in collaboration with the Departments of Screenwriting, Producing, Cinematography, and Editing