Arcanum

Anna, a Medium in the middle of twenty wants to play a dangerous game. She meets Eric Ulf, a shady trader of less common curiosities. She gets a Tarot-Deck with special characteristics and Eric dedicates Anna to the rules of an ancient ritual. He warns her, however, not to stand up before she has finished the ritual. Anna takes the box with the cards and goes on the way to perform the ritual. She sits down at a table. A pentagram is inserted into the table. She opens the box, takes the cards and counts them. She notes that a few cards are missing, but continues with the ritual. Anna draws six cards and places them in front of her. Every time she reveals a card she experiences visions and premonitions, around Anna the creatures on the cards seem to wake up to life. After she reveals the last card, they move by themselves to the top of the pentagram and the pentagram itself fills with blood. Suddenly the hanged man emerges next to her and she is terrified so that she jumps from her chair. The hanged man pushes her to the wall and leaves only from her as the queen of disks emerges from the shadow. Finally the demons overwhelm Anna and make her one of theirs. In the meantime, Eric Ulf has found a new victim for his card game. Before Eric lies the card game, the top card is the princess of disks, the picture on the card shows Anna.

  • Andreas Berger
    Director
    LAN of the Dead
  • Andreas Berger
    Writer
  • Andreas Berger
    Producer
  • Anita Berger
    Producer
  • Rudolf Berger
    Producer
  • Anna Pretterer
    Key Cast
  • Dominik Habe
    Key Cast
  • Stephan Hofer
    Key Cast
  • Simone Hauber
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Polic
    Special Effects
  • Kathrin Berger
    Special Make up Artist
  • Dominik Habe
    VFX
  • Kathrin Berger
    Wardrobe
  • Andreas Berger
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Best Shorts Competition 2017
    La Jolla
    United States
    July 3, 2017
    American Premiere
  • Best Shorts Competition 2017
    La Jolla
    United States
    July 3, 2017
    American Premiere
    Award of Merit
  • Los Angeles Independet Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 10, 2017
    Best Horror Short
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 29, 2017
    Best Cinematography
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    July 29, 2017
    Best First Time Filmmaker
Director Biography - Andreas Berger

Born on 17th of May 1982 in Styria/Austria.
Finished school in 1998 and makes an aducation in the metal industry. Now working as a Manager in a worldwide successful, Austrian Company.

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Director Statement

After a view smaller Projects me and my Team want to share our stories with the whole world. We all like telling stories that are new and innovative. So lean back and enjoy.