The Hitchhiker - Short Film

Luke was an outstanding student with a promising future in the business world, but it all ended with his fateful death in a car crash. After more than 25 years in pursuit of his deceased brother's dream, Mark Seymore has lost the joy of life and it is reflected in his marriage to Sally. The Hitchhiker is a story about a person who seems to have it all, but appearances can be deceiving and deep inside, Mark knows that things can’t continue the way they have, but what will it take for him to change?

  • Fivaz Buys
  • Ignacio Moncayo
  • Fivaz Buys
  • Ignacio Moncayo
  • Stefan Tesar
  • FilmFreaks Movie Productions
  • J. David Hinze
    Key Cast
    Crossing Over
  • Manuel Frederick
    Key Cast
    Faith, Soko 5113
  • Hanna Schlau
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Troska
    Key Cast
  • Marc Sieder
    Key Cast
  • Sandro and Felix Mazzei
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 15, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Germany
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 35mm, Canon d5mkII
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  • Kino-Ich International Film Festival
    Villahermosa, Mexico
    November 12, 2014
    Central American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Berlin Short Film Festival
    Berlin, Germany
    July 5, 2015
    Germany Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Cannes, France
    September 4, 2015
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • CLIFF2015 International Film Festival
    Ontario, Canada
    September 26, 2015
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Fivaz Buys, Ignacio Moncayo

Director’s Bio
Fivaz Buys’ ongoing passion for films and filmmaking has been evident since a very young age. He studied Electronics Engineering in South Africa, but never left his camera unused for long periods of time. A world traveler at heart, he has documented his journeys with countless pictures and videos, that he would then make into Travel videos. He also gained much of his video camera operating skills from filming seminars and interviews, and gained more experience in editing the footage thereafter.

Ignacio Moncayo was born in Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain) and currently resides in Munich, Germany. He works as an Electronics Engineer at a renowned Aerospace company. Film making is one of his big passions and he has been engaged in several short films in the roles of director, scriptwriter, actor, cameraman, lighting technician and boom operator.

In 2012, Ignacio and Fivaz joined a small group of film enthusiasts, who call themselves “FilmFreaks”. The group was formed shortly after they finished a film course at the VHS in Munich. They made a short film during the course and enjoyed it so much, that they decided to continue making films and other video-based projects. The FilmFreaks continues to delve deeper into the realm of short-form storytelling and have been part of yet another short film project, to be released in summer 2015.

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Director Statement

The Hitchhiker - Short Film came to “life”, when Fivaz Buys and Ignacio Moncayo decided to produce a short film aimed at Film Festival screenings worldwide.