Things have not been easy for shy Leon (David Meier): He's an outsider at school, his football team keeps losing matches, his parents wouldn’t stop arguing and the worst is yet to come: The prom is coming closer and Leon still needs a date!
But then it happens: Leon's drawings start to influence his real life. He turns a sunny day into heavy rain by painting raindrops. He creates a paper jam in school by painting a defect school copier. And out of nowhere, his football team is successful against the leading team by a storybook-like bicycle-kick.
His new abilities come just in time, so that Leon can paint the girl of his dreams as his prom-date. However, the only pencil available is a magenta one, and so the girl gets her name: Magenta - though she prefers "Maggie". But Maggie (Johna Fontaine) does not become a real girl, but a talking drawing. And she has got a mind of her own. Soon Leon has to realize, that Maggie has her good sides, too: as a prompter during the unexpected Maths test at school or with her creative ideas to rub up Leon's parents' relationship.
But there is still one major problem: The prom is coming closer and Leon needs a date! Maggie tries to comfort Leon, but fails completely: They argue and driven by his anger, Leon insults Maggie: "You're just a drawing. You'll never understand me!". Deeply hurt, Maggie freezes instantly and wouldn’t talk to Leon anymore. Leon immediately regrets his words, but it is too late.
Leon doesn't bother having no date at prom. Much more, he suffers from losing Maggie. Suddenly, he's taken aside by a teacher which judges him: His manners are unrespectable; letting his date wait outside of the hall. Leon does not understand, but eventually takes a look at the paper - empty! He rushes outside only to find Maggie, who has become a real girl. The embrace each other happily and go to the prom together.

  • Max Körner
  • Nikola Zechmann
  • Max Körner
  • David Meier
    Key Cast
  • Johna Fontaine
    Key Cast
  • Eike Janetzko
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ...und einer zeichnet die Realität
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Internationale Grenzlandfilmtage Selb
    April 11, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Fünf-Seen-Festival
    July 31, 2015
  • Jufinale Oberfranken
    November 21, 2015
    Best Movie 2015
  • International Film Award Berlin
    Honorable Mention Award
  • JuFinale Bayern
    June 18, 2016
    Best Movie 2016
Director Biography - Max Körner

Max Koerner was born in Erlangen (Germany) 1991, grew up in Selb (Bavaria, Germany) and lives there up to now.
During his time at school Koerner discovered his passion for filmmaking and founded a working group movie. In four years time, the group produced two seasons of a series, two feature films and a school-news-magazine.
After his A levels Koerner moved to Munich to study "Directing Movies" at the Medienakademie München. During his studies, Koerner founded the movie production company Franconia Films and produced several experimental movies, documentaries and two feature films "Illuminas" and "Nur...", with which Koerner participated at film festivals for the first time (e.g. Int. Grenzlandfilmtage Selb).
After finishing his studies 2013, Koerner worked at Saxonia Media, Production "Schloss Einstein" in the PR. He produced several clips for the well-known child- & youth-television series, including interviews with actors, making-ofs and trailer.
Since mid 2015, Koerner produces a weekly news-magazine in his hometown Selb and organizes several movie-projects for youths. Currently he is working on some short movie projects, which will be realized in 2016.

Max Körner wurde 1991 in Erlangen geboren, wuchs im oberfränkischen Selb auf und ist seiner Heimat bis heute treu verbunden.
Während seiner Schulzeit entdeckte Körner seine Leidenschaft für Filme und gründete an seiner Schule eine Arbeitsgemeinschaft Film. Über vier Jahre entstanden unter seiner Leitung zwei Staffeln einer Serie, zwei Spielfilme und eine Schul-Nachrichtensendung.
Nach dem Abitur 2010 zog es Körner nach München, um dort an der Medienakademie Film - und Fernsehregie zu studieren. Noch während des Studiums gründete Körner die Filmproduktionsfirma Franconia Films und realisierte mehrere Experimentalclips, Dokumentationen sowie zwei Spielfilme "Illuminas" und "Nur...", mit denen Körner erstmals auf Filmfestivals (Int. Grenzlandfilmtage Selb) vertreten war.
Nach Abschluss seines Studiums 2013 arbeitete Körner bei der Saxonia Media, Produktion "Schloss Einstein" in der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Für die beliebte Kinder- und Jugendserie realisierte er mehrere Darsteller-Interviews, Backstage-Videos und Trailer.
Seit Mitte 2015 produziert Körner wöchentlich regionale Nachrichten aus seiner Heimatstadt Selb und realisiert mehrere Jugendfilmprojekte. Des weiteren arbeitet er an einigen Kurzfilmprojekten, die 2016 realisiert werden.

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2012 "Illuminas - Schatten der Vergangenheit"
2012 "Ein Tag ohne VISHAY"
2014 "Nur..."
2015 "... und einer zeichnet die Realität"