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Der Einzelgänger Jorde Ensov zeichnet rätselhafte Pläne in ein Buch. Als er spurlos verschwindet, bildet sich um ihn ein Mythos. Ein Lehrer behauptet, Jorde hätte vor seinem Verschwinden eine Welt geplant und sogar erschaffen. Er gibt vor, Jorde in Visionen vor sich zu sehen und Einblick in sein angebliches Schaffen zu haben. Als der Lehrer seine Fähigkeit der visionären Sicht verliert, erklärt er die Welt Jorde Ensovs für gescheitert und Jorde selbst für einen Irrtum, ein Hirngespinst ...

Narrator (last chapter): "They say that a shepherd in the highlands saw a ghost. It must have lost its way; it was going round in circles, like a lost sheep. Jorde is alive. Jorde exists. He has not vanished from the world simply because he has disappeared. He is somewhere out there in the cold, the cold that comes to us from the North Pole and appears to be staying for a while – although it’s mid-August. Strange, because the weather here usually changes every few minutes..."

  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Stefan Zeiler
  • Edmund Telgenkämper
    Key Cast
  • Alexander Melach, Philipp Ramspeck
    Key Cast
  • Peter Lang, Hedwig Rochell
    Key Cast
  • Alison Moffat
    Key Cast
  • Rika Beisenherz
    Key Cast
    Camera Assistant, Location Scout
  • Saevar Karl
    Key Cast
  • Stefan Zeiler
    Key Cast
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    Experimental, Feature
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    2 hours 8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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    Austria, Iceland
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Director Biography - Stefan Zeiler

1959 born in Klosterneuburg, Austria
1977/78 trainship at Continentalfilm/Vienna
1978 theatre workshops with Pierre Byland (Swizzerland), Philip Gaulier (France), Franz Josef Bogner (Germany), Nika Brettschneider (Austria)
1979-82 Ecole Etienne Decroux (Mime Corporel), France
1983-84 staff member at Theater Brett/Vienna
1984 stage director of a street theatre production in Olten/Swizzerland
1985-91 Academy of Fine Arts Munich, class Prof. Reipka, diploma
1987-92 scholarships in Italy, Greece and Germany
since 2000 teacher for painting and drawing at ATELIERPROJEKT, Munich (

since 2002 as well author, screenplay author and playwright
exihibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany

- 2016 „ZIMZUM“, experimental feature (length: 128 min.),
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production
- 2014 „Schillers Locken - ein Exzerpt“, art video (length: 21 min.),
based on "Die Ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen" by F. Schiller;
concept, production; premiere: Domagktage 2014, Munich
- 2009-15 „MONOLOG“, experimental feature (length: 180 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production;
(in postproduction)
- 2008 „Jan und Jandl oder Aus dem wirklichen Leben“,
feature (length: 64 Min.), direction, screenplay, production;
premiere: Weimar, lesarten 2009

(photo of Stefan Zeiler by Katharina Wächter-Jugel)

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Director Statement

ZIMZUM is a no budget project positioned between art video and experimental feature. An appearently simple but multi-layered story, told by an invisible narrator voice-over, takes viewers on a complex trip in the literal sense: in the middle inside into metayphysic landscapes and thus in a world of illusion and creation.
ZIMZUM (The English subtitled version) is an independent artwork with a precisely composed lettering design. It´s artistic message differs, in some extent, significantly from the non subtitled version. According to the director it is meant to be the final version. It can be streamed separately on Filmfreeway.