Private Project


On a desert planet, two insufficient beings complete each other.
Their intimacy triggers a hyper civilized mercenary from another dimension.

  • Valle Doering
  • Valle Doering
  • Der Zaubernaut
  • Till Gombert
  • Yamuna Dirringer
  • Johanna Ziebritzki
    Key Cast
  • Carola Lingelbach
    Key Cast
  • Steffen Kern
    Key Cast
  • Elenya Bannert
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Surreal, Sci Fi
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, stereoscopic Mirror rig
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International 3D Festival
    December 13, 2016
    World Premiere
    Best 3D Short Live Action
  • 3D Courant, France
    October 13, 2017
    France Premiere
  • 3d Korea International Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    November 9, 2017
    Asian Premiere
    Grand Prize in Short Film
Director - Valle Doering
Director Statement

Dear ladies and gentlemen,
the submitted film is stereoscopic. To simplify watching it, the uploaded file contains 2 stereoscopic formats, resulting in a length twice as long (about 40min) as the actual movie.
The original duration is 20 min 41 sec.
Theses are the formats:

Anaglyph (red -cyan) - starting at 00: 00:00:00, for use with anaglyph glasses on any colour screen.
Side by side - starting at 00:20:45:00, for use with a stereoscopic screen.

Enjoy the film.
Der Zaubernaut

In an ash desert, two faceless beings, 'Arm' and 'Leg', start recognizing each other by trespassing body borders.
They reveal their petrified faces and move to an upright postition by supporting their incomplete bodies.
As they get closer, a hyper civilized mercenary gets triggered, seeking for them in various dimensions.
When he finally enters the ash desert, after stripping himself from technological support, Arm, Leg and the Mercenary are forced to face themselves and their relation to each other.

Being close to each other carries vulnerability - which form of intimacy truly fits love and mutuality?
How do things get blurry, when you are too close to them?

'Limb' deals with the images people impose to each others, treats intimacy and vulnerability as aspects of relationship in an abstract and surreal manner.
This silent short film creates an independent aesthetic by applying antique and modern film techniques, such as rear projection and digital stereoscopy.