ZIMZUM - The English Subtitled Version

The loner Jorde Ensov is drawing mysterious "plans" in a book. As one day he disappears without a trace myths and legends spring up like mushrooums about his alleged plans, his creations and his whereabouts...

  • Stefan Zeiler
    Director
    Director
  • Stefan Zeiler
    Writer
    Writer
  • Stefan Zeiler
    Producer
    Producer
  • Edmund Telgenkämper
    Key Cast
    Narrator (voice)
  • Oliver Mallison
    Key Cast
    Teacher (voice)
  • Kristof van Boven
    Key Cast
    Jorde (voice)
  • Rika Beisenherz
    Key Cast
    mask, location, camera assistent
  • Alexander melach
    Key Cast
    camera, camera rental
  • Alison Moffat
    Key Cast
    translation
  • Stefan Zeiler
    Key Cast
    camera, edit, graphic design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ZIMZUM
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 7 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 31, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria, Iceland
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Stefan Zeiler

Stefan Zeiler

biography:
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, Boulogne-Billancourt (Mime Corporel)
1983-84 staff member at Theater Brett/Vienna
1984 stage director of a street theatre production, Olten/Swizzerland
1985-91 studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich,
painting class professor Jürgen Reipka, diploma
1987-92 scholarships in Italy, Greece and Germany

teacher for painting at ATELIERPROJEKT, Munich (www.atelierprojekt.de)
exihibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany

since 2002 as well author, screenplay author and playwright

filmography:
- 2021 "Claude Lorrain in der Campagna Romana" (runtime: 7 min.)
realization, production; course material forAtelierprojekt e. V.
- 2018 "ACHTUNG FREILUFTMALEREI", documentary (runtime: 12 min.)
realisation, production
- 2013-19 „ZIMZUM“, experimental feature (runtime: 128 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production
- 2014 „Schillers Locken - ein Exzerpt“, art video (runtime: 21 min.)
A Visualising of Friedrich Schiller´s essay:
"Die Ästhetische Erziehung des Menschen".
concept, production; premiere: Domagktage 2014, Munich
- 2009-15 „MONOLOG“, experimental feature (runtime: 180 min.)
direction, screenplay, camera, edit, production; (in postproduction)
- 2008 „Jan und Jandl oder Aus dem wirklichen Leben“, feature (runtime: 64 Min.)
direction, screenplay, production; premiere: Weimar, lesarten 2009

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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 creation and illusion.
"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. This film didn´t yet had a world premiere.