Private Project

Background Girl

Franka suffers from a shame phobia, feels judged by the looks of other people and prefers not to stand out, not to be the center of attention and to live her life as a girl in the background.
Today is the final exam to become a veterinarian, her long-held dream for a happy life because she feels comfortable and relaxed around animals.
Surprisingly the exam is oral, she has to step into the foregound, into the center of attention where her fear and panic lies. Franka faces this challenge with all her courage and the tools she has learned in therapy to overcome this final obstacle that stands between her and her happiness - and maybe even builds a first delicate social bridge in the process.

  • Martin König
    Director
  • Martin König
    Writer
  • Martin König
    Producer
  • Vanessa Most
    Key Cast
    "Franka Schonau"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Nicht ganz da
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 26, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Martin König

Born in poland he fled in the 80s with his family to Germany as a young child into a carefree middle-class life based on German work ethic. In 2015 he broke away and quit his secure job to pursue a career as a creative writer and director. After working on other films in positions ranging from set-runner to line-producer, he directed his short film debut "Background Girl - Nicht ganz da", which will premiere in 2021.

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