Calxophobia

EN: Helen suffers from a rare fear of chalk. One day she feels encroached by several chalk figures in Helsinki and decides to confront her fear. In the Amos Rex museum, she discovers the works of Keith Haring and adapts his style to her needs for catharsis.

DE: Helen leidet unter einer seltenen Angst vor Kreide. Eines Tages fühlt sie sich in Helsinki von mehreren Kreidefiguren angegriffen und beschließt, sich ihrer Angst zu stellen. Im Amos-Rex-Museum entdeckt sie die Werke von Keith Haring und passt seinen Stil an ihre Katharsis-Bedürfnisse an.

FI: Helen kärsii harvinaisesta liidun pelosta. Eräänä päivänä Helsingissä useat liituhahmot tunkeutuvat hänen elämäänsä ja hän päättää kohdata pelkonsa. Amos Rex -museossa hän löytää Keith Haringin töitä ja mukauttaa hänen tyyliään katarsistarpeisiinsa.

ES: Helen sufre de un raro miedo a la tiza. Un día se siente invadida por varias figuras de tiza en Helsinki y decide enfrentarse a su miedo. En el museo Amos Rex, descubre las obras de Keith Haring y adapta su estilo a sus necesidades de catarsis.

FR : Helen souffre d'une peur rare de la craie. Un jour, elle se sent envahie par plusieurs figures de craie à Helsinki et décide d'affronter sa peur. Au musée Amos Rex, elle découvre les œuvres de Keith Haring et adapte son style à ses besoins de catharsis.

  • Dave Lojek
    Director
    172 films, 225 awards, 1800 festival premiere screenings
  • John Alexander Fraser
    Writer
    9 screenplays were produced
  • Dave Lojek
    Producer
    172 films, 225 awards, 1800 festival premiere screenings
  • Eveliina Puustinen
    Key Cast
    "Helen"
    several short films
  • Benjamin Bouillé
    Cinematographer
  • Jonathan Moy de Vitry
    Drone Pilot and Operator
  • Mirko Rizzello
    Film Composer
    30+ film scores, over 666 film festival premieres of his soundtracks
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    miniature, drama, art, moodfilm, elegy, catharsis, overcoming fear
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 28, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    No Dialogue
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • APEIRON FILMS
    Distributor
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dave Lojek

Dave Lojek loves filmmaking and belongs to the most prolific and most often selected directors with over 1782 screenings of his distributions at international film festivals worldwide. His favorite genres are comedy, parody, fantasy, romance, poetry, art and experiment. Dave also directs documentaries, dramas, portraits, sci-fi, and music videos. His works and distributions won 225 film awards. Dave Lojek graduated with an MA in English / American and Cultural Studies from Humboldt-University in his hometown Berlin.
In terms of content and style, Dave's poetic films are about magic, love, death, friendship, loneliness, artists, oddities, escapism, mythology and the everyday. Based on the Homo-Ludens-principle, Dave clearly focuses his often-cheerful work on the universal and timeless. His motivation for filmmaking is intrinsic.
As independent producer, Dave created 178 movies in 26 cities in 12 European countries by 2022. Mr. Lojek hosts monthly open cinema screenings in Germany’s oldest cinema Moviemento and annual film workshops called KinoKabarets with his initiative KinoBerlino. Dave works as film distributor and president of a Film Association. The productions of APEIRON FILMS and KinoBerlino have been broadcast weekly since 2008 (ca. 11.982 times) on German TV and viewed online over 2 million times.

Selected Filmography of Dave Lojek

2022: CALXOPHOBIA
2021: FUCHS & PINGUIN
2020: OCCURRENCES OF QUESTIONABLE SIGNIFICANCE
2018: I CAME FROM THE FUTURE • SNITCH • THE LAST SUPPER • KEEPER
2017: ARACHNE
2016: SAMA SŁODYCZ • DAS SPRICHWÖRTLICHE GLÜCK • REFUGEE POETRY
2015: FRUWAJĄCA FORTUNA • KINSKISCHRAUBE
2014: THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK • FILM KITCHEN
2013: HEK TICK TACK • PSYCHIC SUE • PARADISE BEACH • FOCUS POCUS
2012: TWO TOO ODD • MADEMOISELLE NIMSI • SICK CITY
2011: TRUST • BELIEVE • METEORITES
2010: DER MIETER • PERSPECTIVE • MARIES STIMME • FLUSSAUFWÄRTS
2009: KIT & SUKA • MUSE • SERENDIPITY • INDECISION
2008: ROFL • ANGELS • PHOBIEN
2007: PROJEKTION • EVERMORE • FUTILITY • PELT PEOPLE
2006: PARLANDO
2005: DYSFUNCTION
1998-2000: SELBST UND FREMDBILDER IN DER WERBUNG Teil 1-3

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