"Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films are just more honest about that than others."
Daniel Raboldt is a german writer / director who was born in Berlin in 1978 and grew up in Celle, Germany. He studied philosophy and German literature at Cologne University while already shooting short films. Nowadays he makes a living as a writer, director, VFX artist and film lecturer in Duesseldorf, Germany. He won several international prizes for his shortfilms and the web series "TubeHeads".
"A Living Dog" is his first feature film, that he and and producer Thorsten Franzen completely financed with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.
WINNER: Best SciFi Thriller & Best Supporting Actress (Siri Nase)
A Living Dog
Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival
Miami, Florida
2020
Official Selection
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Phoenix Film Festival
Phoenix, Arizona
2020
WINNER: Best SciFi Fantasy Film / Nominated: Best Feature Film, Best Actor (Stefan Ebel) & Best Actress (Siri Nase)
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New Renaissance Filmfestival
Amsterdam
2020
WINNER: Best Special Effects
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Moody Crab Film Fest
Moga
2020
Nominated: Best Feature Film 2020 & Best Director (Daniel Raboldt)
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SNOWDANCE Independent Film Festival
Landsberg am Lech
2020
MOP-Watchlist
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Filmfestival MAX OPHÜLS Preis
Saarbrücken
2020
WINNER: Best Cinematography, Nominated: Outstanding German Contribution
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Berlin SciFi Filmfest
Berlin
2019
Nominated: Best Sci-Fi Feature Film 2019 & Best Sound Design
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Sci-Fi, Terror and Fantasy Film Festival
Bogotá
2019
WINNER: Best Sci-Fi Feature Film 2019
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Dreamers of Dreams Festival
London
2019
Official Selection
A Living Dog
Morbido Merida
Yucatan
2019
Official Selection
A Living Dog
Morbido Film Fest
Mexico City
2019
Official Selection
A Living Dog
Wasteland Filmfestival
Mojave Desert, California
2019
WINNER: Georges-Méliès-Award for Best Visual Effects
A Living Dog
SciFi Film Festival
Sydney
2019
Winner: Best Documentary
In the back of history - The lost villages of Masuria
Polish International Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Best SciFi Film
The Molecular Biologist
Armageddon Filmfestival
Christchurch
2016
College
Albertus-Magnus-University Cologne
Philosophy
19992007
Birth Date
October 5, 1978
Birth City
Berlin
Current City
Düsseldorf
Gender
Male
"Realism is a form of hypocrisy. We are telling stories that take place in simulated worlds. Genre films are just more honest about that than others."