Private Project


An emotionally stunted, middle-aged man enters a group dramatherapy session. He must move beyond his comfort zone in order to face trauma hidden deep within his psyche.

  • Philip Monberg Pfeiffer
  • Philip Monberg Pfeiffer
  • Erling Folker
    Executive Producer
  • Philip Monberg Pfeiffer
  • Guy Trevellyan
    This Time Away, The Guard
  • Irina Andronic
  • K.C. Flanagan
    Key Cast
    "Alan "
  • Penelope Dudley
    Key Cast
    "The Teacher "
  • Lamb Bennett
    Key Cast
    "The Woman"
  • Henry Collie
    Key Cast
    "The Man "
    Lancaster Skies
  • Eduardo Fuica
    Director of Photography
  • Sam Redfearn
    1st Assistant Director
  • Val de Mar
  • Thiago Melo
    Steadicam Operators
  • Tommaso Colelli
    Steadicam Operators
  • Mickey Vissers
  • Andrea Cremonini
    Sound Recordist
  • Richard Taylor
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Kyle Pickford
    Boom Operators
  • Cathy Mariott-Brown
    Boom Operators
  • Erik Pfeiffer, Tina Monberg, Cecilia Monberg Pfeiffer
    Tak Til
  • Dariusz Steiness
    Tak Til
  • Dirch Moller
    Tak Til
  • Toby B. Hjort
    Tak Til
  • Jonas Grimas
    Tak Til
  • Ellen Maslin
    Tak Til
  • Thomas Monberg and Therese Monberg
    Tak Til
  • Margot McClane
    Supporting Artists
  • Channing Rider
    Supporting Artists
  • Louise Graham
    Supporting Artists
  • Albert Kueh
    Supporting Artists
  • Jun Noh
    Supporting Artists
  • James Albert George
    Supporting Artists
  • Lisa Ewens
    Supporting Artists
  • Kiri Standing
    Supporting Artists
  • Dawn Powell
    Supporting Artists
  • Cristian Brisbal
    Supporting Artists
  • Greg Timms
    Supporting Artists
  • Tessy Mazurenko
    Supporting Artists
  • Sara Granato
    Supporting Artists
  • Fabienne Iten
    Supporting Artists
  • AJ Greenwood
    Supporting Artists
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Distribution Information
  • Erling Film
    Country: United Kingdom
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Philip Monberg Pfeiffer

Philip Pfeiffer was adopted from South Korea and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark, arriving to the United Kingdom in 2017. He graduated from the MetFilm School with distinction, studying an MA in Directing.

Philip's main interest within film is using the medium to explore the human psyche, particularly in relation to emotional vulnerability and how individuals process trauma.

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Director Statement

The story of Dramatherapy began when Philip met a dramatherapist in London. Fascinated by this progressive, forward-thinking school of treatment, he began to research how performing arts are being used within the field of psychotherapy.

By engaging with psychological trauma through performance, certain patients are able to connect with deeply repressed trauma. Dramatherapy explores the mind of an individual suffering from grief, whose only way to heal lies in stepping outside the tight comfort zone that is keeping him from embracing his emotions. At first, he approaches the workshop with cynicism, but by engaging sincerely with the class and the people around him, he is able to put himself on a path to catharsis.