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A semi-autobiographical coming-of-age short film about a dreamy child escaping into his own world and a young man facing the end of his teenage hood.

  • Alex Lazarov
    Director
  • Alex Lazarov
    Writer
  • Alex Lazarov
    Producer
  • Damyan Andreev
    Key Cast
    "A (Teenager)"
  • Moritz Durst
    Key Cast
    "A (Child)"
  • Patricia Avram
    Key Cast
    "Stella"
  • Pascal Buchsbaum
    Key Cast
    "Johnny"
  • Irina Alma
    Key Cast
    "Mall Girl #1"
  • Carine El Bitar
    Key Cast
    "Mall Girl #2"
  • Elisa Ferstl
    Key Cast
    "Mall Girl #3"
  • Camillo Manurung
    Key Cast
    "Skater Boy #1"
  • Mohamed Hamrour
    Key Cast
    "Skater Boy #2"
  • Stefan Krenn
    Cinematographer
  • Clemens Hillinger
    Gaffer
  • Johannes Kollmann
    Sound Recording & Mix
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Coming of Age
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Austria
  • Country of Filming:
    Austria
  • Language:
    German
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Alex Lazarov

I grew up in the golden age of the internet. During high school I started making film reviews on YouTube. As my online audience grew, I skipped class to visit press screenings and study filmmaking.

I shot my first short films at 14 years old and immediately got accepted into film festivals. Over the next years I won different awards, realized my first client projects and accumulated over half a million YouTube views.

In 2020 I started offering my video production skills to artists, brands & businesses as my full time occupation.

A highly personal approach, efficient production and never-seen-before results are what I count as my trademarks.

Currently, I’m working as a freelancer in Vienna, Austria.

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