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Tesoro - The Treasure Hunt

Two geocaching enthusiasts who stumble across half of a treasure map embark on an adventure to process the loss of a close friend.

  • Patrick Büchting
  • Roman Ulnyrov
  • Elias Heinel
    Film Editor
  • Lino Jednat
    Music Composer
  • Jana Münster
    Key Cast
    Hanni und Nanni
  • Lennart König
    Key Cast
    Schloss Einstein
  • Eugen Tarasov
    Key Cast
    Das Boot
  • Patrick Büchting
  • Anna Lena Höhne
  • Charlotte Paulsen
  • Anna Lena Höhne
    1. Assistant Director (1. AD)
  • Marius Kast
  • Marieke Czogalla
    Sound Designer
  • Jorin Gundler
    Sound Recorder
  • Natalie Schöffel
    Make Up Artist
  • Lavinia Moroff
    Costume Designer
  • Luca Silberg
  • Benedikt Tihon
    Cinematic Love Story
  • Louis Vogt
    VFX Artists
  • Justus Schmidt
    VFX Artists
  • Simon Hauck
    VFX Artists
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tesoro - Die Schatzsuche
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    26 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    11,000 EUR
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  • Country of Filming:
    Germany, Italy, Spain
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  • Your film festival could be the World Premiere of the film. We have no film screening in sight, yet. (August 2020)
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Director Biography - Patrick Büchting

Patrick Büchting is a director and producer newcomer from Germany, based near Frankfurt am Main. If not producing or directing himself, he is often the 1. or 2. assistant director on filmsets all over Germany.

2012-2013 “Video Film and Television” in Vancouver, Canada
2015-2019 “Motion Pictures” B.A., Hochschule Darmstadt
since 2019 “Leadership in Creative Industries” M.A., Hochschule Darmstadt

"Tesoro - The Treasure Hunt" is his final film of the B.A. program "Motion Pictures".

2015 Die Klausur
2018 Cinematic Love Story
2019 Party Busters
2020 Tesoro - Die Schatzsuche

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Director Statement

This is the first movie made by film students, where the director has demanded from the cast and crew to stay and live on a sailing yacht for two weeks, to sail to most of the film's iconic locations using windpower only, and to not return, before the job is done.

We have filmed on multiple different islands, shot scenes on the vast ocean, hung from cliffs and basically lived the adventure, which is portayed in the movie. This is why everything looks so real!

This movie is Patrick Büchting's final film for film school. He finished his bachelor thesis while he was still 20 years old, making him probably the youngest film school graduate of Germany.