The Happiest Man On Earth

The unsuccessful filmmaker Sebastian meets the real estate agent Kai who makes him an offer. Sebastian finds himself in a dilemma that could not be any older: Money or soul?

  • David Garzón Bardua
    Director
  • Nadežda Fedorova
    Director
    Echtzeit (2019), Daydream (2020)
  • David Garzón Bardua
    Writer
  • Neit Pazos
    Writer
  • David Garzón Bardua
    Producer
  • Neit Pazos
    Producer
  • Arash Marandi
    Key Cast
    "Sebastian"
    A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Luciérnagas, Teheran Tabu
  • David Garzón Bardua
    Key Cast
    "Kai"
    Hager, Naomis Reise
  • Amélina Limousin
    Key Cast
    "Lulu"
  • Maïmouna Coulibaly
    Key Cast
    "Marion"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Der Glücklichste Mensch der Welt
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    French, German
  • Shooting Format:
    DCI-Standard, Stereo
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1:1,85
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - David Garzón Bardua, Nadežda Fedorova

David Garzón Bardua was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. First he studied cultural studies and then went into acting. "The Happiest Man On Earth" is his first film as director and screenwriter. David Garzón Bardua lives and works in Berlin.

Nadežda Fedorova was born in Riga, Latvia, and studied film and literature at the FU Berlin."Echtzeit" (2019) was her first film and screened in the short film competition of the Achtung Berlin Film Festival 2019. "The Happiest Man On Earth" is her third film as director. Nadežda Fedorova lives and works in Berlin.

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Director Statement

Berlin. In the city, worlds collide. Real estate agents gamble, others worry about how to get a roof over their heads. Everyone knows the dilemma. This friction within society is explosive and was the impetus for making this short film. The challenge was to approach this topic at the same time with a certain lightness. Because wherever conflicts arise, opportunities for human rapprochement also develop.

Dear Achtung Berlin Crew!

Our film is still in post-production. Editing is finished but the sound design and colour grading are still missing. These processes are already in progress! I ask for your understanding.

Kind regards
David Garzón Bardua