The Realization

On a cold winter day, the nun MARIE (23), sees RICK (25) how he chops wood in the court yard of the convent. Marie realizes that Rick is very attractive.

A few weeks later, in the forest near the nunnery, Marie comes across Rick.

What happens next, the realization.

  • Claudia Christen
  • Sandro Bizozzero
  • Claudia Christen
  • Sandro Bizozzero (Script Collaboration)
  • Clemens Walz (Script Collaboration)
  • Sandra Moser (Script Collaboration)
  • Claudia Christen
  • Patricia Müller
    Key Cast
  • Joscha Schönhaus
    Key Cast
  • Kenn Lowy
  • Clemens Walz
  • Claudia Christen
    Director of Photography
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Das Bekenntnis
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Claudia Christen, Sandro Bizozzero

Growing up in Switzerland, her bedroom facing the Alps, Claudia Christen's eye was drawn early to open spaces, to their spirit and light. She began her design education at the School of Visual Arts in Biel, Switzerland focusing on projects that explored how societies used and abused their environments, documenting the art and absurdity that resulted.

Moving to America in 1996, Christen saw a world where landscapes were often disturbingly altered. She began photographing these vast commercial spaces, quickly constructed to satisfy daily needs, but drained of any spirit or history. While working as a designer and photographer for top firms in New York and San Francisco, including Smart Design and the architect Aldo Rossi, she continued to seek out and document these massive social artifacts - from the aging New Jersey ocean ports and Coney Island shore to the commercial deserts of Middle America.

In 2004, after graduating from the International Center of Photography's program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism, Christen began freelance work on major design and advertising campaigns for clients including Hewlett-Packard and the new identity for the Taxis of New York. She also designed and edited photography books by Thomas Dworzak, Andrew Lichtenstein and Christopher Morris (My America, 2007 ICP Infinity Award winner).

Recently, she completed her studies in film, receiving a certificate from the School of Visual Arts Bern/Biel, Switzerland. She continues to focus on photography as well as in film as director of photography. She splits her time between New York and Switzerland.

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