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Guantanamo Baby

This is the great story of a hero baby. Trapped and imprisoned it is trying to avoid another portion of green spinach in the arms of its over-caressing mom, only hoping for the big escape!

Download the film files: pure (no subtitles, English narrator) 1080p: http://j.mp/baby_pure
with Spanish subtitles 1080p: http://j.mp/baby_ES
with English subtitles 1080p: http://j.mp/baby_EN
with German subtitles 1080p: http://j.mp/baby_DE
complete PRESS KIT 13 MB zip: http://bit.ly/baby_pr

  • Dieter Primig
    Director
    20 shorts & ads
  • Dieter Primig
    Writer
    20 shorts & ads
  • Dieter Primig
    Producer
    20 shorts and ads
  • Vera Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Colin Adams
    Key Cast
  • Florian Banicki
    Cinematographer
  • Gregor Stephani
    Editor
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Guantanamo Baby
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Kids, Mothers, Family, POV
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 51 film festivals
    see description
    many
    9 awards
Distribution Information
  • APEIRON FILMS
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dieter Primig

2005 – 2008 BA Media Produktion: University of Applied Sciences Salzburg, Austria
2008 – 2009 Junior Producer for Commercials: Kandoo Films, Los Angeles
2010 – 2011 VFX Project Manager Roland Emmerich’s „Anonymous“
2011 – 2013 Art Director for Commercials & Ads: United Visions, Berlin
2013 – now Freelance Director

FILMOGRAPHY
2009 • PAINT JOB • 8 min • Drama • Los Angeles • USA
2011 • VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE • Commercial • Berlin • Germany
2011 • SEAT IBL Concept Car • Reveal Film • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2011 • SEAT Mii • Image Film • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2011 • SEAT Ibiza Cupra • Reveal Film • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2012 • KEINE GEWALT GEGEN KINDER • Social Spot • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2012 • SAG’S DURCH DIE BLUME • Spoof Ad • 1 min • Berlin • Germany (3 Festivals, 1 Award)
2012 • SEAT Leon • Summer Teaser • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2012 • SCHIMMEL PIANOS • Image Film • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2013 • TAG DES OFFENEN DENKMALS 2013: TEUFELSBERG • Image Film • 4 min • Berlin
2014 • BLOODY BIRTHDAY • Action Thriller • 4 min • Berlin • Germany (25 Festivals, 5 Awards)
2014 • ESCAPE • Drama / Poetry • 4 min • Berlin • Germany (29 Festivals, 1 Award)
2014 • AUTOSCOUT24 • Commercial • 1 min • Berlin • Germany
2014 • CFMOTO150 – THE NEW FACE ON THE STREET • Image Film • 2min • Berlin • Germany
2015 • SHIT HAPPENS • Fiction, Comedy • 2 min • Germany
2015 • FINAL STAIR “OVER THE TOP” • Music Video • 4 min • Germany
2015 • GUANTANAMO BABY • Fiction, Comedy • 3 min • Germany (74 Festivals, 16 Awards)
2016 • DIE GOLDFEDER – THE GOLDEN NIB • Fiction for Young Audiences • 12 min • Germany (8 Festivals, 4 Awards)
2017 • RULE OF NATURE - A STORY FROM THE BUSH • Documentary • 43 min • Germany (2 Festivals, 1 Award)

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Director Statement

For creating our short film of a hero baby we decided to choose the POV perspective as a storytelling device. After this primal decision for the project, it pretty much dictated the way of production for the whole team. Everything in this world is set up to work for the baby's eyes because we wanted the audience to "be the baby".

We shot on a Blackmagic Production Camera which got mounted onto a camera stabilisation rig to achieve the smooth camera motion we needed and also to mime the baby's head movements. Furthermore we wanted to support the POV experience with a special audio recording technique called binaural audio recording which used a wooden dummy head that got created by us especially for this film. The dummy head featured two built-in microphones with omnidirectional capsules on top. When listening with headphones it really feels like being in the head of the baby, right in the room with the lead actress.

All our creative juices were flowing into the storytelling process and numerous practical ideas how to make this experience as unique and entertaining as possible for you. Ultimately we hope “Guantanamo Baby” will be as much fun watching for you as it was making this film for us!

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

1. FINALIST BEST COMEDY & FINALIST BTS PRICE @ My RØDE REEL Online Contest, Australia 2015
2. San Antonio Laughs Comedy Film Slam, USA 2015
3. Festival International Du Film Pour L’enfance Et La Jeunesse De Chefchaouen, Morocco 2015
4. As Film Festival Rome, Italy 2015
5. Food Film Festival World - Kiew, Ukraine & Berlin, Germany 2015
6. SUSPIRIA FEST San Vicente Del Raspeig, Spain 2015
7. BEST FILM (Festival Winner) + BEST DIRECTOR + BEST COMEDY + 1st JURY PRIZE @ Landesfilmfestival Berlin / Brandenburg – Lübbenau, Germany 2015
8. KO & DIGITAL Festival Internacional de Cine Solidario Barcelona, Spain 2015
9. International Independent Film Festival in the name of Ireneusz Radzio PUBLICYSTYKA, Poland 2015
10. Short Film Festival "Reflections of Spirit" Erlangen, Germany 2015
11. Hrizantema - Horror & Fantasy Film Festival Subotica, Serbia 2015
12. Blackbird Film Festival Cortland, USA 2015
13. Festival Internacional de Humor en la Taxonera Barcelona, Spain 2015
14. Muestra Internacional de Cortometrajes - San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina 2015
15. Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes "4' en Corto" – Telde, Spain 2015
16. Muestra de Cortometrajes "San Rafael en Corto'' - Santa Lucía (Gran Canaria), Spain 2015
17. Festival "Cortos y Cañas" La Leyenda, Vigo, Spain 2015
18. Videonale Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2016
19. ContraVision Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2016
20. AUDIENCE AWARD @ European Short Film Festival of Independent Authors Berlin, Germany 2016
21. Florida Movie Festival Daytona Beach, USA 2016
22. Arraial Cine Fest, Brazil 2016
23. SECOND PRIZE @ Film Festival of Laughter Zagreb, Croatia 2016
24. Festival De Cortos Ac Hotel Cuzco by Marriott - Madrid, Spain 2016
25. Independent Days Karlsruhe, Germany 2016
26. SILVER MEDAL + BRONZE AUDIENCE AWARD @ Federal Fiction Film Festival Schrobenhausen, Germany 2016
27. Internationales Monstronale Festival in Halle, Germany 2016
28. Taglia Corti Music Video Festival Trieste, Italy 2016
29. International CMS Children’s Film Festival Lucknow, India 2016
30. Prokuplje Short Film Festival, Serbia 2016
31. Rec ‘n Play International Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria 2016
32. Cine Pobre Film Festival La Paz, Mexico 2016
33. World Festival of Emerging Cinema St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies 2016
34. Backup_Festival Weimar, Germany 2016
35. OBELISK AWARD WINNER + BRONZE AUDIENCE AWARD @ German National Film Festival St. Ingbert, 2016
36. Lima Bean Film Fest St. Louis, USA 2016
37. Festival Internacional de Cortometajes "Cine a la Calle" Barranquilla, Colombia 2016
38. The Unprecedented Cinema – International Short Film Festival Tallinn & Maardu, Estonia 2016
39. El Festivalico - Muestra de Cortometrajes y Videoarte - Caravaca de la Cruz, Spain 2016
40. Festival de Cine Corto de Salamanca, Spain 2016
41. International Low & No Budget Film-Sharing Festival Stuttgart & Heilbronn, Germany 2016
42. World Movie Contest of 78th UNICA - Union Internationale du Cinéma - Suceava, Romania 2016
43. Gastro Cinema – Cine Gratis para Todos - Tijuana, Mexico 2016
44. Hellfire International Film Festival Folkestone, United Kingdom 2016
45. Ipsos Short Film Breaks Bucharest + Brasov, Romania 2016
46. La Rioja Es De Cine - Festival Internacional De Cortometraje & Cine Independiente Logroño, Spain 2016
47. State aKorti - Festival Internazionale del Cortometraggio Comico / Umoristico, Viagrande, Italy 2016
48. River Aire Ten Minute Film Festival Leeds, UK 2016
49. Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival Waterville, Ireland 2016
50. Aaretaler Kurzfilmfestival, Switzerland 2016
51. filmzeitkaufbeuren, Germany 2016
52. Curts de Moscatell de Teulada, Spain 2016
53. Portobello Film Festival London, United Kingdom 2016 (Finalist for Best Comedy)
54. Bienal Internacional de Video y Cine Contemporáneo VIDEOFEST Mexicali, Mexico 2016
55. Wayfarer Film Festival Los Angeles, USA 2016
56. INDIGO Filmfest Wadern-Bardenbach, Germany 2016
57. Tuzla Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016
58. Royal Starr Film Festival – Royal Oak Michigan, USA 2016
59. Burnaby Film Forum, Canada 2016
60. AWARD OF THE TOWN OF TANVALD (Festival Winner) - HAF - Humor v Amatérském Filmu Tanvald, Czech Republic 2016
61. P.O.V. International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany 2016
62. Internationale Walser Filmtage, Austria 2016
63. GOLD MEDAL @ AFC Kurzfilmwettbewerb Vienna, Austria 2016
64. KRAF Kvarnerska Revija Amaterskog Filma Rijeka, Croatia 2016
65. SPECIAL PRIZE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ESTONIAN NON-COMMERCIAL CINEMA @ International Festival of Non-Commercial Film Makers Tallinn, Estonia 2016
66. Lametta Karlsruhe, Germany 2016
67. International Festival of Amateur Documentary Film Bitola, Macedonia 2016
68. BRONZE AWARD FICTION @ Internationaler Videograndprix Liechtenstein Ruggell, 2016
69. Ascona Film Festival, Switzerland 2017
70. FILMETS Badalona Film Festival, Spain 2017
71. WorldWide MovieScreenFestival Los Angeles, USA 2017 (+online)
72. Ruby Tuesday Short Film Festival Weymouth + Portland + Dorchester, United Kingdom 2017
73. British International Film Festival, Market Harborough, United Kingdom 2017
74. SPECIAL MENTION @ Střekovská kamera - Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic 2017