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Tim the telephone booth tells about his life:

“LEER" describes not only the condition of TIM in the phone booth, but also his emotional state. Because of the loneliness and the feeling of not being needed, Tim is not only empty, but he also feels empty.

The film should pay its last respects to the phone booth. While it was still extremely useful in the directors childhood when the credit was from his Nokia, it is now more of a street decoration than a useful object.

"Rest in peace you wonderful relic of another time."

  • Marios Glöckner
  • Alexander Sprenger
  • Sarah Katharina Mathis
  • Nora Rieser
    Costume Designer
  • Reini Moritz
    Key Cast
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    Short, Web / New Media
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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    Digital, RED-Lenses
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  • Diagonale Screening
    March 15, 2022
    Austrian Premiere
Director Biography - Marios Glöckner

Marios is a 27 year old filmmaker from Vienna, who's passion is writing film scripts and directly set all the action needed in order to get them transfered into short movies.

With his job as an editor he's got lot's of experience and the necessary sensitivity to get beautiful moving-images coordinated and played.

Here are some other movies from him:

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Director Statement

"Empty" not only describes Tim the phone booths condition, but also his emotional state. Loneliness and the feeling of not being needed not only leaves Tim empty, he also feels empty.

The films intended is to show that all of us humans often don't realize how valuable we are to others because we represent a certain image of ourselves and cannot let go of it. While Tim only wants to be used for phone calls, he doesn't even realize that he's more than just a phone booth for other people.

I wan to pay tribute to the telephone booth. While it was extremely useful in my childhood when my Nokia died, today it is more of a street decoration than a useful object.

Rest in Peace you wonderful relic of another time.