Private Project

MANIFESTATION

"A mentally ill person feels neglected by society and takes revenge."

"When life is meaningless and everything is hopeless, where do you go?"

Inspired by the life of Danny Germansen.

Manifestation is an semi-autobiographical art-house short film about a mentally ill person who takes revenge on society because he feels neglected by his family, the social system, the community around him, and Society in general. He was mentally abused as a kid and adult by a psychopathic father. The film draws parallels to the environmental issues of the present and to the white supremacy that created our capitalist society that we live in today. It’s a tale of a social outcast who suffered weltschmerz and lived a life of loneliness, alienation and isolation in a society that is emotionally desolated. During the 17-minute film, the viewer experiences a nihilistic view of the world from the social outcast’s point of view.

  • DANNY GERMANSEN
    Director
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • DANNY GERMANSEN
    Writer
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • DANNY GERMANSEN
    Producer
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • DANNY GERMANSEN
    Editor
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • DARIA BAIOCCHI
    Original Soundtrack
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB
  • STEFFEN GRAUMANN
    Director of Photography
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, KICKING DOWNWARDS, THE HEALING
  • MAREK MAGIERECKI
    Key Cast
    “X - The Lead Chracter”
    PUSHER 3 & THOSE WHO KILL & INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • MIKKEL W. KNUDSEN
    Key Cast
    “Upperclass Man / People in Dream / Shooting Victim #4”
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB
  • BIANCA KLINGENBERG-DUPONT
    Key Cast
    “Angry Frisbee Girl”
    INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN
  • SUZANA LUNGU
    Key Cast
    “Girl who Connect / People in Dream / Shooting Victim #1”
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, THE HEALING
  • ASK BRINK
    Key Cast
    “Homeless Person”
  • ELVIRA KLINGENBERG-DUPONT
    Key Cast
    “Cowgirl”
  • LÆRKE BRINK
    Key Cast
    “Store Clerk / People on Street”
  • SIGRID BRINK
    Key Cast
    “Shooting Victim #2 / People on Street”
  • BENJAMIN DALL
    Key Cast
    “Shooting Victim #3 / People on Street”
  • KEVIN HANSEN LEWANDOWSKI
    Key Cast
    “People in Dream / Shooting Victim #5 / People on street”
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB
  • OLE BARKENTIN LAURITZEN
    Key Cast
    “Father in Dream”
  • HERDIS BRINK
    Key Cast
    “People on Street”
  • KRISTIAN BRINK
    Key Cast
    “People on Street”
  • STEFFEN GRAUMANN
    Color Grading & Sound Mastering
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, KICKING DOWNWARDS, THE HEALING
  • STEFFEN GRAUMANN
    Sound & Light
    ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, KICKING DOWNWARDS, THE HEALING
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Experimental, short film, Art House, Avantgarde
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 2, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Denmark
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9 4K
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • WORLD PREMIER & SHOWING AS FIXED INSTALLATION AT M.A.D.S. MILANO
    MILANO
    Italy
    September 16, 2019
    WORLD PREMIER
  • CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL
    Calcutta
    India
    Winner Best Amateur Film
  • South Film and Arts Academy Festival

    Chile
    Official Selection
  • CULT CIRITIC MOVIE AWARDS
    Calcutta
    India
    November 1, 2019
    Finalist & Best Film Poster
  • MIAMI INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
    Miami
    United States
    November 30, 2019
    Monthly Selection
  • ALTERNATIVE FILM FESTIVAL
    Toronto
    Canada
    Nominated Best Experimental Film
  • GOLDEN FOX AWARDS
    Calcutta
    India
    January 27, 2020
    Award Winner
  • BERLIN UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL
    Berlin
    Germany
    Berlin Deadline of January
    Best Actor & Best Poster
  • VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST
    Calcutta
    India
    January 30, 2020
    Monthly Award Winner
  • L.A. Punk Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 30, 2020
    Official Selection
  • WIPE Amateur Film Festival
    Berlin
    Germany
    October 29, 2020
    Official Selection
  • BLOW UP Arthouse Film Festival
    Chicago
    United States
    January 29, 2021
    Official Selection
  • GOLDEN GALAXY AWARD
    Calcutta
    India
    January 15, 2021
    Award Winner
  • SHORT INVICTUS

    Portugal
    January 21, 2021
    Best Film, Best Script, Best Sound
  • CULT MOVIES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    London
    United Kingdom
    February 1, 2021
    Nominee
Distribution Information
  • DANNY GERMANSEN
    Country: Denmark
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - DANNY GERMANSEN

Danny Germansen (Born 1976) is an award-winning filmmaker and video-artist who was raised in a dysfunctional family in a little town on the west coast of Jutland in Denmark called Ribe.

Playing music most of his teenager years, Danny first started to work with video and film at the age of 21. His main body of work are inspired by a life with disability, depression and mental breakdown.

Danny’s early work with films has been used as therapy, a way to work himself out of a low point in his life from his 20’s up thru his 30’s years of life, where he was suffering from severe depression, mental agony, isolation and loneliness – Caused by his troubled childhood with two spinal surgery operations at the age of 9 and 14 which left Danny paralyzed and in a wheelchair. Plus having a psychopath father who made him emotional and mentally unstable.

Those early works that can been seen in the video collection INNER PROJECTIONS FROM A BROKEN MAN is emotions and thoughts from a mental breakdown told thru film/video.

But Danny does also do other topics as political, social-society and philosophical related work. Danny’s work has been shown around the world at festivals and various venues.

Go to Brujo Art Company website – www.BrujoArt.com. Where you can stream videos and films and view art, etc. – We also have a shop where you can buy video downloads, dvd’s, poster art and t-shirts

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Director Statement

In 1998 I had to stop my education at European Film College and go back home to my birth town. I had to stop school because of problems I was not aware of before now, here over 20 years later. 

What I returned home to was my broken family. My parents’ divorce years before and my father’s recent bankruptcy that was caused by his alcoholism. 

My father’s deviant lifestyle was not helping the fact that I had been an invalid and handicapped since I was 9 years old; and had spent most of my childhood in and out of hospitals. Still, I fought my way back to school and my good friends with a lot of physiotherapy training.

I had been living in a family that was full of narcissist and psychopaths, which I was not aware of until 20 years later after my father’s death and after many years of work with a psychologist.  Now when I make this film, I can see what happened to me.

My childhood was full of neglect and mental abuse. I had to live with mental violence combined with all my illnesses. And the only way to live with big egos is to brake your own ego, bow your head down, and try to fit in, just for a chance to survive. Just to get through the day.

So the neglect made me feel worthless. And every time somebody showed me that I had value, I was not able to handle that emotion and always fled the scene; and also, without being aware of it, pushed good people around me away. Those were positive emotions, and I could not handle them. And I would go into a panic and hide myself.

This happened when I was 21 years old and I isolated myself in my apartment. I was depressed that life had not worked out as it could have happened - if I was not neglected as a child I would have been able to finish my education and live the life I was supposed to. A lot of loving and friendly people tried to help me and wanted me as a friend to work in art and in film. And that’s where my problems caused by the neglect had a devastating effect on my life. I had just turned 21 years old. But I pushed all those friendly people away and ended up isolated in a small apartment used and abused by my alcoholic father.

During the period of my isolation and depression, people I knew started to ignore me, avoid me and dislike me. Some of them were mean. They used my illnesses to mock me and put me down so they could feel stronger and better than me the same way my father would do. This kind of  behaviour made my loneliness and isolation complete!

It is that period of my life that inspired this film.

I spent 20 years to work myself out of the situation by using making short films and video-art as therapy: That work can be seen on my webpage - www.BrujoArt.com