Walter Stoehr - Horrible Prospects 1

Horrible Prospects by Walter Stoehr

I would like you to take notice of my spec ad for WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature). My charity film Horrible Prospects is part of my masters degree in film at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz, Germany. It is produced independently as a non-commercial project without supervision of any client. It aims at calling attention to the matter of environmental pollution and tries to fuel the discussion about nuclear waste disposal. The short film will fire our imagination in order to then make clear that our fantasy could never be as horrible as reality sometimes is. Ghouls and goblins instantly lose their horror in the moment we are shown true environmental threats that jeopardize our future.

Since Horrible Prospects is my graduation film I was willing to work with budgetary limitations in order to maintain my artistic and thematic freedom. That's why I haven't gotten in contact with WWF yet. 

Minor financial support was then granted as I was awarded the scholarship of the „Film- & Mediennachwuchsförderung Rheinland-Pfalz“ (Junior Development Program for Filmmakers granted by the administration of Rhineland-Palatinate).

We shot for four days in two stalactite caves in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) on Arri Alexa and Hawk anamorphic lenses (V-Plus and V-Series) from Vantage Film.


Client: WWF (spec)
Cast: Juliane Schlosser, Franziska Ferrari, Nils Schulz 
Writer, Director, Executive Producer: Walter Stoehr 
Co-Producers: Marcus Merten, Jessica Rauer 
Director of Photography: Walter Stoehr 
Camera Operator: Philipp Kuhn 
Sound Recording: Philipp Grzemba 
Production Design: Patricia Burban 
Composer: Nikolas Altmannsberger | Schall & Rauch Audio 
Sound Design, Mix: Floyd Fürstenau, Robin Harff | Schall & Rauch Audio 
Editor: Walter Stoehr 
Compositing: Henrik Gieselmann, Maurizio Zuccaro