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