Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life.
Desperate to find her voice in the wake of an ended relationship, she resorts to sharing any piece of advice she can muster.
Her reflection on their differences strikes up an imaginary conversation.
Original soundtrack by Ralf Hildenbeutel available as download and stream.
The Quarantine Film Festival 2019
Best Experimental Buenos Aires Film Festival 2019
Screendance Jury Award Leeds Film Festival 2018
Jury Award Bayreuth Filmfest 2018
Best Actress NYC Indie Film Festival 2018
Honorable Mention Lisbon Film Awards 2018
Best Cinematography Beeston Film Festival 2018
Best Sound Beeston Film Festival 2018
RGU Film Festival 2018
Almaty Indie Film Festival 2018
Award of Excellence One-Reeler 2018
Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll FBW 2017
Best Short Film Plebeian Film Festival 2017
Achievement Award Berlin Flash Film 2017
Best Editing German Camera Award 2018
Best Music Lisbon Film Awards 2018
Best of Fest Blackbird Film Festival 2018
Best Directing at Beeston Film Festival 2018
Award Finalist Twin Cities Film Festival 2017
AG Kurzfilm Catalogue 2018
AG Kurzfilm DVD 2018
AVA Library 2018
Kurz + Hessisch 2018
Biennale del Cortometraggio di Vicenza 2019
Two Short Nights 2019
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018
DC Independent Film Festival 2018
Nottingham International Film Festival 2018
Reggio Film Festival 2018
Montecatini Short Film Festival 2018
Leeds Film Festival 2018
NYC Indie Film Festival 2018
Lichter Filmfest 2018
Short Film Week Regensburg 2018
Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2018
Filmfestival Innsbruck 2018
Landshut Short Film Festival 2018
Filmz Mainz 2018
Film Festival Weiterstadt 2018
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018
Short Film Festival Detmold 2018
Lisbon Film Award 2018
Berliner Kurzfilmrolle 2018
Neisse Film Festival 2018
Solar Cinema Malta 2018
Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2018
Blackbird Film Festival 2018
Filmfest Bremen 2018
Riverside Short Film Festival 2018
Film Festival Munich Bunter Hund 2018
Verden Short Film Festival 2018
Beeston Film Festival 2018
RGU Film Festival 2018
Videodanza Modena 2018
Film Festival Münster 2017
Film Festival Braunschweig 2017
Interfilm Berlin 2017
New York City Short Film Festival 2017
Twin Cities Film Festival 2017
"Whilst the story itself is poetic and so well crafted it rises ‘from the ashes of a love story’, toward layers that could be interpreted as societal or political commentary."
Jury Leeds International Film Festival
"With AFTERWORD, filmmaker Boris Seewald succeeds in creating the perfect symbiosis of image and sound. [...] A highly captivating cinematic work of art of a special kind."
"From the formidably specific and detailed script, to the choreography and the absolutely awe-aspiring performance by Marama Corlett. It took fabulous directing and editing to give it its poetic beat, and a parsing soundtrack to glue it all together."
"A beautiful evocation of a young woman discovering her own sense of self."
"An absolute sense of style and a weakness for analog devices characterize this spun mixture of dance and animation film. As if Miranda July and Wes Anderson were telling the separation story of Amélie.
Film Festival Münster
"Boris Seewald juxtaposes us with our neglectful behavior in a poetic story about heartbreak. [...] The film shows us that we can achieve the unimaginable and that love will come once those insights have arisen."
"The great pleasure of Afterword is its beautiful poetic stream of language, brought to life with a compelling performance by lead actor Marama Corlett [...] the visuals add mood and texture and heighten the emotional ups and downs, as does the powerful musical score, which is a pleasure to listen to all on its own."
Directed by BORIS SEEWALD
Written by PHILIP MOORE
Cast MARAMA CORLETT
Voice-Over PATRICK HANNA
Director of Photography GEORG SIMBENI
Music RALF HILDENBEUTEL
Sound VOLKER WENDISCH
Color STEPHAN WALSCH
Stylist DEBORAH HANNA-SCHENK
Choreography LEA HLADTKA, SASKIA ASSOHOTO
Produced by SEEWALD & HANNA
© 2017 Boris Seewald