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.
AWARDSThe Quarantine Film Festival 2019Best Experimental Buenos Aires Film Festival 2019Screendance Jury Award Leeds Film Festival 2018Jury Award Bayreuth Filmfest 2018Best Actress NYC Indie Film Festival 2018Honorable Mention Lisbon Film Awards 2018Best Cinematography Beeston Film Festival 2018Best Sound Beeston Film Festival 2018RGU Film Festival 2018Almaty Indie Film Festival 2018Award of Excellence One-Reeler 2018Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll FBW 2017Best Short Film Plebeian Film Festival 2017Achievement Award Berlin Flash Film 2017NOMINATIONSBest Editing German Camera Award 2018Best Music Lisbon Film Awards 2018Best of Fest Blackbird Film Festival 2018Best Directing at Beeston Film Festival 2018Award Finalist Twin Cities Film Festival 2017PUBLICATIONSAG Kurzfilm Catalogue 2018AG Kurzfilm DVD 2018AVA Library 2018Kurz + Hessisch 2018MEDIAFilm ShortageOmeletoKanvaz MagazineVox PopuliFBW
FILM FESTIVALSBiennale del Cortometraggio di Vicenza 2019Two Short Nights 2019Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018DC Independent Film Festival 2018Nottingham International Film Festival 2018Reggio Film Festival 2018Montecatini Short Film Festival 2018Molodist 2018Leeds Film Festival 2018NYC Indie Film Festival 2018Lichter Filmfest 2018Short Film Week Regensburg 2018Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2018Filmfestival Innsbruck 2018Landshut Short Film Festival 2018Filmz Mainz 2018Film Festival Weiterstadt 2018Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018Short Film Festival Detmold 2018Lisbon Film Award 2018Berliner Kurzfilmrolle 2018Neisse Film Festival 2018Solar Cinema Malta 2018Filmfestival Kitzbühel 2018Blackbird Film Festival 2018Filmfest Bremen 2018Riverside Short Film Festival 2018Film Festival Munich Bunter Hund 2018Verden Short Film Festival 2018Beeston Film Festival 2018Shortcutz 2018Kontrast 2018Boddinale 2018RGU Film Festival 2018Videodanza Modena 2018Film Festival Münster 2017Film Festival Braunschweig 2017Interfilm Berlin 2017New York City Short Film Festival 2017Twin 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."FBW "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."Film Shortage"A beautiful evocation of a young woman discovering her own sense of self."Vox Populi
"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."Kanvaz Magazine"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."Omeleto
Directed by BORIS SEEWALDWritten by PHILIP MOORECast MARAMA CORLETTVoice-Over PATRICK HANNADirector of Photography GEORG SIMBENIMusic RALF HILDENBEUTEL Sound VOLKER WENDISCHColor STEPHAN WALSCH Stylist DEBORAH HANNA-SCHENKChoreography LEA HLADTKA, SASKIA ASSOHOTOProduced by SEEWALD & HANNA© 2017 Boris Seewald