Found Objects

German Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, June 14, 19:00 and Tuesday, June 17, 21:00 (UMAMI)


Country of Origin: Canada
Year of Production: 2007
Duration: 18′
Category: Fiction

Director: David Birnbaum
Screenplay: David Birnbaum
Cinematographer: Adam Marsden
Editor: Ross Birchall
Music: Michael-Paul Ella
Producer: David Birnbaum, Chris Cunningham
Cast: D.B. Mickelson, Kristina Vasiljevic, Sophia Zoe, Helen Barber, Emanuele Galea

Synopsis: In a future-past world crumbling and wracked by perpetual war, frantic preparations for a music recital are underway in a disintegrating theatre. With the spectators oblivious to the imminent danger, the children are lined up and forced to perform. As the bombings become increasingly more frequent, only one thing holds the structure together – the unwavering determination of a forgotten old man in the cellar beneath the janitor’s apartment. Will this be enough to protect them from catastrophe?

Festivals & Awards: Florida Film Festival Maitland Florida USA 2008, Fantasporto Film Festival Porto Portugal 2008, Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Canada 2007, Montreal World Film Festival Montreal Canada 2007, Sao Paulo International Film Festival Sao Paulo Brazil 2007