'Terminated' is an experimental short film by Tobias Deml, shot in 2010, published in 2012.
Please feel free to share it with others.
Behind the Scenes: tobiasdeml.com/page/terminated-short-film.html
Shot in two days on location in Downtown LA, on the EOS 7D. Some permits, and a lot of Guerilla filmmaking.
We had police questioning us and a firetruck showed up on set after someone called 9-1-1 (if you watched the film, you can imagine why) ... and we barely got away without a huge fine (thanks to the patient firefighters!)
Everything was meticulously planned; we studied traffic light durations, bus schedules, walking speeds etc.; I grew a zit from the stress the night before filming (you can see it on all behind-the-scenes photos, and this zit is left as scar tissue inside my right cheek to this day).
With very little means (around $500 total production budget),
the people that worked on this film made impossible things happen, somehow.
Thanks again to the great, great group of people that made this film their teamwork -
working with you guys is unforgettable!
The Soundtrack is - in its original form - available for listening here:
There is three more emotional songs that were composed for the film:
"Why is it on vimeo": Initially, I finished VFX and cutting the film in early 2011 and submitted it to the world's top film festivals - but since it got rejected in all of them and the whole festival waiting thing took more than a year and cost as much as the entire film (around $500), I decided to publish it online. It's just not worth having a film that means a lot to me sit around on my hard drive (which I fried in the process, so I had to re-cut everything) and not let people see it because I want it to get into festivals - hopefully some people appreciate the film more than the juries did! ;-)
Starring Darrel Cherney, Bruce St. Martin and Heidi Herrmann.
Production - Yonatan Mallinger
Cinematography - Hiroki Kamada
Production Design - Ferdinand Spalt
Original Music - Fabian Suske
(all other credits at the end of the film)
This film is dedicated to the bright side of the dark moments in real life.