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Dead Reckoning

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

A ride around Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard and then into the city, falling, eating, and finally ending up on the toilet. Death is always there, right in front of us. The film follows the cycle of life and the rhythm of the city.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Dead Reckoning

    Directed by: Paul WENNINGER, Susan YOUNG

    Born in 1966 in Vienna, Paul Wenninger is a dancer, choreographer, stage designer and musician. In 1999, he co-founded Kabinett ad Co., a working platform for artists of various disciplines. "Trespass", his first venture in filmmaking, travelled the globe at festivals and earned him many awards, including the Distinction for a First Film at Annecy 2013. His next film "Uncanny Valley" won 14 awards and was selected at over 70 festivals, including Annecy 2015.

    Inspired by the Toxteth riots in Liverpool 8, Susan Young made "Thin Blue Lines" (in competition, Annecy 83). She graduated from the RCA in 1985 with "Carnival" (Special Award, Annecy 85) and has since worked on short films, commercials and music videos with various artists including "Umbabarauma" (Beleza Tropical) and "Fire" (Jimi Hendrix), both selected at the Annecy Festival . Her films are screened on TV and in festivals, and she has been a jury member at many animation festivals.

    Country: Austria

    Year of production: 2017

    Running time: 02 min 47 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: 2D computer, pixilation

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Paul WENNINGER, Susan YOUNG

    Production: KABINETT AD CO., Paul WENNINGER

    Distribution: FILMS DE FORCE MAJEURE, Jérôme NUNES