Yago, a young man from a city at war, gets lost on his escape from the bombs and enters a desert-like landscape. Here he meets a group of lost soldiers who are stranded in their camp far apart from civilization. Having had the mission to kill the Yenzi tribes – aboriginal people who live in the desert – the soldier punks are now looting and raping for their own purposes and entertainment.
The soldiers’ leader is Maria, a man in his fifties, who controls the members of the group. He offers Yago a car to search for his family. However, Yago, the boy from the city, has to help winning a murderous bet for Maria and is confronted with the face of war and genocide for the first time. Maria is playing with Yago’s hope and desperation and takes him on a dangerous odyssey into the wide of the desert ...
CITYBOY is a 25 minute big-scale student science fiction film project directed by Max Philipp. It was produced by the Babelsberg Film University (Germany).
The film has been shot using the bluescreen technique to create a unique look: In postproduction, the real-set elements are combined with digital set extensions, traditional miniatures and digital matte paintings. The movies 300 and SIN CITY have been great references – though we aim for a different aesthetic. With CITYBOY, we are creating a coherent post apocalyptic world, including the characters who live in it – it’s a world where the standards and values of a civil society are completely upside down.
CITYBOY is currently in post production and close to release. Some making-of stuff will be coming shortly.
Cast and Crew:
Director: Philipp Glauner
Production Company: Film University Babelsberg
Cast: Roman Kohnle, Julian Trostorf, Benjamin Kramme, Paul Matzke, Thomas Gumpert, Eric Klotzsch, Yvonne Döring
Narrator: Joachim Kerzel
Screenplay: Philipp Glauner
Producers: Juliane Wothe, Philipp Glauner
Production Assistant: Birte Janata
Post Production Producer: Sönke Kirchhof
Director of Photography: Dylan E. Thompson
Production Design: Josef Schmidt
Costume Design: Lisa Schrimpf
Make-up Artists: Katharina Koeslin, Julia Rinkl, Elena Irsigler
Sound: Karl Hegener, Sebastian Begemann
Concept Design: Martin Bohm, Mario Anger
Editor: Daniel Stephan
Lead Compositor: Philipp Moede
Matte Painting Supervisor: Juan C. García