Naked Animals
Naked Animals

Naked Animals

Director Melanie Waelde

Production year 2020

Length 83min.

Country Germany

SYNOPSIS

Five friends growing up in a small town in Germany, have to decide whether leave or stay after they finished school. They seek each other, they run away from each other as they kiss and brawl deciding what it seems to be the rest of their lives.. A kaleidoscope of violence, love and loneliness where intimacy and pain go hand in hand.  

Awards

Best First Feature Award - Special Mention | Berlinale, Germany, 2020

CAST & CREW

Melanie Waelde
Melanie Waelde

Director

Producer(s)

Anja Wedell

Script

Melanie Waelde

Director of Photography

Fion Mutert

Production designer

Marcel Bonewald,Isabelle Schnabel

Sound

Robert Fuhrmann

Edit

Jessica Schneller

Cast

Marie Tragousti, Sammy Scheuritzel, Michelangelo Fortuzzi

Melanie Waelde

Melanie Waelde was born in Dachau in 1992. From 2013 until 2017 she studied screenwriting at the “Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin” (dffb). Since graduating she has been working as a freelance author and filmmaker. Her short films have been screened at numerous festivals. Naked Animals is her feature film debut.


Filmography

Nie gesagte Dinge (2009), Ich halt dich fest (2009), Kindheitstraum (2011), Wie die Ratten (2011), Großer starker Bruder (2013), Irrdisch (2013), Motten (2017), What We Were (2019), Naked Animals (2020)