"Bebause when you sleep, your chores all done, someon´s work has just begun ..."
"Mr. Nightmare and the Blessings of Progress"
Winner of the Jury "Kurzsüchtig" Shortfilm-Festival Leipzig 2012
Finalist "Shocking Shorts Award" Filmfest Munich 2012
DVD with German with English Subtitles
a film by Schwarwel
a Glücklicher Montag production
based on the book by Christian von Aster, illustrated by Schwarwel, narrated by Christian von Aster
with the voice of Chrisse, Schwarwel, Sandra Strauß
buildings & stop motion Andy Fischer - art department Chrisse Groß, Putzi
composed & edited vy Thomas Reichl - music & sound by Maik Hartung
screenplay, storyboards, animation, backgrounds, art direction & directed by Schwarwel
supported by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (KdFS)
„Mr. Nightmare and the Blessings of Progress“ is a love story.
And it is a story about filmmaking.
And it is a story about finding love through lilmmaking.
And – let it be understood – all of that during night shift!
Mr. Nightmare is the best of his profession: every night he delivers his nightmares to people’s dreams. Punctually and reliably. Night in and night out.
Every now and then he treat himself with a little break at the Scum-Bar and enjoys a drink acquaintances like Neurosis and Phobia. And sometimes he meets Insomnia, the sweet sleeplessness, his secret love – but every single time his sense of duty regarding his work.
But one day a new opportunity in form of an electric salesman shows up: the movie! As inner cinema! Wide screen! As repetition and with a lot of mass appeal!
Right away Mr. Nightmare takes the chance and with enthusiasm he enters the world of new media: screenplay, direction, editing, building up a broadcast center and his brand new nightmarenet goes on air!
DVD - PAL - 16:9 - STEREO - runtime 10:32 min