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Five Minutes

After being injured during a fight with a zombie, John (40) isn’t sure whether he is infected or not. In case of an infection the virus will take control over the body within five minutes. The first symptom is always the loss of memory. So there is a test: As long as John can remember there is no virus eating up his brain. He has to ensure that he isn’t changing, to keep his daughter Mia (17) save. The zombies on the doorstep and his nervous daughter next door, he starts to remember – holding a gun at his head.


An interactive version of the film is playable at www.fiveminutes.gs!

Basic information

Genre: Actionfilm, Drama, Horrorfilm, Interaktive Anwendung, Werbefilm, Interaktive Anwendung

Production year: 2014
Running Time: 11:11 min.

Original language: Englisch


Director: Maximilian Niemann
Cinematography: Christopher McKissick
Film Music: Daniel Brenner
Sounddesign: Jascha Viehl
Sound: Christian Wiechers
Editing: Fabian Gustus
Production Design: Tonia Hochsieder
Executive Producer: Felix Faißt
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH
Interaktive Medien Producer: Jonas Kirchner
Synchronsprecher: Gabrielle Pietermann
UI/UX & interactive Art Direction: David Brenner, Philipp Mooren
Game concept & User testing: Ricarda Saleh


Kieran Bew, Hannah Chinn


Busan Busan International Short Film Festival 2021
Berlin Genrenale 2016
München Shocking Shorts Award 2015


Berlin Genrenale 2016
1. Preis The Boll ex aequo; Bester Hauptdarsteller (Kieren Bew)
München Shocking Shorts Award 2015
Shocking Shorts Award

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien