Sad Smiles

Johannes Hoffmeier
His daughter is fatally ill; by chance, he becomes a clown.
Moved by the death of his child, a single father, as a clown, wants to give other children a smile. The memory of his only daughter, however, forces him to deal with the tragic loss.

Father and clown: Peter Kotthaus
Daughter: Sandrine Pover
Doctor: Christian Kaiser
Child 1: Tim van Thriel
Child 2: Maxim Petrov

Thanks to René Heß, Christian Kaiser, Marcus Weiner and Martin Miron.

Behind the scenes of Sad Smiles

In this making of, you will get a short glimpse of the development of our short film shot in Roermond and Aachen. There is an English subtitle available!
Special thanks to the Luisenhospital in Aachen for receiving us so warmly when we were shooting there, to Marcus Weiner, to Martin Miron of Duplexmedia for supporting us by shooting the drone sequences, and to Melody Schröder for transforming our father into a clown.

Making Of camera: Lukas Schönegge, Timm Fleissgarten
Cut: Johannes Hoffmeier
Music: Patrick Huaysan

RØDE gear used

Boompole
NTG2

Johannes Hoffmeier

Johannes Hoffmeier - Script, Director, Post

Timm Fleissgarten - Camera, Grading

Leo Bernard - Camera, Post, Sound, Music

Patrick Huaysan - Camera, Music

Melody Schröder - Sound, Mask

Lukas Schönegge - Making Of Camera, Best Boy