"Es ist zum einen die Geschichte, die erzählt wird… Das zweite ist die technische Umsetzung, was bei dem Film einfach grandios war und das dritte ist dann die Originalität. Wie frech, wie politisch unkorrekt, wie mutig ist so ein Film gemacht? Und diese drei Sachen haben bei diesem Film einfach perfekt zusammengehangen."
Oliver Berben
Filmproduzent

"I saw your Film at the Short-Film-Corner in Cannes. I was blown away"
Joel Newton
Co-Producer Hollywood International Pictures (The Kids are all right)


“ON AIR
is a well-crafted thriller. It will haunt viewers days after seeing the film”.
The Accolade, Film, Televison, New Media Awards, USA



STORY


A hobby-psychologist (Markus Knuefken) runs the pirate radio „Nighthawk“ from the basement of his house, and every night he goes “On Air” as Doc Rock. Unexpectedly a serial killer “The Night-Slasher” (Charles Rettinghaus) calls in on his show, and now…Doc has to stop him from killing his next victim (Silke Natho). The struggle for survival is ON…AIR.

CAST / CREW

Doc Rock
Nachtschlitzer
Das Opfer


written by

directed by


produced by




Executive Producer

Production Manager


Director of Photography

edited by

music by

Markus Knüfken
Charles Rettinghaus
Silke Natho


Marco J. Riedl

Carsten Vauth
Marco J. Riedl

Christopher Scharf
Marco J. Riedl
Marc Steinicke
Carsten Vauth

Stephen Löhr

Sebastian Stumpe
Arsenij Gusev

Marco J. Riedl

Marc Steinicke

Christian Ring
FESTIVALS

AWARDS:

Shocking Shorts Award 2010  Munich, Germany, NBC Universal, 13th Street
Best Film

NYC Pictures Start Film Festival 2010  New York
Jury Awards: Best Actor, Markus Knüfken
Best Short Film, 2. Platz
Best Cinematography
Audience Awards: Best Actor, 2. Platz, Charles Rettinghaus

The Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival 2010  Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Best Thrill Award

SKY FEST FILM & SCRIPT FESTIVAL 2010, Aesheville, North Carolina, US
(Category: Student Short)
Best Student Film, 3rd Place

The Shock Film Fest of Hollywood 2010
Honorable Mention

Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood 2010 (Fall), Los Angeles, USA
Best Student Film
Best Supporting Actor (Charles Rettinghaus)

California Film Awards 2010, San Diego, USA
Gold Level Award Winner / California Film

Los Angeles Movie Awards 2010, CA, USA

(Category: Student Short)
Award of Excellence
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Supporting Actor (Charles Rettinghaus)

Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival 2011
Honorable Mention Award (category: Short)

Honolulu Film Awards 2011, Hawaii, USA
Jury Prize

The Accolade Film, Television, New Media & Videography Award 2011, CA, USA
Best of Show (shorts & features)

Los Angeles Film & Script Festival 2011, USA
Best Student Film


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:

Tatort Eifel 2011, Germany
Nominiert

Short Film Corner / Festival De Cannes 2010 France

Shriekfest 2010 - Los Angeles International Horror  & Sci-Fi Film Festival  LA, USA

ThrillSpy International Film Festival 2010 Washington, DC, USA

ASIANA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2010 Seoul, KOREA

XXS KurzFilmFestival 2010, Dortmund, Germany

The Stepping Stone Film Festival 2010, India

Landshuter Film Festival 2010, Germany

Long Island International Film Expo 2011, USA
(Best Short)

Crank Cookie Kurzfilmtage 2011, Germany
Scary Short