WELTSCHMERZ is an emotionally-charged short about a concentration camp prisoner after her failed escape attempt, now trapped in the clutches of an SS Officer, awaiting her public execution. Meanwhile, two children play in a creek, far from the horrors of the Holocaust. Intricate, dark, and violent, this film is a reflection on our shared humanity and warning against blind hate.
A recipient of a Kathleen Kennedy grant and multiple festival honors.
Writer/Director: Christian Walsh - christian-walsh.com
Producer: Julia Dillard - juliadillard.com
Cast: Chris Kapcia, Sarah-Jayne Bedford, Lilith Max, Dogen Eyeler
Cinematographer: Andrew Cormier
Production Designer: Michelina Miedema
Costume Designer: Halei Parker
Sound Designer: Alex Gregson / 344 Audio
Composer: John Robert Wood