Thomas Schumacher - Things are never as bad as they could be

21:00, 2011, Documentary
(You may watch the full version here as well: https://vimeo.com/45181995)

ā€˛Things are never as bad as they could be" - The absurd audio world
Of Tom Heithoff

The characters in Tom Heithoff’s audio dramas are often men on the brink of a nervous breakdown which in turn threatens more far-reaching consequences.
They are fugitives: stubborn outsiders on the run or people who have slipped through the cracks. Between escapism and disorientation, language often falls away as a usable means of communication. The stories are built on fragments of text, within which statements and responses drive language and its potential for mutual understanding into the absurd. The award-winning plays of Tom Heithoff walk the boundary between absurd comedy and earnest realism.
"Things Are Never As bad As They Could Be" is a documentary short about the plays and their author.

German with English subtitles.
Watch a trailer at http://vimeo.com/44155442
DirectorThomas SchumacherProducerThomas SchumacherWriterThomas SchumacherCameraThomas SchumacherEditorThomas SchumacherComposerTom Heithoff, Thomas SchumacherCrewEnglish Subtitles: Wade Adams
Typography: Jane Katharina di Renzo
Score: Tom Heithoff, Thomas Schumacher
Sound Assistance France: Juliette Heithoff

CountryGermanyLanguageGermanSubtitlesEnglishEdition2011 ScreeningsPremiere Screening @ Zinema, Berlin, January 2011
OneCloudFest Fall 2011 Competition Sept - Dec 2011
10. La.Meko - Short Film Festival Landau November 2011
8. Filmfest der NEUE HEIMAT film, Burg Klempenow 24. - 26.8.2012

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