Filmmaker’s Name and Title: Tom Bewilogua (Director, Writer, Editor) Alex Beier (DoP) Chris Krüger (Producer) Johannes Koeniger (Composer)
Film Name: The Swelling
Length of film: 15 min
Genre: sci-fi, thriller
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about?
The film is a dark and surreal vision of a possible future without any privacy. It’s a paranoid cyberpunk movie with a pinch of transhumanism and a totalitarian system in the background.
What inspired you to make this film?
1984, Brave New World & many more.
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
Seconds (John Frankenheimer)
JFK (Oliver Stone)
What’s your connection to Mississippi? (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?):
There is no direct connection to Mississippi but the Message of this film is universal and it should be of interest for all of us. Privacy is one of the greatest values if we want to define ourselves as free human beings. No matter if we live in Hamburg or Mississippi.
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
Hope you enjoy it! But if you hate it I will still love you.