Festival of Austrian Film
April 4–9, 2024, Graz

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Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2017, Schwarzweiß, 9 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2018

Director: Gerhard Treml, Leo Calice
Script: Gerhard Treml
Cast: Leo Calice & Gerhard Treml
Camera: Leo Calice & Gerhard Treml
Editor: Leo Calice & Gerhard Treml
Location Sound: Amann Studios
Sounddesign: Leo Calice & Gerhard Treml
Production Design: Leo Calice
Costumes: Gerhard Treml & Leo Calice
Additional Credits: voice actor (Sprachschauspieler): Philipp Karner postproduktion, animation: Leo Calice & Gerhard Treml electronics: Thomas Sandri
Producers: Gerhard Treml
Production: O.N.L.S.D. (Office for Narrative Landscape Design)


A static wide view of Calipatria State Prison: a guard in the background and an inmate who moves through the desert garden and turns over the earth with a spade. While the gaze remains trapped between walls, it is the inmate’s story told from off screen that evokes ideas and images of freedom, adventure, and the American dream — expanding the horizon via memory and cinematic landscapes.

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