Simon Mück (AT)
The short film entitled Phi was created in conjunction with a horror-themed project in school. The aim of Phi is to treat this topic differently than a classic horror film.
Phi visualizes the thoughts of Julia, a high school student suffering from test anxiety as she seeks, with growing desperation, the answer to the final exam question, the one that will decide her fate. The film translates her mental state into visual terms during the fraction of a second before the crucial answer, during her search for The Golden Mean.
Simon Mück was the screenwriter, director, cameraman and film editor on this project. He received support from Paul Straznicky on the musical soundtrack, and from other friends who served as the crew on the set.