Rise to the Future

Leon Haberleithner (AT)

u19 winner: u14 Prize

The earth is deserted. Robots were left behind. Humanity lives on Mars. Rise to the Future tells the story of two agents travelling into the future.

Agent 1 sees flying cars. He travels on to a house where he is caught by a safety robot. The agent fires his weapon but nothing happens, so he flees. Agent 2 arrives with the car and together they travel on. On Mars, they come upon humankind. They fade out and travel back to their time.

Leon Haberleithner, who attends the NMS-Zurndorf in Burgenland, acted as director, cameraman and protagonist, Agent 1, in his first action film. In addition, he was responsible for the script, editing as well as visual and auditory effects. As a director, the 13-year-old student was also in charge of coordinating his “film crew”: his mother Dagmar as car driver and camerawoman, his father Rudolf as cameraman and his sister Lisa starring as agent 2 and robot.