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HELP, I shrunk my parentsNow in cinemas!

Felix Vorndran's school is haunted again, only this time it's not the benevolent spirit of school founder Otto Leonhard and the nuisance he caused, but the hated and long-since dead Director Hulda Stingbeard. An accursed coincidence causes the former shrunken and skeletonized school ghoul to rise again in the school basement. She manages to return to real life, shrinks Dr. Schmitt Gössenwein, and takes over the school to re-impose 19th century education. Felix, Ella and their gang set the levers in motion to save the school again and stumble across a big secret!

While Felix's turbulent adventure to save the school is packed with fast-paced excitement and lots of humor, his emotional challenges lie on the home front. His mother's return from America created a lot of tension between the parents which drives Felix crazy. That they end up getting shrunken through no fault of his own actually comes in handy. This way he has both squabblers in control, and the balance of power in the house of Vorndran shifts - little turns to big, and big turns to little. But when his parents find themselves in real danger and end up in Hulda Stingbeard's claws, Felix realizes how important his parents really are to him.

Key cast: Oskar Keymer, Lina Hüesker, Anja Kling, Axel Stein, Julia Hartmann, Georg Sulzer, Maximilian Ehrenreich, Eloi Christ, Andrea Sawatzki, Johannes Zeiler, Michael Ostrowski, Adem Karaduman, cameo appearance: Otto Waalkes

Year of production: 2017
Director: Tim Trageser
Screenplay: Gerrit Hermans, based on motives from Sabine Ludwig’s books
Cinematography: Felix Poplawsky
Editing: Marco Pav d’Auria
Production design: Alexandra Maringer
Costume design: Birgit Hutter
Theme by: Klaus Badelt
Score: Anne Kathrin-Dern
Sound: Max Vornehm
Lead VFX Supervisor: Sven Martin
VFX Supervisors Austria: Valentin Struklec, Thomas Rath
Casting: Emrah Ertem
Line producer: Markus Golisano
Line producer Austria: Konstantin Seitz
Production management: Dirk Engelhard
Junior producer: Carolin Dassl
Associate producer: Andreas Peschl-Mehner
Producers: Corinna Mehner, Eddy Schreiber
Co-Producers: Katja Dor-Helmer, Martin Bachmann, Eva van Leuwen, Antonio Exacoustos, Kiri Trier
German Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing/Berlin
World Sales: ARRI Media International
Supported by: Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Filmfund, FISA - Film Industry Support Austria, Lower Austria, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt, HessenFilm und Medien

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Minifilm was established with the aim of developing, producing and promoting audiovisual programs for children and young people. Our audience should have the opportunity to experience their own stories, to see films that represent and mirror their culture and history. Our goal is to reach children and families who love watching films which inspire their imagination, films which are humorous and full of fantasy.

Minifilm is the first production company in Austria that focuses exclusively on this niche market.

Minifilm is looking for partners throughout Europe who share their intention of producing films of high quality in order to create a network of kindred souls.


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