Project Description


After being injured during a fight with a zombie, John (Kieran Bew) isn’t sure whether he is infected or not. Only FIVE MINUTES remain for John to figure out his fate and protect the life of his daughter Mia (Hannah Chinn) who is with him in the apartment.
FIVE MINUTES is a live-action zombie game and can be played here:


Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
In Cooperation with: UNIT9

Kieran Bew – John
Hannah Chinn – Mia

Maximilian Niemann – Idea, Script & Director
Felix Faißt – Producer
Jonas Kirchner – Interactive Media Producer
David Brenner & Philipp Mooren – UI/UX & interactive Art Direction
Christopher McKissick – Director of Photography
Tonia Hochsieder – Production Design
Fabian Gustus – Editor
Jascha Viehl – Sound Design
Daniel Brenner – Film Music
Ricarda Saleh – Game concept & User testing

Kamil Cholewiński, Zbigniew Czarnecki – Technical Leads, UNIT9
Karol Altamirano – Lead Developer, UNIT9
Michal Przyszczypkowski, Marek Sklodowski – Development, UNIT9
Sandra Popescu – Project Management, UNIT9
Piero Frescobaldi – Creative Partner, UNIT9


Genrenale 2016 – Killer Perfomance (Kieran Bew) & The Boll (Best short film)
Lovie Awards 2015
– Gold & Audience Award
Clio Awards 2015 – Best Digital Technique & Best Game Student
Adobe Cutting Edge Award Project of the Year – Nominee
Art Directors Club Germany Junior – Gold
New York Festivals World’s Greatest Advertisement – First Prize Award
Art Directors Club Germany – Silver & Nomination award
Shocking Shorts Award – Winner
new media award – Gold / Best Branded Entertainment & Experience
Deutscher Digital Award – Silver
The Webby Awards – Nominee
Spotlight Awards 2015 – Nominee
Favorite Website Awards – People’s Choice Award 2014
Awwwards – Nominee Site of the Year
Favorite Website Awards – Site of the Day,  Mobile of the Day, The Cutting Edge Award & Site of the Month
Awwwards – Site of the Day
Short of the Week


Creative Social Blog: UNIT9 x The Filmakademie = FIVE MINUTES
Creative Review: UNIT9 presents launches live action zombie game
Fast Co.Create: In Five Minutes, a student zombie game becomes a brand experience
Creativity Online: Worried About Zombie-Related Memory Loss? G-Shock Can Help
The Next Gag: UNIT9 presents FIVE MINUTES, a cult storytelling experience combining gaming and live action
L’Express: Five Minutes, premier film de zombies interactif
Moviepilot: You’ve Never Seen a Zombie Film Like This One!


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More than 3 million views

More than 3 million views of FIVE MINUTES from 189 countries (Top3: Russia, Poland & USA) and people are still playing! Next step: 3.5 million!

Two awards at the GENRENALE

At this years GENRENALE during the Berlinale 2016 the short film FIVE MINUTES had two reasons to be excited: Main actor Kieran Bew received the "Killer Performance" Award and Uwe Boll chosed FIVE MINUTES to [...]