Project Description


8-year old Joshua has never left his home for dangerous creatures live outside their isolated farmhouse – the Gorgers. But when his father Aaron mysteriously disappears Joshua is forced to go outside. A decision that will change his life forever for something is closing in on the little boy. Fast.


Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
In coproduction with: ServusTV

Jonathan Ohlrogge – Joshua
Crispian Belfrage – Aaron

Daniel Rübesam – Director & writer
Fabian Baier & Felix Faißt – Producer
Eric Sonnenburg – Production manager
Roland Stuprich – DoP
Johanna Maul – Production Design
Alisza Pfeifer – Makeup artist
Ann-Kathrin Zieger – Costume Design
Jasmin Reuter – Music
Linda Bosch – Editing
Alexander Fricke – VFX Supervisor


Dortmunder Tresenfestival – Official Selection
Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival
– Nomination Spotlight Production
Haapsalu Õudus- ja Fantaasiafilmide Festival
– Special Screening
Cleveland International Film Festival
– Official Selection
Mecal, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes y Animación de Barcelona
– Official Selection
Deutscher Kamerapreis
– Nomination Best Shortfilm
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt – Official Selection
Internationale Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg
– Official Selection
International Sao Tome Filmfestival
– Official Selection
Genrenale 2017 – Official Selection
El Cuervo Filmfestival
– Official Selection
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2017
– Official Selection
Cortopilar 2016 – Nomination Best Short Film & Best Photography Direction
Ibiza Cinefest
– Official Selection
Zinema Zombie Festival
– Official Selection
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg
– Official Selection
– Official Selection
Foyle Film Festival
– Official Selection
Internationale Hofer Filmtage
– Official Selection
– Official Selection
ARRI MEDIA Förderpreis Schnitt
– Nomination
First Steps Award
– Nomination „Best Short Film“
LA Shorts Fest
– Official selection
Young Directors Award
– Nomination
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchsfilmpreis
– Winner Best Shortfilm
Caligari Förderpreis 2015 – Winner


Official Selection DC Shorts

DC here we come. When Demons Die is part of this year's DC Shorts Film Festival. Thank you!

Official Selection MOTELx

We've been officially selected for this year's MOTELx Festival Internacional De Cinema De Lisboa! Thank you very much. We are very excited!

Official Selection HollyShorts

BACK IN LOS ANGELES - When Demons Die will be part of this year's HollyShorts Film Festival which starts August 10th. Our film will be screened in the international section.

Official Selection Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt

When Demons Die will be part of this year's Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt! Check out their website for the screening schedule.