Germany, 2017, 24 min
1979. Aurora, a small girl in the Bavarian Alps, undertakes a mountain trip with her beloved father Valentin to watch a shooting stars spectacle. Aurora wants to photograph the spectacle to show it to her distanced mother Sylvia, but up in the Alps, something unexpected happens that challenges Aurora’s inner world…
Aurora is the psychological drama of a little girl, set against the majestic backdrop of Alpine nature and weather phenomena. A story about family love.
Director: Guillaume Levil
Director of Photography: Alexis Doaré
Sound: Julien Verstraete
Edit: Lara Tosello, Alice Petit
Executive Producer: Les Valseurs
Original Music: Davy Sicard « Ousa ou lé »
Additionnel Music: Christine Salem « Malangé », « Bondié ».
Aurora – Aurelia Schikarski
Sylvia – Julia Schacht
Valentin – Patrick Kalupa
Benny – Roland von Kummant
Ricardo – Iván Sáinz-Pardo
Aurora (grown-up) – Kathrin von Steinburg
Sylvia (present times) – Renate Schauss
Philip Escobar Jung
Was born in San Juan,Puerto Rico in December 4 of 1973 . His mother is German, his father is from Panama. He went to the Jesuit High School COLEGIO SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA in Puerto Rico graduating in 1991. He studied Political Science and Latin American Studies at PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, earning a BA (Bachelor’s Degree) in 1995. Philip undertook film directing courses at the NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY in NEW YORK CITY in the summer of 1996. He finished a JD in LAW at the de UNIVERSIDAD DE PUERTO RICO in San Juan in 1999 and embarked on his dream to become a filmmaker moving to Germany in 1999.
Philip studied Fiction Film Directing and Advertising Directing at the ACADEMY OF TELEVISION AND FILM, MUNICH (HFF MÜNCHEN) while working as freelance Content Editing Consultant at FRAMEPOOL AG Munich. He finished Advertising Directing courses in the Department of Advertising at the HFF Munich in 2012 with his Spec Spots LEICA “BIRDIE” and PHONAK “JOGGER”. He finished his Diploma studies in Fiction Directing at the HFF Munich with his short film “AURORA” (24 mins, Germany, fiction) shot in anamorphic cinemascope in the Bavarian Alps. “AURORA” tells the story of a little girl who embarks on a trip with her father to see a falling stars spectacle. Philip has just finished writing his first feature film screenplay along with writers Vera Casaca and Lydia Bernhardt titled “TAXI STORIES”, an episodic world film. In parallel, he is currently writing a gangster drama Feature-film set in San Juan, Puerto Rico.