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02 SHORT FILM 'THREE PILLS' (NARRATIVE)
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In the year 2050, the system provides three pills to every elderly person, to be taken on their 70th birthday.

Three Pills offers a grotesque vision of our future in an overpopulated and aging world, with haunting parallels to the ongoing pandemic.

awards & recognition

WINNER– BEST DIRECTOR – BERLIN SCI-FI FILMFEST (GERMANY 2020)
NOMINATED – BEST ACTRESS – BERLIN SCI-FI FILMFEST (GERMANY 2020)

SEMI FINALIST - LONELY WOLF LONDON INT. FILM FESTIVAL (UK 2020)

 

official selection
Paris International Festival Signs of the Night 2021
Berlin Scifi Filmfest 2020
Montreal International Indie Short Film Awards 2020
Isofilmfest 2020

featured

FILMSHORTAGE
RETROSPECTIVE OF JUPITER
BOOOOOOOM TV
BEYOND THE SHORT

story by
VERONIKA HERREN

written & directed
CHRISTIAN WENGER

director of photography
MATTI IMMONEN

music composer
AKI SILVENTOINEN

cast
VERONIKA HERREN

crew
production manager MARKUS MUTANEN
1st assistant director MARKUS PALMEN
production designer HEIDI WENGER
set designer & props master MARKUS MUTANEN
set decorator MINNA LILJA
rear projection designer TEEMU ÅKE
make-up & hair SANNA LILJAMO
cinematographer MATTI IMMONEN
1st assistant camera PAULI BOSTRÖM
gaffer SANTERI SIIRTONEN
best boy JOONAS KOHONEN
bts videographer VILI LEHTISALO

 

post
editor CHRISTIAN WENGER
music & sound design AKI SILVENTOINEN
colorist SARRAH WILKMAN
graphic design HEIDI WENGER
“three pills” logo design JOONAS KOHONEN

 

camera equipment
CANON FINLAND

light & grip equipment
KINOS RENTALS

color grading services
GRADE ONE

emotional testing
AFFECTIVA

special thanks
JOONAS SCHWARTZBERG, MATIAS BOETTGE, MIKKO SAVINAINEN, MATTHEW STRAFUSS, HARRIET KOLLANUS, SAMI MUTANEN HELENA & JUKKA PIHKO, JOKKE HEIKKILÄ, DONAL CROTTY & THE CITY OF HELSINKI RESCUE DEPARTMENT / HARRI KOSKIMÄKI & COLLEAGUES

 

production

CHRISTIAN WENGER & SMAK FILM

 Finland Helsinki 2020

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