THE LITTLE GHOST

Genre: Children's Film, Literary Adaption
Year of Production: 2013
Co-Producers: Zodiac Pictures Ltd., Universum Film, B.A. Produktion, ZDF, SRF und Teleclub
Distribution: Universum Film, Arri World Sales
Director: Alain Gsponer

Screenplay: Martin Ritzenhoff
Based on the novel: “The Little Ghost” by Otfried Preußler
Casting: Daniela Tolkien
Director of Photography: Matthias Fleischer
Editing: Mike Schaerer
Score/ music: Niki Reiser
Production Design: Eva Maria Steibler
Costume Design: Anke Winckler
Make-up Artist: Katrin Westerhausen, Juliane Hübner
VFX: Der Keller

For a long time, a Little Ghost has been living in the attic of a Castle. It has one great, unfulfilled desire: to see the world by the light of day. The school children Karl, Hannes and Marie head off on a nightly expedition to the castle and run into the Ghost. The following day, the Little Ghost promptly wakes up at noon causing a commotion among the inhabitants of the city by appearing in various places and scaring people. Its joy turns into despair as it misses home and cannot understand why it can’t just return to being a ghost of the night. So it meets up with the children again and asks them for help.

Joans Holdenrieder (Karl), Emily Kusche (Marie), Nico Hartung (Hannes), Uwe Ochsenkencht (the Mayor/Torsten Torstensen), Herbert Knaup, (watchmaker Zifferle), Bettina Stucky (Mrs. Thalmeyer), Aykut Kayacik (Caretaker of the castle ), Carlos Richter (Peter), Stefan Merki (Chief Firefighter), Till Winter (Apprentice Rudolf), Sandra Borgmann, (Karl’s Mother), Stephan Kampwirth (Karl’s Father), Aljoscha Stadelmann (Policeman Holzinger), Judith Rosmair (Countess Palatine Genoveva)

and: Anna Thalbach (as the Little Ghost’s voice), Wolfgang Hess (as the Uhu Schuhu)

Lichtenauer Publikumspreis auf dem SCHLINGL Int. Filmfestival für Kinder und Jugendliche in Chemnitz, Gijón International FilmFestival – Best Film in Category Enfants Terribles Solothurner Filmtage

FFF Bayern, MDM, FFA, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, DFFF, MEDIA, Bundesamt für Kultur, Zürcher Filmstiftung
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