NACKTE TIERE (Naked Animals)


NAKED ANIMALS tells the story of KATJA, 17, who practices Ju-Jutsu. And the story of SASCHA, LAILA, BENNI and SCHOELLER – Katja’s friends but also her family. And the story of this last winter before finishing school and parting ways. NAKED ANIMALS tells of the time in life, when you feel you could conquer the world, when you take the hits without batting an eyelid. And it tells of the pain of saying farewell to all that without yet knowing what for.


director bio Melanie Waelde

Melanie grew up in Bavaria between churches and cows before moving to Prussia. She studied screenwriting at the “Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin” (dffb) until 2017. Since graduating she has been working as a freelance author and filmmaker in Potsdam. Next to her film work Melanie also writes poetry and experimental short stories. She indulges in the absurdities of life and loves colorful things. NAKED ANIMALS his her long feature film debut.


DirectorMelanie Waelde
WriterMelanie Waelde
CinematographerFion Mutert
Prod. DesignMarcel Bonewald, Isabelle Schnabel
EditorJessica Schneller
CastMarie Tragousti, Sammy Scheuritzel, Michelangelo Fortuzzi, Luna Schaller, Paul Michael Stiehler
ProducerAnja Wedell
Exec. ProducersThorne Mutert, Jan Fincke
VerleihDeja Vu Film
Status:In Post-Production
  • NACKTE TIERE (Naked Animals)