The Hidden Dimension
Awarded with Silver Screen at Cannes Young Director Award, The Hidden Dimension is a portrait of queer photographer and visual artist Leo Maki. An intimate journey into the mind of the artist based in Warsaw, Poland. The film explores the creative process behind his work where sexuality, desire, and reality blends into art.
LGBTQIA+ rights still have a long way to go in Poland, still being one out of five countries in the EU that do not even allow same-sex civil unions and that since 2018 had escalated the hate speech by having ‘LGBT free-zones’ across the country, among other measurements. The Hidden Dimension is a short film about real-life diversity that captures the mind, the inspiration, the struggles, and the self-created sense of safety of the provocative and captivating artist.
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Staring Leo Maki, Cast Michal Przybyla, Pomadka Teresa, Dana Hirsch, Arda Cetinel, Nicholas Rose, Max Fletcher Directed by Ben Galster, Written by Ben Galster & Tom Czibolya, Produced by Studio Christian Ruess & Container Love, Executive Producer Christian Ruess, Casting Director Robin Kulisch, Producer Julia Groszek, Production Coordinator Javier Zamora-Kalazich, Director Of Photography Bernhard Russow, 1st AC Philip Ratuschny, 1st AC Kalle Kallovsky, Gaffer Olaf Jurdyga, Grip Marek Rumak, Grip Assistant Patryk Świrski, Sound Recordist Marcin Bary Popławski, Driver Pablo Dominigues, Production Assistance Babken Sakanyan, Nadine Sahm, Yasmin Momodu, Hendrik Wenzel, Jan Baszak, Editor David Fabra at Sec Studio & Joseph Bicknell at Company 3, Visual Effects Katalyst Berlin, Additional VFX Tobias Lamp, Peter Marsden, Data Artists Harald Schaack, Denis Sokolowski, Tim Hunkemöller at Grotesk Group, Original Score Gordian Gleiß at 86Tales, Sound Design & Mix Dennis Beckamann, Title Design & Artwork Funs Kurstjens & Steffen Leukel at Oooz Design Club