To the Sea


Maria, widow of a fisherman who disappeared on the ocean years ago, cannot find peace. But then, after a storm, she pulls her husband out of the sea – alive. Her burning desire for love, makes her believe the impossible. But in the sky circles a helicopter, in the harbour people are loaded into vans and white plastic covers the faces of dead bodies. This night will show, if Maria will manage to put an end to her loneliness and her distorted perception of reality.

Duration29 minutes
FormatDCP / 5.1
LanguagesNo dialogues
© 2019 Emilia Productions GmbH


World Premiere: 23. Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
International Premiere: Alcine 49, Alcalà Madrid. European Competition.
Special Screening: Viveiro Teatro Pastor Diaz (11.11.2019)

41. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, im Wettbewerb Mittellanger Film

55. Solothurner Filmtage

25th Ourense Film Festival – section CURTAS 2: sat 26th of September, monday 28th of september and wed 30th of September.

42. Semana de Cine de Lugo (27th November 2020)


25th Ourense Film Festival: 1° Premio OUFF en curto 2020

Shot 2017 in Viveiro, Spain – with the great support of the local community! MUCHAS GRACIAS !!


MARIAHagar Admoni
RAPHAELCarlos Real
AMONNikolaus Schmid
JONASDavid Wurawa


Written and directed byJulian M. Grünthal
ProducerJudith Lichtneckert
Production ManagerLiliane Ott
Production / Location Manager SpainFabio Fernandez
1st ADJudith Lichtneckert
2nd ADDaniela Nerger
2nd AD preproductionBernie Rosenfeld
Production Assistant / Crowd fundingJelena Pavlovic
Director of photographyGuille Vazquez
1st ACAitor Urbaneja, Hector Montano Jarmillo
2nd ACDaniel Damati, Alisa Truyol Villalobos
Drone operatorLaura Vazquez
GafferMario Lerma
ElectricianHumberto Forero, Jeff Wexler
Sound recordistAdrian Pfisterer
Set Design / propsIsabelle Simmen
Set Design Assistant / propsCarmen Trinanes
Special EffectsBorja Conde
Sculpture DesignDavid Catà
Costume designUrsina Schmid
WardrobeCarmen Trinanes
Make up & hair artistSarah Crujera
CateringSimone Ryser
EditingJann Anderegg
Music and Sound DesignMichael Sauter & Adrian Pfisterer
Sound MixingMichael Sauter & Adrian Pfisterer
© 2019 Emilia Productions GmbH