Keeper of the Past

Farmer Finn van Hagen begins a new life and moves with his wife and two children out to the country. He now lives on an old, idyllic farm, in the middle of nowhere, to his eyes, in a perfect world. One day a stranger appears out of the blue. He asks Finn strange questions and tries to draw a well kept secret from his daughter Verlanda: The whereabouts of a music box, in which Finn’s past lies hidden, a past he has long forgotten. If Finn should ever open the music box he not only might lose his family forever, he might also bring the destruction of the world as he knows it…the decision is his.


Written and Directed by: Marco J. Riedl

Concept, Camera, and Production: Julia Kampmann

Starring: Hanno Friedrich, Luisa Wietzorek, and Martin Kessler

Production: Kampmann Productions, Lone Pine Features,

Co-Production: Jomami Filmproduktion



Best Narrative Short, Best International Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Editing; Los Angles Movie Awards