ENDLESS SHADES (2022) by René Rodlauer

ENDLESS SHADES is a short film that is focusing on embracing our own uniqueness and imperfections. The narrative follows our mid-20 year old female protagonist and artistically audio-visualizes mental health issues that we are all continuously surrounded by.

Endless shades

Director Statement:
“A lot of my close friends struggle with their mental health and the secluded times we live in enhance their feeling, so it didn’t take long for me to work on a project that covers parts of this issue that many people are suffering from and not a lot of people are speaking about.
As someone who works in the commercial field a lot, especially the urge for beauty is something that can be frightening. Mostly young women are suffering from it and thankfully a few brands in the field of beauty and fashion are targeting the topic. Still, a lot has to be done until we live in (kind of) toxic free world.
Endless Shades celebrates the fact that we all can come over the hard times we face – even if we are on our own, even if we hate to look in the mirror everyday, we just have to find the beauty in ourselves as everyone of us is beautiful. Endless Shades should make people aware and talk about the topic of mental health, especially for young and people who grow up.”

Endless shades

Directed & Written by René Rodlauer

Cast: Nadja Lengyel

Production: CRACK

Executive Producer: Andres Gomez, Luis Rojas, Hugo Latorre, René Rodlauer

Producer: Hugo Latorre

Co-Producer: Nicolás Sola

Director of Photography: Nicolás Sola

DOP Representation: Bite Management

AC: Sebastián García Montenegro

Gaffer: Mariana Janeiro

Electrician: Nicolau Álvarez

Art Director: Diana Boier

Stylist: Juan Camilo Rodríguez

H&M: Allison Caranton

Editor: Marios Glöckner

Colorist: Nico Wieseneder

VFX: Boril Stefanov

Original Soundtrack: Christian Heschl

Sounddesign, Mix & V.O. Recording: Gerald Hartwagner

Recording Studio: Soundschmiede

Still Photography: Mafe Espitia

Font & Graphics: Michael Teissl

Poster Design: Sakis Dimitriou

Special thanks to Mafe Espitia, Lucúos R. Mejia, Kristiana Zaula,. DigiRental Wien, Napalm Rental