Payoff is a short film that is largely based on sound. It is about obtaining power and control through violence and the consequences of this.
The film is presented at the end of this page.
A group of young men attacks a defenseless guy. First they humiliate him and then they beat him down. The guy is a friendly, non-violent person, but the attack induces aggressive emotions.
In the first scene we will not see the actual attack, only hear it, and we have to use our ”inner film screen” to see what happens.
In scene 2 we follow the boy’s reactions to what happened.
The third scene is the result of the abuse.
2014 – The 12th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Balchik, Bulgaria
Quote from the film festival through Hristina ”… It was screened at the first day of the festival, just after the Official Opening Ceremony. I was in the Stone Hall during that time and I can confirm, that the people loved it. They found your film inspiring and brave”.
2013 – Delhi International Film Festival 2013, India, 21-27 December.
2012 – A pre-version was shown in the International Multimedia Art Festival, Yangon, Myanmar.
Director, Producer and Concept: Gunilla Leander
Sound Design: Mikael Beckman-Thoor
Sound Recording: Felix Aneer
Directors of Photography: Joakim Pettersson, Lovisa Reeder
Meric Can Özsirin
Subtitles in English: Sanna Jansson
Duration: 5 min.
Format: High Definition, stereo
Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm
Many thanks to:
S.t Eriks High school, Stockholm with:
Elisabeth Sandborg, Headmaster
Maria Malby, Drama teacher
Kjerstin Aourell, Gym teacher
Internationella Engelska Gymnasiet Södermalm,
IEGS, Stockholm with Janna Lindström, Drama