What Comes From Outside     (Original Title: Was von draußen kommt) (2017)



During a stormy night, two young brothers have to face a wounded rabbit and decide to put it out of its misery.


Writer, Director, Producer: Kai Gero Lenke

Director of Photography: Johannes Waltermann

Production Design: Carola Volles, Pernille Rivedal Hellevik

Music: Jan S. Beyer

Editor: Kai Gero Lenke

Assistant Director: Luzius Heydrich

Cast: Marvin W. Jones, Nils Andre Brünnig


Shooting Location: Lower Saxony, Germany

With support from: nordmedia GmbH, Bundesministerin für Kultur und Medien Monika Grütters (BKM), Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover


„What Comes From Outside is a tense short film that explores ideas around growing up and letting go. From its intense visual style, natural and engaging acting from the two leads and the dynamic sound quality, this short film written and directed by Kai Gero Lenke is definitely worth a watch. (...) Like all good films, this short deals with underlying themes that reflect the action and tell a deeper story about the psyches of these characters. The film inadvertently also deals with ideas related to growing up - of losing a connection to the natural world as you mature out of childhood and into adulthood; how growing up often requires us severing ourselves from our softer, younger parts. (,,,) With its dark visual style, interesting story and strong acting, What Comes From Outside is a compelling short film. The dream-like and fairy tale quality only enhances the story and makes it stick in your mind long after you’ve watched it.“


Ashley Maniw, (Redline Film Festival), August 20th 2018