All Small Bodies
A short film called All Small Bodies directed by Jennifer Reeder was released not long time ago. The distinguishing characteristic of this movie is that it was made with the help of European producers. The film was produced by Maike Höhne and Catherine Colas from Germany and Laura Heberton and Steven Hudosh the the US. Jennifer says: “All of them have been supportive fans of my previous films and thought it could be interesting to embark on a co-production.”
As soon as Reeder found out that they were going to shoot All Small Bodies in Germany, she came up with an idea to tell a German story. In her point of view, it only made sense to create a film which would cover some of the German traditions and have a national spirit. That’s exactly why Jennifer Reeder adapted a loose version of Hansel and Gretel, famous German fairy tale written by the Brothers Grimm. Definitely the director decided to implement some innovations which actually differ the film from the original story. As a result, All Small Bodies became a kind of feminist and sci-fi movie about two young girls in the distant future. After the huge catastrophe they manage to survive and, being lost in the woods for a long time, awaken their extrasensory abilities. The world premiere of the film was in 2017 at the Vile Do Conde Film Festival in Porto Portugal. Jennifer remembers that she was fascinated with this experience and would happily make another film in Europe.