Push This Button if You Begin to Panic

A film by

United Kingdom / 13' / 08/2020 / animation

Bartholomew Whisper went to the doctor today. There he met administrators keen on experimental surgery, and lonely MRI machines. At least the growing hole in his head was becoming quite beautiful.

“Full of amusing and witty remarks and observations, the film reveals the absurd world of our healthcare system with its fragmented perspectives about what constitutes health and disease. ”
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“Full of amusing and witty remarks and observations, the film reveals the absurd world of our healthcare system with its fragmented perspectives about what constitutes health and disease. ”
Square Eyes - LF_PDD_2020_BlackLetters
Square Eyes - Logo SQP LAURIERS 2020nonVect
Square Eyes - FNC49_logo-2020OfficialCompetition_BLACK

Gabriël Böhmer

Biography

Gabriel Böhmer is a UK based artist from Zurich, interested in memory and the absurd. His practice often focuses on passing ideas that arise in mundane moments, but also feel momentous in their own way. Gabriel left a career in management consulting in 2013, following the release of his novel Beetle Days. In 2015 Gabriel published the book of paintings Tomorrow I’ll Go Outside, and in 2017 he began animating his painted stories. His films have received recognition at Winterthur, Fantoche, and Clermont-Ferrand, among others.

Filmography

  • Push This Button if You Begin to Panic – 2020 – short
  • The Flood Is Coming – 2018 – short
  • Beetle Trouble – 2017 – short
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Crew

Director: Gabriel Böhmer
Screenplay: Gabriel Böhmer
Producer: Rational Vagabund Films: Samantha Monk
Animator: Gabriel Böhmer
Sound Design: Gabriel Böhmer, Nacho Palacios
Composer: Gabriel Böhmer, Nacho Palacios
Narration: Michael Paoli
Additional voices: Gabriel Böhmer , Samantha Monk

Festivals

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (5 – 15 August, 2020)
    National Competition Pardi di Domani
  • Festival Du Nouveau Cinema, Canada (7 – 18 October, 2020)
    Les Nouveaux Alchemistes Competition
  • ANIMAFILM International Animation Festival, Azerbaijan (14 – 18 October, 2020)
    Official Selection
  • Riga International Film Festival, Latvia (15 – 25 October, 2020)
    International Competition Won: European Film Award Qualification
  • Uppsala Short Film Festival, Sweden (19 – 25 October, 2020)
    International Competition
  • ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain (13 – 20 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • PÖFF Shorts, Estonia (17 – 25 November, 2020)
    Competition
  • Curta Cinema – International Short Film Festival, Brazil (20 – 27 November, 2020)
    International Competition
  • London International Animation Festival, United Kingdom (27 November – 6 December, 2020)
    Competition
  • Aguilar International Short Film Festival, Spain (4 – 13 December, 2020)
    International Competition
  • Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway (12 – 17 January, 2021)
    International Competition
  • London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom (15 – 23 January, 2021)
    Competition
  • Solothurner Filmtagen, Switzerland (20 – 27 January, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (29 January – 6 February, 2021)
    Lab Competition
  • Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland (3 – 14 March, 2021)
    Competition
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (22 March – 1 April, 2021)
    Perspective
  • Ann Arbor Film Festival, United States (23 – 28 March, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Florida Film Festival, United States (9 – 22 April, 2021)
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Netherlands (14 – 18 April, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Busan International Short Film Festival, South-Korea (21 – 26 April, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt (19 – 25 May, 2021)
    Short Animation Competition
  • Animafest Zagreb, Croatia (7 – 12 June, 2021)
    World Panorama
  • Filmfest Dresden, Germany (13 – 18 July, 2021)
    International Competition
  • Short Waves Festival, Poland (14 – 20 June, 2021)
    International Competition
  • International Animated Film Festival Animator, Poland (9 – 15 July, 2021)
    Main Competition

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here