PACIFIC VEIN takes us through a painterly panorama of the US West. Julian Assange stands between imperial, Roman fake buildings as a soda maker and ponders the digitalization of our world. Around him, hippies, artists and homeless people search for meaning while their messages are captured by surveillance cameras. Media and fictional scenes merge hypnotically with documentary footage. The empire is diligent (self-optimisation) and nervous (military). The American Dream glitched into a ghostly autosuggestion. Where is the enemy and who has the image rights?

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Ulu Braun

Written by: Ulu Braun

Produced by: Ulu Braun

Cinematography: Ulu Braun

Editing: Gernot Wieland

Original Score: Vali San

Sound: Jochen Jezussek

Visual Effects: Jordi Latorre, Ulu Braun

Cast: Niina Lehtonen Braun (Muddy), Lily Cummings (Yacht and aeroplain mud person), Valentin Lorenz (Player), Joachim Stargard (Oil Seller), David Ristau (Smoker)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2024