director : Tim Trageser
dop : Felix Poplawsky
costumes : Birgit Hutter
sfx : Helmut Neudorfer | Magix FX
vfx : Sven Martin | Pixomondo
This is a sequel to Help I shrunk my teacher (2015), and it was bigger, better, faster ; ) We shot over 10 weeks in 4 towns (in 2 different countries) and had huge shoes made in India. We filled a studio of the size of 1200 m2 with only 3 major sets: The adapted replicas of the tower walls for the climbing scenes, the set for the attic (on top of the tower) and the parkour. We filled another one with scaled sets – again and again. We had so much to do at times, that I didnt even manage to take pictures, which is why I use a lot of filmstills on this page.
To film children climbing up a listed monument, it was necessary to rebuild parts of the tower in the studio, where it was easier to secure the kids, we were safe regardless of wind and weather, and in total control of the “daylight”. It also made it possible to adapt the design of the facade and attic part in a way, that made it easy to climb on.
And again we created these many many sets within a set for the little people: The top of the washstand in the bathroom, the corner with the football shoes is part of Felix room, the xylophone is in the parkour, the cage in the museum, etc.
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media / press
– Hilfe, ich hab meine Eltern geschrumpft –
(g) official site
– official trailer –
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– Blue Eyes Fiction + Karibufilm + MINI Film –
production design : Alexandra Maringer
art directors : Hucky Hornberger, Thomas Neudorfer
set decorators : Birgit Esser, Marei Hitzler
production design assistant : Cedric Kraus
prop master : Julia Libiseller
assistant prop master : Michael Hinske
graphic artists : Nele-Tabea Reineke, Lisa Salat
stand by prop : Stephanie Moldrings
prop driver : Oliver Kreckler
construction manager : Michael Wendl
sfx constructor : Roland Eckert
scenic artist : Fabian Kraus
sculptor : Michael Bernardy
swing gang : Klaus Heimes
: additional crew BAYERN :
prop assistant : Hella Stichlmair
set dresser : Matthias (Max) Schindler, Julia Panholzer
set builders : Michael Gschwill, Sebastian Kempkes
trainee: Marina Vörding
: additional crew NRW :
location scout : Pia Esten
set dresser : Ricci Becker, Ulrike Gojowczyk
trainee : Lara Krowatschek
construction managers : Frank Ehlers (tower facades), Uli Langenberg (school), Dominik Wipperfürth (attic, parkour)
set builders : Udo Dackweiler, Justus Rieker, Fake Filmconstruction (tower facades, school), MMC Ausstattung (attic, parkour)
assistant scenic painter : Nina Horstmeier
A special thank you goes to the pupils of the Leonardo-da-Vinci-Gymnasium in Köln-Nippes, who collaborated on the design and production of the school’s decoration (phantastic animals in papier maché and graphic circles), their art teacher Johannes Röttgen as well as their director Klaus Kombrink.
: additional crew AUSTRIA :
art director : Christine Dosch
production design assistant : Andrea Reitbauer
prop driver : Martin Eineter
trainee : Lisa Sattlegger
construction manager : Barbara Gamper
scenic artist : Franz Gebetsberger
set builders : Dariusz Kaszowski, Martin Salat
: additional crew HESSEN :
foodstyling : Marcel Sumpf
: additional crew INDIA :
art director : Aparna Sud
senior designer : Divya Sud
assistant art director : Abdul
artist : Tanveer
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