The Desert House

Middle Lenght Documentary film, color
Direct by Julia Obleitner, Helvijs Savickis and Marvin Kanas

In the United States, there is a growing demand for prefabricated homes. These homes, customized online and assembled in a factory, are then lifted onto 18-wheelers and transported via the open road.
This architectural phenomenon gives rise to new rural communities that can appear overnight, though often at the expense of traditional ways of building. Giving the illusion of independence, the house that moves unsettles the meaning of home, transforming dreams of stasis into ones of mobility.

Directed, produced and edited by Marvin Kanas, Julia Obleitner, Helvijs Savickis
Text and voice over by Marina Peterson
Photography by Adrien Bourguignon, Marvin Kanas, Helvijs Savickis,
Music by Bedis Tir
Sound Editing/Mixing by Edouard Pons
Colour Grading by Ioan Gavriel

Produced with the support of
The Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service Service and Sport
within the framework of the support program “Pixel, Bytes + Film”

Danubiastraße, 2022

Animation Shortfilm, color
Directed by Marvin Kanas

“Keines dieser Nester ist eine Sicherheitszone
Kein sicherer Bezirk weit und breit
Dafür lege ich meine Hand ins Feuer;
die Sicherheitszone wird ausgelöscht werden.”

Traces, 2020

Shortfilm, color
Directed by Stephanie Rizaj and Marvin Kanas

From the urban architecture of a district in Marseille to the sculptural landscapes of a territory marked by the sea, we gradually enter, through the imagination of two children, into a floating universe where dreams and landscape merge.

A film by
Stephanie Rizaj
Marvin Kanas
Co-production Kahina Djahnine
Sound Conny Frischauf
DOP Adrien Bourguignon
Colorist Erwan Dean

With the support of
Region Sud, Groupe Addap 13, Stadt Wien, Manifesta 13, Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich, Austrian Cultural Forum of Paris.

Alligators or Crocodiles, 2020

Shortfilm, color
Directed by Marvin Kanas

Many people have dreams of alligators or crocodiles even if they don’t live in a region where these animals are present. What does it mean ?

Lonely Robot Club, 2019

Interactive film, color

Those signals he could only translate in a disorderly fashion, as one would with intrusive waves. The noise coming from the window was his sole tie to the present moment, hearing birds singing as the sun rose.
Further away, a travelled road. Akin to energy stream without path nor reason, he wondered about those sudden delusions. What did they mean ? Was he thinking ?
Would he perceive his creators differently if his skin had be made of flesh, if his brain was identical to theirs ?


As if Biting Iron, 2019
Directed by Stephanie Rizaj

What if women could move a house? As If Biting Iron challenges this very question by witnessing the walls of a brutalist building, situated in a forest, being moved by the forces of over one hundred anonymous women.

Tant qu’on ira vers l’Est, 2017
Directed by Mehdi Rondeleux

Through a journey across Europe, starting in Rennes, finishing in Saint-Petersburg, a team of young documentarists spontaneously and poetically engage with an experience of culture, languages and borders.

Kak Igra, 2014
Directed by Adrien Bourguignon

A rare and intimate documentary on the french judo team during the 2014 world championships in Russia.

Main d’oeuvres, 2013
Directed by Bandian

Six residents share their thoughts about their neighborhood’s identity. To represent their thoughts, each of them chooses a symbolic object, that will be photographed in their hands.