Malaria is a short film that depicts the downfall of an ordinary hard-working US citizen, who loses his job, is bitten by a mosquito, and descends into a fever and sickness. While being ignored by those surrounding him and finding himself in the darkest of places, this citizen's journey ultimately leads to him with no other option than to live in the streets - houseless.

It is a metaphor showing how quickly and unexpectedly, one small event can be catastrophic.

As filmmakers, we learned a lot from making this film, so we decided to create a campaign - #houselessnothomeless. With this campaign, we aim to dig into the collective consciousness and bring awareness to the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, currently one of the most pressing issues in the City.

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Written and Directed by
Andzej Gavriss

Produced by
Andrea Sastoque,
Ariel Navarrete

Executive Producers
Philip Töpfer,
Nico Kreis,
Andrea Sastoque,
Ariel Navarrete

Kelcey Watson

Director of Photography
Anatol Trofimov

Production Designer And Costume Stylist
Julija Fricsone Gavriss

Production Manager And First Assistant Director
Valentina Kaminker

David Gesslbauer

Music Composer
Stefan Benz

Background Talent
Steven Benn, Emiliano Lopez, Mahrael Boutros, Devin DiNardo, Shealtiel Dow,
Frank Bauer, De’marshun Sanders, Diana Dray, Osama Ellahib, Christina Suzann

Production Assistants
Polina Zaitseva, Jaime Tapia, Cesar Reyes, Connor Jhonson,

First Assistant Camera
Aaron Cheung

Steadicam OP
Zachary Stanke

Music by
Uneon Sound

Sound Design
Denis Elmaci


VFX Supervisor
Mario Bertsch

Animation Artists
Ihabo Azzamo, Till Sander-Titgemeyer

CG And FX Artists
Johannes Kammerer, Johannes Lübke

Compositing Artists
Lukas Löffler, Priyesh Puthan Valiyandi

Emiliano Serantoni
Special Thanks To

Skid Row Community, Harper Dry Lake Management, Art Center College of Design, Ross LaManna, Hugo Will, Andrej Nikolaev, Alex Derzavin, Sonja Polzin, Sebastian Raphael, Friedrich ’Fiddi’ Sigmund, DELI Creative Collective, Nhat Quang Tran

Production Company

Bonaparte Films
Paranoiia Productions
© 2020