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MAGMA is a method driven and improvisation based film project produced and directed by Julian Rabus.

The shoot consists of long situations that last up to several hours and are filmed with up to four cameras. Actors are given space to behave without dramatic functions. Following intuitions opens a way to engage with certain psychological patterns and find narrative structures, which then manifest themselves in the editing and the viewer’s perception.

In the film couples and peer groups try to find their way in everyday situations: they perform, reveal themselves, make themselves vulnerable, are insecure, fall in love or pretend to the others.

︎ Excerpt of MAGMA / 4:35 / ENG subs

︎ Installation views



Renconctres Internationales Paris/Berlin
CWB Paris ︎


“Red Like the Sky”
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin ︎

“Schöne Welt wo bist du”
Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste, Bamberg

“thurs.night” F200, CalArts, LA ︎

“When If Not Now?” MaHalla, Berlin ︎

“Reconstructions” Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin ︎


“Ten Minutes Older” AKT Kunstverein Amberg ︎


“B3 Biennial of the Moving Image” Frankfurt am Main ︎


“Debütant:innen” Villa Stuck, München ︎


“Graduation Show” AdBK Munich ︎

“Fresco” Akademie der Bildenden Künste ︎ 


“Lassitude” Goethe-Institut Paris ︎

Bruno Akkan
Bill Becker
Sophia Rosa Bollinger
Lea Drinda
Vega Fenske
Hannah Gabo
Patrice Grießmeier
Elias Grünthal
Mina Guschke
Via Jikeli
Gwentsche Kollewijn
Paul Rauhaus
Linda Rohrer
Noah Tinwa
Nathalie Unger  

directed by
Julian Rabus

assistant director
Una Celik
Alice Wisniewski
Lea Stolle
Betty Koschka
Johny Venegas

production assistant
Yara Weiss
Lilli Lou Czeslik
Oskar Gallus
Yael Hahn
Lin Xin

costume designer
Nicole Petsch
Charlotte Schwärmer

assistant costume designer
Alma Günther

creative producer
Moritz Feith

director of photography
Clara Becking
Christian Godau
Andrea Pietro Munafò
Kleber Nascimento  

Minh Hoang Nguyen
Terence Li
Vincent Maigler
Moritz Feith
Lilli Pongratz
Arne Büttner
Jonas Maintz  

sound mixer
Nils Plambeck
Maciej Ruminkiewicz   

Ufo Filmgerät
Stipendium „Junge Kunst und neue Wege“ 

produced by
Rudel Film
Universität der Künste Berlin
Akadmie der Bildenden Künste München

© Julian Rabus
für den Inhalt nach §5 TMG verantwortlich: Julian Rabus, Tempelhofer Damm 151, 12099 Berlin