THEY is an intimate portrait of Hobbit and Jake, who have decided to raise their one-year-old child Anoush gender open. The family lives on a houseboat in the UK and in order to prevent people from making gender-related assumptions, they are keeping the biological sex of their baby a secret.

Director Bio

Louisa Rechenbach is a German filmmaker based in London. Having graduated from University of the Arts London in June 2019, she has chosen the documentary genre to be the centre of her creative practice. With a passion for storytelling as a force for social change, Louisa has been working in the film industry for six years. Various jobs in production companies and as a freelancer on film shoots have shaped her good understanding of the process of film production. Prior to her studies, Louisa has worked as a Production Assistant for six months and contributed as a Second Assistant Director to two German feature films. Most recently, Louisa has assisted on the short documentary ‘After Birth’ by Bronwen Parker-Rhodes for The New York Times.


  • Directed by:Louisa Rechenbach
  • Produced by:Louisa Rechenbach
  • Runtime:12 mins
  • Completion Date:May 23, 2019
  • Country of Origin:United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:United Kingdom
  • Category:Non-Fiction
  • Selection:Student Shorts
    Programme 2
  • Screening Time / Venue:THU AUG 13
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Irish Premiere
  • Links:Instagram

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call of the forest screening

Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

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Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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