Swiss-born director Michaela Müller received her diploma for fine arts teacher from the HSLU, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, in 1998. Her professional experience includes work as inbetweener, illustrator, painter, and in the props production of the Luzerner Theater. In 2005, she moved to Croatia. Miramare is her graduation film at the Department of Animation and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
With Miramare Michaela Müller won the AIR-quartier21-scholarship at Tricky Women 2011. She´ll stay in Vienna for three month, from October till December 2012.
Director, Animation, Author, Storyboard, Editing: Michaela Müller Music, Recordings, Mixing: Fa Ventilato Sound Design: Fa Ventilato, Michaela Müller
Production: Academy of fine Arts Zagreb, 2009
Distribution: Zagreb film
technique: paint on glass
A look at life on the mediterranean borders of Europe, where tourists try to relax while "illegal" immigrants struggle for a chance to a better life. Breaking out of a strictly confined tourist zone, two children of a Swiss family experience quickly that reality here has very little to do with the posh life in the camping site. Then a storm hits the shore and washes away almost all distinctions between rich and poor.