Leo Bülow

The man on the roof

My Role: Writer & Director


A 2015 Short film Starring Darrio Stangl, written & directed by Leo Bülow and produced by Alex Mill.


In the winter of 2015 a tight crew of young aspiring filmmakers from seven different countries got together to shoot our first big short film during three cold winter nights on a rooftop in Canary Wharf. This short was produced as part of our graduation project from Central Film School in London.

I wanted to create a compelling and emotional survival story without any dialogue so that anyone, anywhere could understand the theme and at the same time make it exciting enough to keep the viewers attention. With the tight budget of 2200£ and only four weeks to write and produce this was set to be a hard task. Without the hard working producer Alex Mill and the other young and amazing crew members this idea would never have seen any light of day. This project gave me the opportunity to work with the method actor Darrio Stangl, that taught me a lot about how to express emotion on screen. It also gave me the chance to work closely with the composer Jolijn Geothals to create a costum score.

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Best directed short - Snowdance - 2016

Officially selected - Cannes Film Festival Court Métrage - 2016

Officially Selected & aired on BBC - BFI Future film festival - 2016

Officially Selected - Russian International film festival - 2015

Officially selected - Snow Town Film festival - 2015

Officially selected - Meter International film festival -2015

Officially selected - London Indie film festival - 2015.