Lawrence Blankenbyl was born in New Zealand where he studied Graphic Design before moving into film. After being awarded the ‘New Zealand Design Ambassa- dor Award’, Lawrence left the world of design and started work at the multi award winning production company The Sweet Shop, firstly as a director’s assistant then later as creative director and junior film director. Lawrence’s last project with The Sweet Shop was a music video he directed for The Pet Shop Boys which won several awards including a gold at Cannes. In 2007 Lawrence took up an artistic residen- cy at Fabrica in northern Italy where he completed many film projects including the feature documentary ‘Rwanda Again’. Since 2010 Lawrence has been living in Switzerland working as a commercials director for clients such as BMW and Louis Vuitton. Skinny Boy is Lawrence’s first short film.


Richy Hafner is the founder of Polymorph Pictures, a film production company based in Zurich. He began his career almost 20 years ago as a camera assistant on Swiss Television. After several projects in advertising, he began a career as an assistant director for various television and film productions such as “Tag und Nacht”, “Der Verdingbub” and “Draussen ist Sommer”.

Since 2009, Richy has focused on directing and producing. In addition to numerous commercials he has also directed two pilot episodes for the online series “Private Business” and is the producer of the short film “Skinny Boy”.


Jan Mettler was born in 1984 in Winterthur. After leaving Rychenberg college in Winterthur in January 2004, Jan enrolled at the Zurich University of the Arts where he studied design. At the university Jan quickly discovered a love for pho- tography and completed his first film project, a skateboard movie entitled “Tut- ti Frutti”. From 2005 he started to study in the film department of Zurich Uni- versity of the Arts. Jan received his bachelor from the university in 2010 after completing his diploma film “Ronaldo”. In the same year he was accepted into the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy where he specialised in cinematography. Un- der the direction of Kay and Thomas Gauditz he studied light and camera and graduated in 2012. Since then, Jan has been working as a freelance cameraman for commercials and feature films in Switzerland and in Germany.



Joel Basman

Manfred Liechti

Evelyne Kübler

Martin Klaus

Roger Hafner

Writer, Director, Editor

Lawrence Blankenbyl


Richy Hafner


Jan Mettler

Production Design:

Anna Bucher

Sound recording and Mix:

Stefan Birrer


Georg Rohbeck


Marcel Burch

Colour Correction:

Patrischa Freuler

First AC and B-Cam:

Tom Brown

Production Assistant:

Silvio Assaiante


Jorina Weiss


Tanja Koller


Ruth Hirschfeld

Make-up Assistant:

Barbara Tanner

Costume Assistant:

Sina Rieder

Production Design Assistant:

Lisa Bruggmann

Camera Assistant:

Severin Kuhn

Lighting Assistant:

Armin Nussbaumer


Giona Bridler


Meret Latscha

Production Company:

Polymorph Pictures GmbH