Somni poster und OST cover


2023 | 3' 7'' | animation | HD | color


A tired little monkey glides gently from leaf to leaf and into the mysterious world of dreams, which is becoming ever darker, more colorful and wilder. A cinematic lullaby by Sonja Rohleder, which hovers through the phases of sleep in their most varied shades.




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Best European short film - ECFA price - BFF Kristiansand 2023


Berlinale / Generation I International Short FF Oberhausen I BFF Kristiansand International Children's Film I Fest Anča I Mo&Friese Hamburg I Animafest Zagreb I IndieLisboa - International Film Festival I The International Animation Festival "GOLDEN KUKER-Sofia" I FEST - New Directors / New Films Festival I IFF Kids Kino International Film Festival I Vienna Shorts / Kids & Youth programs


director & producer: Sonja Rohleder
music: Jens Heuler
mixing: Michal Krajczok


Silke Büscherhoff: marimba, vibraphone, chimes:
Jens Heuler: piano, percussion, synths
Monja Heuler: bass


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Jens Heuler



Jens Heuler is a German composer, pianist and electronic music artist based in Bonn, Germany. His work ranges from orchestral film music such as the original music for the Student Academy Award winning stop motion animation film LAIKA & NEMO, directed by Jan Gadermann and Sebastian Gadwo, and intimate film scores for documentaries such as Melanie Lischker's film BILDER (M)EINER MUTTER // LIFE ON TAPE, a collaboration with FREYA ARDE, to ambient electronic music. His most recent work also includes the retro tropical Jazz scores for Sonja Rohleder's award winning animated short film NEST, premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival and – as a SHORT TIGER AWARD winning film – screened at the Cannes Film Festival by GERMAN FILMS and on festivals around the world, and her latest animated film SOMNI, also premiered at the Berlinale International Film Festival.

In his musical work Jens Heuler combines acoustic and electronic elements into organic music and soundscapes, fusing classical, generative and experimental compositional approaches. With his first solo EP RISING he focuses on working with analogue and modular synthesizers, where both generative and melody/harmony based approaches meet classical pianistic elements.

In addition to his compositional work, he also works as a lecturer in MUSIC PRODUCTION and PROJECT SUPPORT at the FILM UNIVERSITY BABELSBERG KONRAD WOLF and occasionally as an assistant composer and arranger and so he is involved in the music for the Oscar-nominated documentary OF FATHERS AND SONS, the German TV mini series DIE DASSLERS, the documentaries RABBI WOLFF and THE CORRIDORS OF POWER and many more.



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