The Moth

16 minutes | Colour | 16mm | 2.35:1 anamorphic | Australia/Germany

  • Nominated Best Actor, London Underwire Festival
  • Winner, 2018 Silver Remi Award (Fantasy/Horror) Worldfest Houston
  • Finalist, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship
  • London Fringe! Festival
  • Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
  • Berlin Lift-Off Film Festival
  • Wicked Queer, Boston LGBT Film Festival
  • Xposed Film Festival, Berlin


Alternating between dreams and waking moments, an insomniac outsider responds to the isolation of a Berlin winter.

Starring Australian artist S.J. Norman and based on their award winning manuscript of short stories “Permafrost,” THE MOTH is a chilling and poetic study of twilight states.


  • S.J. Norman
  • Julie Fogarty
  • Dieter Rita Scholl


  • Written and Directed by: Sam Icklow
  • Producer: Nadja Krüger
  • Based on the book "Permafrost" by: S.J. Norman
  • 1st AD: Neda Sanai
  • Cinematographer: Arthur Oleszczuk
  • Production Design: Henning Müller-Fahlbusch
  • Costume Design: Rike Gleitze
  • Editor: Thanos Papastergiou
  • Sound Design: Frank Gaeta
  • Composer: Diego Gaeta
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