The Arrival

General Information

The Arrival is actually a personal project I shot as part of my application for film university. Despite not being among the final five students, making the top ten certainly was a nice acknowledgement for me as a filmmaker. Due to that, this short is probably my most favorite and one of the projects I was most passionate about while shooting it. 
Set in the present, this sci-fi short centers around a young boy whose infantine curiosity soon sends him on a quest to find the source of a mysterious earthquake. Armed with nothing but his flashlight, the boy begins to search for the unkown only to make an astounding discovery… 

Project Specifications


  • Camera: Canon EOS C100 Mark I
  • Medium: Digital
  • Lenses: Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 & Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4
  • Recording Quality: 1080p FullHD
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Codec: ProRes 422 HQ
  • Recorded to: Atomos Ninja Blade
  • Runtime: 02:40 min.


  • Production Company: LUMA Films
  • Concept & Idea: Matthias Streicher
  • Director: Matthias Streicher
  • Cinematographer: Matthias Streicher
  • Music by: Daniel James
  • Edited & Graded by: Matthias Streicher