Club Splendida


A Short Film Series by Caio Soares 

Germany 2019 | 23′ | Queer Experimental Sci-Fi Series


Planet Earth is on the verge of a nervous breakdown and a crew of five friends decide to build their own spaceship out of there. On a quest to search for Club Splendida, a rumoured utopia in the depths of outer space, the team hopes to find “the answer to life, the universe, and everything”. Soon they find out the biggest challenges are on their way and not what they expect.


Lee Stevens (GAY)
Elizabeth Göran (SHIRIN)
Joey Steffens (SAMUEL)
leo (DAPHNE)
Mizu Sugai (YAYA)


Director, Writer, Producer | Caio Soares
Co-producer | Paul Niedermayer
Direction Assistance | Ernest Ah
Director of Photography | Zara Zandieh
Camera Assistance/Lighting | Dan Dansen, Nadja Krüger
Sound Recording | Gizem Oruç, Elis Hannikainen
Editing | Caio Soares, Nadja Krüger
Costume Design | Michel Wagenschütz
Set Design | Helena Ribas, Nans Leiding
Music | Molly Nilsson, Olaf Taranczewski, Maxim Franks
Sound Design | Maxim Franks
Sound Mixing | Jochen Jezussek
VFX & Color Grading | Caio Soares

FESTIVALS / AWARDS (selection)

65th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Oberhausen / Germany (Worldpremiere)
Raumerweiterungshalle, Berlin, Germany
Stadtwerkstadt: STWST48x5 STAY UNFINISHED, Linz, Austria
6th Festival de Cine Radical, La Paz, Bolivia
9th Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Durban, South Africa
29th Officially Selected for International Short Film Competition, Festival Curta Cinema, Rio de Janeiro Int. Short Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

silent green Kulturquartier: “STRANGE THINGS”, Berlin, Germany
9th PembeHayat KuirFest/PinkLife QueerFest, Istanbul, Turkey
Zeiss-Großplanetarium: “Retina”, Berlin, Germany
IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal