A short film by Magdalena Herfurtner


"Five Moments" is an experimental music short film drama about the loss of a loved one, featuring live-on-set recorded art songs, from romantic to modern, embedded in atmospheric, ethereal soundscapes. 

Creative Team


Director, Writer, Lead Actress

Magdalena Herfurtner is a German musician, filmmaker and performer, resident in London. 

A classical music education and a passion for film, music, and painting have formed her as an artist over the last fifteen years and led her to diverse experiences in the world of art. 

Magdalena studied Vocal Performance at University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich and Screenwriting at Central Film School London.

She co-produced the multi-award-winning short film The Power of One Coin (2018), line-produced Sergei Alexander's feature debut Your Eyes on Me (2019), and has written and produced the short dramas Trinette (2019) and Sacrifice (2020), which she also composed the soundtracks for.

Since 2020, her main focus has been her music project Madil Hardis.



Musical Director

Ted Ganger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and studied piano and conducting at the Juilliard School in New York, before going to Germany. He worked as a conductor and coach in the opera houses of Frankfurt, Mannheim, and Darmstadt, among others, conducting over 40 operas, operettas, and musicals. As a piano soloist, chamber musician and lied partner, he has performed throughout the world.

From 1998 till 2017, Ted Ganger was a faculty vocal coach at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He followed this with three seasons at the State Theater of Augsburg, Germany, responsible for coaching the opera soloists and advising the management. From 1998 to 2008 he also played keyboard instruments with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ted Ganger wrote his first song in 2009; about a year later, he wrote a second one. In 2011, he recorded the first twelve songs on the CD Late Early Songs. It was followed by the albums Feeling My Way, Notes From My Underground, Inside and Out, Complicated Heart, Turning The Pages and On the Edge. All of his recordings, complete CDs as well as individual tracks, are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.
Ted Ganger has performed his songs throughout the United States and Europe.