The Water Flux

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. – Heraclitus


Have you ever felt really thirsty? Have you ever been in the rain? Have you ever seen the ocean? Human life is designed by the perpetual presence and need of water. As the water flux changes, we change as well. Yet this relationship has had an evolution in which humanity has played a major role and has found different senses to water’s existence, thus we create different definitions of our existence. Water is life, but water is also joy, love, dreams, wealth, business, adventure, misfortune, destruction or death. Through water we live and through it we see ourselves, our days past and our days to come. What is water to you?

The Water Flux is an audiovisual web-based collaborative experiment in which we see ourselves in this world. It collects short personal documentary films from all over the world exploring our relation with water, either in abundance or lack, no matter if water is tears or clouds, or if we drink it or flush it. It is a space for discussion, for artistic experimentation, for environmental awareness, for political outreach and mainly for everybody to express their (his or her?) ideas on film.

“Living Habits”: my graduation film for the Erasmus Mundus Master Course Docnomads

Portugal 2014
Director: Tobias Pehböck

Grazianos and Ursulas living habits are a bit different as you may know. They live with their 11 year old daughter Jamila for more than 17 years in their camper van.  During my finals semester with Docnomads I joined them in their life, living myself in a camper van. We shared stories, food and places to be. Out of the time together my graduation film “Lebensgewohnheiten” was formed. With this film I graduated my studies with Docnomads in 2014. The Erasmus Mundus Master Docnomads was one of the most inspiring times in my life. Travelling with a wild bunch of documentary filmmakers was exciting, shootings short films in three different countries, learning from different experiences made in the filmindustry all over the world.

Fresh Roots

Budapest 2014
Director: Tobias Pehböck

The short documentary “Fresh Roots” follows the passionate B-boy Ren in his life as a breakdancer in the capital of Hungary. He sketches the development of the Hungarian Breakdance Scene and describes the main value of the Hip Hop movement in Europe while traveling to a breakdance battle with his friends and Crew mates. They have one common goal: to present the Hungarian on the international Breakdance floor.

Somoskői Ren Mihály
Noris Lobontiu
Aitner Dora
Ali Abovo
Balázs Schally
Bogdan Purice

Directing, Camera, Editing – Tobias Pehböck
Soundrecording – Manuel F. Contreras, Tobias Pehböck
Translating – Asia Dér, Sari Haragonics, Rebeka Balogh
Found footage from “Fresh Roots Clan” and “Funkademy”

Supervision: Break DJ Zielak
DJ Zuluwail – Bboy Rock the beat Vol.3 (
KAZAHAYA – “Remember Hip Hop ft. D-Story, Wax and Herbal T, Braille” (

Special Thanks:
Somoskői Ren Mihály,
Aitner Dora
Urban Dance Studio
Szederkényi Zsolt
Csordás Gábor
Fazekas Róbert
Ali Yo
Manuel F Contreras
Umair Bilal
John Sohel Rahman
Peter Kerekes
Allan Rosenthal
Kékesi Attila
Tamás Almási
Kollányi Tamás
Erika Winkler
Sziopisz Mária
and the Crew of the warehouse

The Wor(l)d Juggler

Lissbon 2013
Director: Tobias Pehböck

“The wor(l)d juggler” is a documentary about the young passionate Hip Hop Artist Malaba and his way of achieving attention for his music in the colorful Hip Hop Scene in Lisbon, Portugal. Malaba is working hard long nights recording his music in the studio, promoting his music by wearing shirts with the saying “I sell original hip hop music” and giving concerts in every small pub in Portugal.

Malaba lives in a small village close to Lissbon with his girlfriend and their 4 year old son Bruce. His decision to give up his well paid job as personal trainer in a gym to concentrate on his music, had the result that his family now struggles with money issues. So Malaba needs to work once a week in a private Club in Lisbon, where he is serving drinks to earn some money for his family.

Malaba faces now two completlely different lives he has to juggle with. On the one hand he needs to support his family and be a father, on the other hand he is chasing his dream, to bemusician and live the life of a rapper.



A Singapore Ghost Story

Singapore 2012
Director: Tobias Pehböck

“A Singaporean Ghost Story“ is a documentary about the people living in Singapore, about their believes, their wishes and fears. While talking to the people in this busy, developed citiy, I could find some interesting customs and traditions and it seems like there’s a strong belief in ghosts in this multicultural society.

Is Singapore haunted by Ghosts and where do this incidents happen? Are the ghost dangerous and would they harm you? Why do people believe in Ghosts and are People able to see them?