After the success of George Moorse's short film In-Side-Out, it was obvious for the LCB to also entrust him with the first feature-length film production. Claudia von Alemann gave him the idea to adapt Kleist's novella Der Findling. She was also assistant director for the filming. Several students from the newly founded German Film and Television Academy, where pop culture wunderkind Moorse was hired as a directing instructor, also collaborated. Unlike his wildly colorful directorial debut, Der Findling is in cool black and white. Moorse tells "the story of the ingratitude of an intelligent adopted child, who in his malice (...) destroys his new family, in a style new to him. The result is a strange film whose static images lead as if into hypnosis. Temporally shifted into a future and geographically not fixed, there is a film that does not rebel excitedly and hysterically, but threatens and handles with the stronger force of the dark foreboding, which only gains expression through the bright, almost silent images." (Spandauer Volksblatt, 26.3.1967) Quoted from Zeughauskino, author: Frederik Lang.