THE WHALE AND THE RAVEN

Documentary

Director: Mirjam Leuze

A remote island inhabited by ravens, wolves and two whale researchers. A small town, which is on the drip of the industry. An indigenous village, grinded between protecting their territory and the pressure of creating jobs. How do people in the Canadian Great Bear Rainforest handle the arrival of the gas industry? A multi-perspective view on a social conflict.

In her previous film “Flowers of Freedom”, director and ethnologist Mirjam Leuze attended a group of female kyrgyz activists and became witness of a remarkable development.

„One of the best documentaries in the past year at the Berlin Film Festival.“ Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg 2015

Status: Shooting

In co-production with ZDF/Arte, TOPOS Film Cologne, Red Cedar Films and Off Islands Films, Vancouver. In cooperation with Vizion. Development supported by the FFA, Production supported by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW

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EICHENHAIN

Drama

Script & Director: Rainer Kirberg

An ancient forest in Germany left to itself and used only sporadically: as hunting ground, as sanctuary, as place of reflection, as final resting place. Eichenhain is about four encounters between the forest and human beings. In a period of 2000 years, the nature has become a silent witness of conflicts and dilemmas, in which the human being is exposed to his sense of transcendentalism.

„Eichenhain is a metaphysical trip through our existence, an ethnographical tragic comedy, which is glancing incorruptibly and condescendingly at the human kind in all of its malice and greatness.“

Rainer Kirberg Kirberg studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. As a filmmaker, he published four features, including the in 1980 released cult film: Die letzte Rache. Besides known actors such as Tcheky Karyo (Nikita), Erwin Leder (Das Boot) and Peter Lohmeyer, he also worked with the Dalí-Muse and Disco-Queen Amanda Lear and the underground film legend Kenneth Anger.

Status: Preparation for Production, Financing

Production preparation supported by Film und Medien Stiftung NRW

LOCKVÖGEL

Episodic Drama

Script & Director: Redmond Entwistle

A young man and woman are caught up by a story about the RAF. In 1985, a US-soldier gets lured out of a disco in Wiesbaden and gets killed. The forensics gradually turn into a re-enactment of the events. Soon, they find themselves in the role of temptress and victim.

„Both of my protagonists, Simone and James, have lost control in the present, so they are trying to orientate themselves with the help of myths from the recent past. Attracted by the roles of the soldier and the political activist, they follow a story which is not their own. Essentially, they are looking for an opportunity to understand themselves and to leave their marks on this world.“ Redmond Entwistle

With Lilith Stangenberg („Wild“) and Lee Daniel behind the camera („Boyhood“, „Dazed and Confused“, „Before Sunrise“ etc.)

Status: Preparation for Production, Financing

Production preparation supported by Hessenfilm und Medien, in co-production with sehstern Film Production, Frankfurt.

MR. RIGHT NOW

Comedy

Script: Luise Brinkmann & Elena Hell

Director: Luise Brinkmann

Narrowly escaped from imprisonment, impulsive FRAUKE accidentally runs over AMOR – the God of Love – who just quit his job because of being lovesick. Now she not only has to help him recover but to stand by the realm of Gods so that love doesn’t disappear from earth.

Status: Project Development & Financing

Selected for the FIRST MOVIE PROGRAM 2017

 

BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS

Drama

Script & Director: Asimina Proedrou

Stergios is a Greek fisherman and farmer living on the border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. He is afraid of going to jail for a fraud he committed some time ago and starts to traffic migrants across the border to repay the money he took. But soon he finds himself trapped by the mafia and his family starts falling apart.

Status: Financing

Supported by the MEDIA Programm 2017
CNC Development Award & Initiative Film Services Award @ Cross Roads Co-Production Forum 2016

In Co-Production with Argonauts Productions (GR), Libre Cine (HU) and EZ-Film (FR)

LAS DISTANCIAS

aka WISHING FOR TIME TO STAND STILL

Drama

Director: Elena Trapé

„We all think that beyond a certain age you’ll hear a click and you’ll understand everything. But that click never comes.“

Olivia, Eloy, Guille and Anne want to surprise their friend Cosmas and are paying him a visit for his 35th birthday in Berlin. Even though his friends took the long way from Barcelona upon themselves, Cosmas doesn’t seem to be pleased to see his old study-friends again. Cosmas seizes the opportunity and escapes in the first night. With his disappearance, he sets something in motion…

Status: Postproduction

Serviceproduction for Coming Soon Films (Barcelona), Associate Producer Isabel Coixet

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HANNA HYPED UP

Children’s Film

Writer: Corinna C. Poetter

Hanna (12) is a real “Social Media Junkie” and quite popular in the web. Her stepbrother Cornelius (9) activates an unknown app on a mysterious smartphone and sends them both on a trip to the year 1887, in a little village in the Eifel. At the end of their turbulent adventure, in a time-period where practicalities of modern life still hadn’t been invented, Hanna comes to realize that what matters most in life is counting on each other.

Status: Script Development