CAST

(in order of appearance)

Alina

Josefina Vilsmaier

JOSEFINA VILSMAIER is the youngest daughter of the director Joseph Vilsmaier and the actress Dana Vávrová and grew up with film. She was already acting at the age of 2 in productions such as “The Great Bagarozy”. Her roles grew steadily and she appeared in many other films. In the film “Bergkristall”, directed by her father, Joseph Vilsmaier, she played the leading role “Sanna”, for which she was nominated for the Undine Award and received the special prize “The White Elephant” at the Media Award. In “Marlene” she appeared as Marlene Dietrich’s six-year-old daughter Maria. She had another leading role in the film “Mein Vater, seine Neue und ich”. After that she played in “Männer lügen nicht” and after graduating from high school in “Meineidbauer”. She did internships at theatres in Berlin and also worked as a filmset-manager in Munich. But her talent has brought her back to acting. The current feature film is a strong comeback.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0898458/

Christa

MIRIJAM VERENA JEREMIC

MIRIJAM VERENA JEREMIC grew up in Belgrade in a German-Serbian family, where she completed her long-term training in performing arts. Myriam’s motto is “I come from nowhere in somewhere”, referring to her mixed roots. In Berlin she studied at the renowned “UdK”, which she graduated with a master’s degree in 2006. This was followed by workshops in English with Giles Foreman, Paul Miller (Drama Center London) and Seamus McNally, among others. Mirijam caused a sensation with the role of Jasmina Lauschevic in the feature film “Endlich Deutsch”, a mockumentary directed by Lutz Heineking Jr., which was nominated for the 2015 Grimme Prize. There are also appearances in German film and television productions, such as: Die Ketzerbraut, Tsokos Zerschunden, Other parents, Der Sportpenner, Für Umme and many others.

http://mirijamverena.de/
https://www.luisaheldmanagement.com/mirijam-verena-jeremic

Jessica

SALBER WILLIAMS

SALBER WILLIAMS is a Portuguese-Zimbabwean actress. She moved to Berlin in 2017 to study acting at New York University.In parallel to her acting studies, she quickly began to work in national and international film productions. Today you know Salber Williams from “The Escape”, produced by the Swiss Art Awards; “Family Trip” (2019) nominated at the Toronto Black Film Festiva; the Pan African Film Festival; “Bail” (2020) on Amazon Prime and “The Queens Gambit “(2020) on Netflix. She is currently shooting the lead role in the feature film” The Ferryman of Mallorca “.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7624498/
https://www.luisaheldmanagement.com/salber-williams

Lucy

SILKE POPP

SILKE POPP has been playing the successful businesswoman, entrepreneur’s wife and mother Uschi Kirchleitner, who has her heart in the right place, in the very successful Bavarian TV series “Dahoam is Dahoam” for 11 years. Before training as an actress at “Schauspiel München”, she graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich with a degree in communication studies. Initially, her path led her to various stages throughout Germany. For more than 15 years she has worked regularly for the German Television. With “Dahoam is Dahoam”, Silke Popp won the Bavarian Television Award, the German Audio Film Award and the Cross Media Award. For her performance in the series, she was awarded the Felix Burda Award “Engagement of the Year” in 2016.

http://www.silkepopp.de/

Melissa

VALENTINA SAUCA

VALENTINA SAUCA is a German actress with Romanian heritage, it is 25 years that she is working in film and television productions in Germany and internationally.
Her career started in France where she won the prestigious scholarship ‘Classe Libre’ at the Ecole Florent in Paris. Since then she appeared in numerous Film, TV and Theatre Productions under the direction of several prominent directors. A break through role was ‘Mortel Transfert’ by Jean Jacques Beineix. A character actress with energy, sensuality and humour. This multifaceted and cosmopolite actress speaks 4 languages fluently, that allow her an easy access to different Film worlds.

https://www.luisaheldmanagement.com/valentina-sauca
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0766516/

Madame Hartmaier

UTE BRONDER

UTE BRONDER is an actress, speaker, author and coach. After completing her acting training in Munich, she first acted for several years at the National Theatre in Mannheim, where she performed Paul Maar’s first “Sams” on German stages, among others. Back in Munich, she also worked as a voice-over artist in dubbing, wrote gags for TV, short stories, poetry, and acted in various TV and cinema productions. In “Forsthaus Falkenau” she played “Frau Sailer” for several years. She toured throughout Germany with her own production “Titten, Tresen, Temperamente”. She can currently be seen as “Judge Meywald” in the TV series “Kanzlei Berger”. She also continues to work as a coach for the series “Dahoam is Dahoam”.

http://www.utebronder.de/

CREW

Author, Director, Producer

BRIGITTE DRODTLOFF hosted the German-language children’s programme on Romanian television for seven years and graduated from the renowned Film and Theatre Academy in Bucharest. Since moving to Germany, she has worked as a successful screenwriter, director, script editor, producer and manager of international cultural events. She wrote hundreds of TV series for the German television, TV-features and worked as a successful director for theater plays. Her short film, “Human” (OMUL) was awarded the rating “Especially Valuable” by the German Film Rating Board, invited to 47 international film festivals and has received six international awards. Her historical feature film “Marie, Queen of Romania” (screenplay and co-director) became the biggest audience success in Romania in 2019. In 2020 she wrote, directed and produced the film project LOS(GE)LASSEN. She is in the board of the German Screen Writers Guilt VDD.

www.brigitte-drodtloff.de
www.imdb.me/brigittedrodtloff

Author, Producer

JÖRG SCHNITGER graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich in 1996 in the field of film production. He has worked for film and television as a screenwriter since 1996. His first short film “Ein schöner Tag” (A Beautiful Day) received the rating “valuable” and premiered in Hof. The first independent documentary film, for which he was responsible for camera, editing, writing, directing and producing, was presented at DOKFest in Munich in 2017. In 2020, he co-wrote and co-produced the independent film LOS(GE)LASSEN.

www.schnitger-film.de www.imdb.com/name/nm0774193/

Director of Photography, VFX-Specialist

FRANK GLENCAIRN studied in communication design with focus on photography. He became an Art-Director and photographer for different commercial agencies, worked for two years as a Creative-Director FFF at Excom and as a Visual Effects specialist and Editor at Digitalfilm. At Mediacity he continued to work on several projects in Development Digital Media, as an editor and camera operator. Later he was a Senior Editor und DP at Digimedia United and also lecturer for digital editing und visual FX at University of Salzburg. Since 2006 Senior Editor und DP at Saturday Evening Post.

https://frankglencairn.wordpress.com
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3458874

Composer, Co-Producer

ANNE NIKITIN is an Ivor Novello and EMMY-nominated composer, best known for her work on Bart Layton’s critically acclaimed heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS and BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER.  She was named Classic FM ‘Composer to Watch’ and ‘composer who should be on your radar’ by Film4. Her latest project FATE: THE WINX SAGA, a young adult fantasy series created by Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries), was Netflix’s #1 most watched show worldwide during its first weeks. Other recent projects include LITTLE BIRDS, a six-part Sky Atlantic series; the fantasy movie FOUR KIDS AND IT; SOULMATES, an anthology series for AMC created by William Bridges; Agatha Christie’s THE PALE HORSE, a series for BBC/Amazon Prime, nominated for a Music+Sound Award; LOST GIRLS, a Netflix movie; UNTOUCHABLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN nominated for two Emmys; and STARDUST. Anne is a voting member of BAFTA, The Ivors, and The Academy of Motion Pictures.

https://www.annenikitin.com
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1870110/

Composer

TOM KELLY is an orchestrator, conductor and composer. Recent projects include orchestrations for COCA-COLA CHRISTMAS 2020, EXTINCTION: THE FACTS, FATE: THE WINX SAGA, LITTLE BIRDS, FOUR KIDS AND IT, THE PALE HORSE. As a conductor, HAVE YOU HEARD GEORGE’S PODCAST (with the BBCCO) and TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL.

 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4887081

Editor

CORINA DIETZ-HEYNE is one of the best-known and most renowned film editors in Germany. She has made a name for herself over decades with major TV films – from “Kir Royale” to impressive Tatort formats. She has worked for the most famous German directors Helmut Dietl, Uwe Timm, Niki Stein and Margaretha von Trotta and edited award-winning feature films presented at international film festivals: “Die Samenhändlerin”, “Ich bin die Andere”, “Vision – Aus dem Leben der Hildegard von Bingen” and “Rockabilly Requiem”. Her filmography includes a considerable list of television and cinema films, series and documentaries.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0226322/
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corina_Dietz

Sound

TIM HÖFER has been working for Bavarian Television in the ENG department since his training as an audio engineer (SAE Munich, diploma, 1997). His tasks there include sound recording for series, sitcoms, TV talk shows and documentaries. Tim Höfer has been playing drums since his school days. Music brought him to sound engineering. After completing his education, he opened a recording studio in 1997, mainly producing music. Bands such as Los Natas, Dozer, Colour Haze and Sonny Vincent recorded there. The studio existed until the early 2000s. He also freelances and has his own new small recording studio for audio post-production for music, films and podcasts. For example: The documentary film ‘Im Herzen der Alpen, “Zwischen Schönheit und Zerstörung”, the image film “Gemeinde Pullach im Isartal – Wirtschaftsstandort Pullach”, the action film “One Shot Left” (the first action feature film without editing), the feature film “Toprak” or the podcast “The Marblemachine”.

https://ara-tonstudio.de/
https://www.crew-united.com/de/Tim-Hoefer_47109.html

CREDITS

Produced by
Brigitte Drodtloff, Jörg Schnitger, Anne Nikitin

Unit Production Manager
Brigitte Drodtloff

First Assistent Director
Jörg Schnitger

Second Assistent Directors
Patricia Gusovius, Cleopatra Medvetchi

Co-Producer
Friedrich Altewische, Frank Glencairn

Associate Producers
 Daphne Popescu, Dr. Bernd Jung, Luisa Held Management
Julia Drodtloff, Anika Drodtloff, Hans-Joachim Berndt

Visual Effects
 Frank Glencairn

Set Design
Friedrich Altewische

Costume Design
Renate Schönian

Make-up Artist
Gissou Milani

Make-up Assistent
Carolin Kininger

Script-Supervisor
Cleopatra Medvetchi

Camera Operator
Daniel Schweinert

Camera Utilities
Kameraverleih Licht & Ton KLT GmbH

Set Lightning
Frank Glencairn, Daniel Schweinert

Production Sound Mixer
Tim Höfer

Boom Operator
Antje Reichmann

Assistant Editor
Christian Heyne, Jakob Tauber

Safety Supervisor Patricia Gusovius

Postproduction Supervisor
Brigitte Drodtloff

VFX Editor
Frank Glencairn

Orchestrations by
Tom Kelly
Flutes
Mikey Davis

Bassoon
Elizabeth Trigg

Violin 1
Tom Pigott-Smith

Violin 2
Marije Ploemacher

Viola
Eoin Schmidt-Martin

Cello
Peter Gregson

Bass
Laurence Ungless

Guitars
Adam Double

Recorded at
Air Edel Studios, London

Recording Engineer
Nick Taylor

Assistant Recording Engineer
Olly Thompson

Score Mixer
Adam Miller

Mixed at
Mix Shop London

Score Producer
Anne Nikitin

Score Supervisor
Amanda Street at DNA Music

Soundtrack
Madame Butterfly Act II “Un bel di vedremo” by Giacomo Puccini, lyrics by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica

Performed by
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Miriam Gauci (soprano), Alexander Rahbar (conductor)

Licensed courtesy of
Naxos Music UK Limited

« Hey Ladies »
Tom Kelly, Adame Double, Anne Nikitin

Lyrics by
Brigitte Drodtloff, Anne Nikitin

Vocals
Jenny Bowden

Radio Presenter
Larissa Bothor

Supervising Sound Editor
Tim Höfer

Dialogue Editor
Daniel Dietenberger

Colorgrading
Frank Glencairin

Titles
Frank Glencairn

Subtitles English
Brigitte Drodtloff, Anne Nikitin, Edmund Fota

Drawings
Mirijam Verena Jeremic

Edit & CGI Drawings
Edmund Fota

Paintings Set
Lea Jade

Still Photography
Daniel Schweinert, Jörg Schnitger

Legal Advice
Stefan von Moers

Location
Diessen am Ammersee (Bavaria/Germany)

Catering
Verena und Horst von Estorff

Website
Absolute Media GmbH, Edmund Fota

Genre: Dramedy

Length: 84 min

Format: 2,40:1 / Cinemascope Standard
Native Format: Blackmagic RAW, 4,6 K
Camera: Blackmagic

Scorpion Lenses

Original Language: German

Shooting Time: 28th of September – 3rd of October 2020

 

SHOT UNDER EXTREME CONDITIONS:

An independently shot film, without funding, which could only be made with the help of private investors and wonderful friends. The whole film was shot 28th of September till the 3rd of October 2020, in the middle of the covid crises, under strict observance of all hygiene and safety rules. The location was the apartment of a loyal friend in the picturesque Diessen am Ammersee.