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boy in Mongolian mountains looking down in to a valley with a river at sunriseWe came a long way with The Singer. A bunch of amazing people came together for post production. We’re so happy to have Bernhard Wießner for the montage of the movie on board. Our heart goes out to all people who helped us on the way. Editing commences these days in Berlin.

 

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Two more days, and we’ll be relocating to Shanghai, China.

Our film is almost in the can, I’m looking forward to meet the excellent producers who have been prepping the China part of our shoot.

Have a look at what we got done so far in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. My 1st AC, Lambert Strehlke, was kind enough to get some screen shots sorted for us:

 

It’s screening time. This spring, many of the films I shot in the last years, found their way in to cinemas and/or entered the festival circuit.

Girls Who Smoke has been selected for the United Nations’ Through Women’s Eyes  series at the Sarasota Film Festival, USA. Director Tawnya Foskett mailed me:

It was fabulous on every level.  Would go into more detail but our producer Laurie and I are fried as we had a 13 hr festival day today!  Tomorrow we are going to the beach!

Alice Gruia, director of Rodicas is touring with the Audi Festival of German Films through Australia. After having premiered at Berlinale 2012, this bittersweet documentary finds now its audience in cinemas. Alice Gruia and Leander Haußman, the two German directors traveling with the festival organized by the Goethe Institute, are having a ball. The next screening of Rodicas will be in Melbourne, 22nd of April, @18:00, Kino Cinemas, Collins Street. There’s a Q&A with Alice after the screening. A great interview about the film you can read here: “Best Secrets are Left Untold”

Tomorrow, Saturday the 21st of April, Cheryl Dunye‘s latest film Mommy is Coming will screen on the IFFF in Cologne. Since I’m nominated for the National Award for Women Cinematographers 2012 for Rüdiger Goerlitz’ nicht weit von mir, I am thrilled to be at the IFFF this year for two lovely occasions. Having been sold out four times at Berlinale 2012, Mommy is Coming is touring cinemas in Germany and worldwide currently. – It’ll screen in Munich @Werkstattkino opening the 26th of April. There’s a Q&A after the screening on Monday, the 30th of April. – For screening times near you, please visit the homepage of the film.

It’s kind of sentimental: I love being on set, shooting, telling a story, work with directors, cast&crew. But sometimes it’s oh so much fun when you’re simply hanging out in the cinema, plunge a bit deeper in to your seat in the dark and see the script unfold like  magic on screen. – Movies are amazing!

Here’s trailers of all four films I spoke about above:

Girls Who Smoke trailer

nicht weit von mir trailer

Mommy is Coming trailer
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Rodicas trailer

She first listened to Jennifer Hixson’s true story, whilst cooking. A live recording from The Moth, it played on NPR’s “This American Life”. Hixson’s spunky voice made her put the cooking spoon away, sit down and listen. Eventually, the story touched her so strongly, that New York City based director Tawnya Foskett decided, to turn the story in to a film. – Read where the film took Tawnya here.

As the film hits the festival circuit, we’re glad to announce that it will have its world-premiere in the town we shot the film in. Girls Who Smoke in Asbury Park @ The Garden State Film Festival this Saturday, March 24th. More info and tickets here.

Read a great interview with director Tawnya Foskett about her movie here. Become a Facebook fan of the movie here.

How will technical setups change your story? Director Cheryl Dunye and I had a great time exploring this with students at the California College of the Arts, where Cheryl holds a seat as Associate Professor. – Here some images of a feature we shot together, Mommy Is Coming, which will have its world premiere at Berlinale 2012.

 

 

nicht weit von mir (not far from me) will be screened for cast&crew on the 18th of July in Berlin and on the 21st of July in Munich. Please get in touch to secure your seat.

nicht weit von mir (not far from me), a feature I shot in 2009/2010 in Bavaria, Germany, will be screened in Berlin for all supporters, cast&crew. If you’d like to participate as a gust, please contact me for details.

 

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