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.
This Friday, 22:15 on the Melbourne Queer Film Festival.
Mommy is Coming is a raunchy queer sex-filled romance set in the international melting pot that is Berlin. A take on screwball romantic comedies, director Cheryl Dunye (The Watermelon Women, The Owls MQFF 2011) adds sexual imagery to her ingenious form of storytelling. Mommy is coming, and boy does she come! Australian Premiere.
… Mommy is Coming in Germany in cinemas and elsewhere on this planet to film festivals…people seemingly are loving it! – Which is wonderful.
Check screening dates in a town near you on the films homepage or simply Facebook-Like us here and stay tuned.
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Prefer youtube and wanna share the trailer there? – Go here to find Mommy is Coming on YouTube.
Having been thrilled about Mommy Is Coming being selected for the Berlin International Film Festival 2012, I found out now that another film I shot got in to Berlinale:
Rodicas’, by director Alice Gruia will have its world premiere there. It was so much fun making it. And so much has happened since. My congratulations to the team and: See you there!
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.
…this is how you imagine a film shoot about free education in schools such as Summerhill, where students decide themselves what they wanna do and when they’d like to do it. For the shoot, before all those team-premieres, I spent a lovely time in Dartmoor, UK, and Freiburg, Germany. We’ve been working for Doing Nothing All Day, a documentary, that takes the idea of participation further by offering each and any one to be part of the movie. How? Check it out here.
Partially crowd-funded, you can support the film here and follow updates on Facebook here.
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.
The Filmstiftung NRW funded documentary Rodicas, directed&produced by Alice Gruia, shot by Sanne Kurz, has its cast&crew premiere on 4th of June in Cologne, Germany. It’s definitely worth to meet the two Rodicas upfront on the film’s homepage. What a set of lovely Ladies they are!
Last spring I shot in Israel a trailer for Doing Nothing All Day, a documentary about democratic education. Now, the Bavarian film Funding Body fff announced their positive funding decision. Read all about the involvement of broadcaster BR in this project here or visit the homepage of the film here.
Many great new things are to come in 2011. We had a good meeting with the Bavarian film funding body fff last week. nicht weit von mir (not far from me) had its first screening at fff with music and to my regret not with our lovely grading. But what shall I say: Julia Rappold, head of the funding division overseeing the production of nicht weit von mir, she seemd to like it. Have another look at the trailer of the film here.
Other great news is that German broadcaster BR, thanks to the introduction through fff, joined the supporting team behind Doing Nothing All Day, a documentary by Munich based artist Margarete Hentze – my congratulations on that.
Her efforts not only helped create the collaboration with BR, but hopefully will result in positive answers by funding bodies Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film and fff over the next weeks.