IN THE WORKS
Projects currently in pre-production or development.
ONE DAY IN MAY
The film chronicles Iakovos Kambanellis’s first steps back into humanity after the liberation of Mauthausen
Concentration Camp, where the illustrious Greek author remained for four additional months after he and everyone
else around him suffered total dehumanization.
Ernst Gossner: THE SILENT MOUNTAIN, SOUTH OF PICO Screenplay based on the autobiographical novel by Iakavos Kambanellis
Heinz Stussak (Sigma Filmproduktion – Austria) REVANCHE (Academy Award nomination 2009), THE SILENT
MOUNTAIN, LUNA PAPA, MOSTLY MARTHA
Alex Teodorescu (Saga Film – Romania) 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS (Palme D’Or, FIPRESCI Prize – Cannes
Best European Film, Best Director – European Film Awards), THE UNSAVE, OUTBOUND, THE WALK
Jean Gontier & Gianluca Lazzaroni (Greif Film – Italy) OUT OF THE BLUE, ORLANDO, GREEN CARD
Crazy Love tells the story of a fatal amour fou set in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century: a fateful love triangle involving loyalty, submission, boldness and obsession. Faced with the intoxication of the fin de siècle and the social and artistic background of the dawning Modern Age, the friendship between the controversial composer Arnold Schoenberg and the young, genius painter Richard Gerstl turns into a power struggle revolving around Schoenberg’s sensuous wife, Mathilde.
Heinz Stussak (Sigma Filmproduktion – Austria) REVANCHE (Academy Award nomination 2009), THE SILENT MOUNTAIN, LUNA PAPA, MOSTLY MARTHA
Based on themes from the novel Wahnsinnsliebe by Lea Singer
Peter Patzak & Roland Gugganig
In 1925, in his Vienna newspaper office, Hugo Bettauer, 52, successful pulp fiction novelist, warm and witty editor and publisher, is shot. All his life he defended freedom of speech. Otto Rothstock, the killer, is a young Nazi Party follower who opposed the controversial views of his victim.
Director: Samantha Fuller
Producers: Alexander Koschier (SK-Film) and Frank Henschke (Vistamar Filmproduktion)
Südtirol 1961. Der junge Familienvater Anton greift zum Sprengstoff und wird über Nacht zum flüchtigen Heimatlosen. Sein rebellischer jüngerer Bruder Paul, findet sich plötzlich als einziger Bezugspunkt für die Frau und Kinder seines Bruders wieder.
First Prize at the Racconti Script Lab
Funded by IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige
A PAIR OF SILVER WINGS
Inspired by real people and events and based on the novel by renowned Military Historian James Holland, A Pair of Silver Wings, follows the experiences of a young Spitfire Pilot over the skies of England in 1941, through the dark days of the Siege of Malta to the bitter partisan struggle in Italy. Our film is set in two time-frames, that of the Second World War and events in 1995 during the 50th anniversary of the end of the War. At its heart are the great losses he suffers. Despite being an emotional roller-coaster we leave him and our audience with a sense of hope for the future, and that despite great loss, he is, finally, able to move his life forward.
COME WITH ME
A woman stuck in an oppressive relationship moves to Italy with her fiancé, an art history professor. With the help of her liberal Italian neighbors, she discovers herself and falls in love with their adopted son.