spotlight #18: Axel Ranisch, Gabriella Hámori, Milton Welsh and more

spotlight #18: Axel Ranisch, Gabriella Hámori, Milton Welsh and more

Hi everybody, the feature film of young upcoming director AXEL RANISCH turns to a really successful movie (private screening for Harvey Weinstein, two award´s at this years SLAMDANCE, many awards as best feature film on festivals all over the world and now Axel´s movie won a special award at the German Short Movie Award….which was established for especially this movie…. Or MEHDI NEBBOU who co-stars for ENGLISH VINGLISH (that´s the first Bollywood movie which co-stars an actor from a foreign country who went to huge success….), so Mehdi Nebbou is become to be a star in Indian cinema… This and some other great news of our represented talents below….

AXEL RANISCH director of DICKE MÄDCHEN/ HEAVY GIRLS, German cinema release on 15th November, screenings + info, Trailer

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Awarded at the Slamdance Film Festival 2012 (Jury Special Award – Axel Ranisch, Spirit of Slamdance Award – Axel Ranisch), awarded at the German Short Movie Award 2012 (best movie with more than 30-78 min.), nominated for the First Steps Award 2012 (Feature Film – Over 60 Minutes Length/ director Axel Ranisch), nominated at the Warsaw International Film Festival 2012 (Free Spirit Award – Axel Ranisch) and many more!

Theatrical Release: „HEAVY GIRLS“

Dear friends,

now it has actually happened: my diploma film „HEAVY GIRLS“ will be theatrically released in German cinemas. Who would have thought that? Me never! I’m still speechless and happy given that such a small and cost-effective film can exert such an effect on the audience … even after one year of continuous festival touring (50 festivals in 13 countries and 16 awards). And all that for a movie, which my two brilliant lead actors Heiko Pinkowski and Peter Trabner as well as my own wonderful grandma Ruth Bickelhaupt and myself shot in just ten days with a budget of just over 500 Euros using nothing but our very own mini-DV camera. Without a team, without compromise and without premeditation. Simply for the love of shooting and acting.

“… HEAVY GIRLS is outrageous and impressive. A formal imposition that annoys you and that you struggle against. And yet you’re enticed to engage in it because it comes across like an act of liberation – which is why the means of storytelling are adequately correponding to the story that is told here:

Now it’s your turn! My colleagues and I would be delighted if all of you had a look at our cheeky little Opus 1 and/or recommended it. And if you buy a movie ticket, you can always pay for it with a good conscience: Because a quarter of every single movie ticket is invested in our next film.
Hugs and best wishes for a cheerful November! Yours, Axel

DELPHINE CHANÉAC stars for THE BIG BLACK, directed by Oliver Kyr, German festival premiere at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart, 30th November/ 8:00 pm/ Metropol cinema 3, webside + trailer, tickets

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DELPHINE CHANÉAC stars also for TRANSPORTER- THE SERIES directed by Stephen Williams and others, produced by Luc Besson. It started on October 11th in Germany on RTL with really good TV ratings. 2,04 Millionen of the 14- to 49- year- old watched it!
Weekly on Thursday, 08:15pm, RTL, next episode on November 15th, trailer, info

GABRIELLA HÁMORI stars for THE EXAM, directed by Péter Bergendy, in the european competition at the Arras Film Festival 2012 (November 09th-18th), screenings: November 15th/ 04:30pm, November 17th/ 09:30pm, Info + Trailer

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GABRIELLA HÁMORI was awarded as best actress for her performance in THE EXAM at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival 2012. The movie was also screened at Karlovy Vary and Montreal and was awarded at the Chicago International Film Festival (New Directors Competition – Péter Bergendy)

MILTON WELSH stars for JOHNNY UND DIE LEICHTIGKEIT/ JOHNNY AND THE LIGHTNESS, directed by Steffen Boseckert, Milton Welsh was awarded as best actor for his performance at the Milwaukee Short Film Festival 2012, Info + Trailer

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MILTON WELSH will also shoot for the pilot of BINNY UND DER GEIST/ BINNY AND THE GHOST, a new series for Disney, directed by Sven Bose and the movie UNTER FEINDEN/ BETWEEN ENEMIES, directed by Lars Becker

MEHDI NEBBOU stars for his first Indian feature, the big Bollywood production ENGLISH VINGLISH, directed by Gauri Shinde, Trailer, IMDb

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After his shooting for ZAPPELPHILIPP, directed by Connie Walther and his shooting for the feature SEIN LETZTES RENNEN/ HIS LAST RUN, directed by Kilian Riedhof side by side with the German star Heike Makatsch he is now shooting for the french feature JOSEPHINE, directed by Agnes Obadi which he also stars for.

DANIEL STEINER stars again for the famous German tv crime series SOKO Leipzig as the returning character Lorenz Rettig in the new season, November 16th, ZDF, weekly on Friday, 09:15pm, info, Daniel in SOKO!

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NEW represented by Das Imperium talent agency: PETER CHAFFEY
He speaks fluent English, Serbian, Croatian and French. PETER CHAFFEY stars for MONTEVIDEO- BOG TE VIDEO, directed by Djagan Bjelogrlic which is the most famous TV series in Serbia, MILOS BIKOVIC is the other lead in the series and also a big star.

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PETER CHAFFEY is attached to star for the new feature by Dritan Huqi (The Albanian)