Almost Heaven - Ein Cowgirl auf Jamaika

  • Lively Up Yourself (Working title)
Feature Film | 2004 | Drama | Germany

Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting02.04.2004
End of shooting29.05.2004
Number of shooting days30
LocationsNRW, Jamaica

Project data

Budget2.2 Mio Euro
Film financing
Length of movie102
Picture formatWidescreen Europe (1 : 1,66)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm

Brief synopsis

Helen has always dreamt of singing at the "Bluebird Café" in Nashville, Tennessee. With just a few weeks left to live, it is now or never and she heads for the airport.
But fate has another twist in store for Helen who ends up with guitar and cowboy boots in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
A tear-jerking, foot-tapping feel-good-movie.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Heike MakatschHelen [L]
Nikki Amuka-BirdRosie [SR]
Piet FuchsSecurity [SR]
Wotan Wilke MöhringCarlo [SR]
Katharina SchmalenbergPatient [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantClemens Ehsesdeutscher Teil der Produktion
AccountantRenate Graichen
Director of photographySebastian Edschmid
Camera operatorMarc LuboschB - Kamera
1st assistant cameraAndrea Theis
2nd assistant cameraDaniel Weber
Still photographerTom TrambowJamaika & Deutschland,SF & Poster
Casting directorLeo Davis
Casting directorAnja Dihrberg
Casting directorIris BaumüllerNRW Besetzung
Costume designerBeate ScheelDreh in Jamaica
Assistant costume designerJulia KoepNRW
DirectorEd Herzog
1st AD (local system)Annette Drees
3rd AD crowd (local system)Selim Sevinc
Script supervisorClaudia BredeTeil Deutschland
Assistant editorDaniela Grosch2. Schnittassistenz
Assistant editorAntje Ulrich
Key/dolly gripThorsten QuernerJamaica (2 Mon.) + NRW
GafferMarc Lubosch
Best boyJürgen Tomadinideutscher Teil
Lighting assistantBjörn Schäferzusatz nrw
Makeup artist / hair stylistSusanne JiritanoHOD/NRW + Jamaika
Makeup artist / hair stylistClaudia SchaafNRW
ProducerJudy Tossell
Co-producerUdo HappelStudio Babelsberg Motion Pic.
Assistant-/ junior-producerJürgen Biesinger
Supervising producerOliver Damian
Creative producerKatalin Gödrös
Production designerStefan Schönberg
Assistant production designerEric Fischell
Art directorEric Fischell
Prop masterDagmar WiggenhauserKöln
Standby propsSabine Richter
Set dresserJutta FreyerFlughafen
Prop builderAgata Schubert-HauckPlastikerin- Gitarrenpräpar.
Property driverRené Baumgartner
Line producerMarc Wächter
Unit production managerMarkus BrinkmannProduktionsleiter
Production coordinatorLena Breidenbach
Assistant production managerRobin Meurer
Assistant production managerSebastian Fröhlich
Unit managerJulian Freixa
Set manager/ floor managerStefan Plagemann
Set manager/ floor managerSven Keller
Production driverJoachim Lünenschloß
ScreenwriterEd Herzog
ScreenwriterPaul Herzberg
Production sound mixerBernd Hackmannenglisch/Dreh auf Jamaika
Boom operatorFrank 'Talky' Regente
Boom operatorSylvain Remydeutschland
Sound designerKai Schoormann
Adr recordistHenning Thölert

Production companies

CompanyComment
Egoli Tossell
Zephyr Films [uk]

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Timebandits Films

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
CastingAnja Dihrberg Casting
Extras/Bit Playerdie FilmagentenKleindarsteller / Komparsen
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationProfessional Travel Service GmbH

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 25/08/2005