Feature Film | 2011-2013 | Drama, Thriller | Austria

Shooting data

Start of shooting22.09.2011
End of shooting28.10.2011
Number of shooting days29
LocationsTirol

Project data

Film financing
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negative35mm

Brief synopsis

Maria lebt mit ihrer Mutter und ihrem kleinen Bruder Peter auf einem abgelegenen Hof inmitten der Tiroler Berge. Peter ist traumatisiert und spricht nicht mehr, seit er miterleben musste, dass der Dorfbürgermeister ungesühnt seinen Vater erschoss. Als nicht nur plötzlich die Mutter stirbt, sondern auch Maria vergewaltigt wird, drohen die beiden Kinder zu zerbrechen. Aus Angst davor, getrennt zu werden, versuchen sie, die Ereignisse zu verheimlichen – bis eines Tages eine Sozialarbeiterin vor der Tür steht.


High in the Mountains, a widowed mother dies, leaving her two children orphaned. Fearing being split up they keep their mother’s death a secret. They survive until villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now the siblings must come of age to protect each other and survive.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Maximilian HarnischThe Boy [L]
Sophie LoweThe Girl [L]
Peter StormareMayor [L]
Samuli VauramoThe Hunter [L]
Annica BejhedThe Social Worker [SR]
Hansa CzypionkaThe Priest [SR]
Nelly GschwandtnerHunter's Wife [SR]
Jonas LauxFather [SR]
Jacqueline Le SaunierMother [SR]
George LenzThe Clerk [SR]
Gustaf SkarsgårdThe Butcher [SR]
Peter Stormaremayor [SR]
Peter StormareThe Mayor [SR]
Tim Morten UhlenbrockThe Friend [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantKonstantin Seitz
2nd ADMirjam Erdem
Director of photographyReed Morano
Additional photographyMarkus Blunder
Steadicam operatorThomas Maier
Steadicam operatorErwin Lanzensberger2 Unit Kamera
1st assistant cameraKevin Akers
2nd assistant cameraJoseph Segura
Clapper/loaderCornelia Klapper& 1. AC beim Nachdreh
Clapper/loaderSimone Casagrandebeim Nachdreh, Arriflex 435
Still photographerJulia Richter [1]
Costume designerMaurizio Giambra
Costume designerRegina Schneider
WardrobeElisabeth Binder
DirectorMarkus Blunder
1st AD (local system)Philip L. Seeger
Script supervisorTina HönigDrehsprache: Englisch
Storyboard artistSascha Vernik
EditorJoe Landauer
GafferMatt Walker
Best boyJustin Hullinger
Best boyBrandon Taylor
Best boyRusty (Justin) Bennett
Lighting traineeConnor McDonnald
Makeup artist / hair stylistLorraine Martin
Assistant makeup artistMiko Nishida
ProducerMarkus Blunder
Co-producerMatt Tauber
Co-producerKonstantin Seitz
Co-producerIngvar Thordarson
Executive producerGünther Aloys
Associate producerYuki Matsumoto
Associate producerLeo Baumgartner
Associate producerNorbert Kneißl
Postproduction producerMarko KrinkeHD Producer
Production designerMaximilian Lange
Assistant production designerCaroline Theyson
Prop masterThomas Höltzel
Standby propsJo Wild
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerMiriam Müller
Location scoutLeo Baumgartner
Set builderTobias Günthner [1]Set Bau & Design
Set builderJens WestermannSetbaubühne
Stand by set builderJens Westermann
Property driverFlorian Salzwimmer
Art department traineeShirin Heydaripour
Unit production managerIgor Orovac
Unit production managerJosef PlattPre Production
Assistant production managerPal-Alpar Beno
Assistant production managerConnor McDonnald
Assistant production managerVerena Wahlandt
Assistant production managerShirin Heydaripour
Assistant production managerJaquline Zeindlinger
Assistant production managerAnja Fenzlein
Location managerGerhard Ziegner
Production driverAndreas Knollseisen
Production driverDietmar Künnert
ScreenwriterMarkus Blunder
Sound re-recording mixerMathew Sanchez
Assistant to sound re-recording mixerOmar Barraza
Special effects supervisorWilli Neuner

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit PlayerCreative Creatures GmbHKomparsenmanagement & Gagenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceCreative Creatures GmbHKomparsenmanagement & Gagenabrechnung
Production ServicesCine Tirol Film Commission
Production ServicesThe Cooking Brothers Gödecke OHGCrewcatering
DecorationFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
PropsSonnewaldRequisiten

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Markus Blunder2013Oldenburg FilmfestivalMidnite XpressNominated
Markus Blunder2013Hollywood Film Festival [us]Best Feature FilmWinner
Markus Blunder2013San Diego International Film Festival [us]Best Feature FilmWinner
Markus Blunder2013Film by the Sea festival [nl]Best Feature FilmNominated
Markus Blunder2013Mumbai Film Festival [in]Above the CutNominated
Markus Blunder2013Stockholm Film Festival [se]Twilight ZoneNominated
Markus Blunder2013Max Ophüls PreisSpektrumNominated
Markus Blunder2014Festival de cine de Terror de Molins de Rei [es]Best DirectorWinner
Markus Blunder2014Festival de cine de Terror de Molins de Rei [es]Best Feature FilmWinner
Markus Blunder2014European Union Film FestivalCinema of the European UnionNominated

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseAustriaThursday, 04/12/2014