Indie Feature Film | 2013-2014 | Drama | Australia, Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting02/12/2013
End of shooting29/01/2014
Number of shooting days35
LocationsBerlin

Project data

Budgetca. 2,5 Millionen €
Length of movie116 min
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)

Brief synopsis

Elixir asks the question, what if the Surrealists were living today in Berlin, alongside punk’s founder Malcolm (McLaren) and a Bosnian vagabond?André (Breton) lives in the Glasshouse, an art residence where provocative artists and writers known as ‘The Group’ have lived for the past 15 years. Located in the heart of Berlin, the Glasshouse is in danger of being swallowed up by commercial development. As fear grows, the solidarity of The Group begins to unravel.Andre, grieving over the death of his closest friend the novelist Jacques (Vache), he has lost his faith as a writer and in the people and place he usually holds so dear. Then one night he meets Lexia who appears to him first as a fallen angel and perhaps also as a saviour.At the same time, Tristan (Tzara), who has been missing in action for 6 months, returns and gives the unraveling group a new goal: a spectacular attack on a fashion/art show by Malcolm (McLaren) during Berlin Art Week. He wants to bring the group back from the brink of obscurity but Lexia’s presence ignites erotic desires and unresolved jealousies. Tristan’s desperate need for redemption and Andre’s fear and resentment are brought to a head. Caught up in a world of loss and wild abandonment, can love friendship and art save these dreamers who yearn for a life free from fear? And will Lexia rise to be the true maverick of them all?

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Swann ArlaudAndrč [L]
Natasha PetrovicLexia [L]
Sebastian PawlakTristan [SR]
Stipe ErçegMelcom [SR]
Jérémie LippmannRay [SR]
Peter BarronRichard [SR]
Robert A. McPhersonRene [SR]
Mateusz KościukiewiczLouis [SR]
Sebastian UrzendowskyDesnos [SR]
Annika KuhlPhilipp [SR]
Christina FlickPaola [SR]
Alexander CogginClem [SR]
Lise Risom Olsen
Persönliche Assistentin -Malcolm [SR]
Hildegard SchroedterPolicewoman [SR]
Carsten StrauchCouncil Officer [SR]
Andreas BrandtBarmann [BP]
Agnes MaiAlina [BP]
Matthias Peikertrevoltierender Kabarett-Gast [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantJens Beyer
Vfx supervisorJan Piccart
Director of photographyMichał Englert
Steadicam operatorRobert Patzelt
Steadicam operatorMarkus Kuballa
1st assistant cameraChristian GrafKOWA 2X
2nd assistant cameraFlorian Bellack
Data wrangler / digital loaderHenry Lais
Video assist/playback operatorHenry Lais
Camera traineeFabio Seyding
Casting directorTanja Schuh
Extras/bit player castingPatrick Winklerfür Filmgesichter
Extras/bit player castingChristin Geigemüller
Costume designerJuliane Maier
Assistant costume designerMelanie Salfert
WardrobeAnna Klering
WardrobeTheresa Anna Lutherdaily crew
Additional wardrobeKerstina Schemmel
Additional wardrobeJulia Huebener
Costume dyeingSonia Inés RochaKB Juli Meier
Costume dyeingAnja VesterlingTextil Artist
DirectorBrodie Higgs
1st AD (local system)Chris Tromboukis1stAD
2nd AD crowd (local system)Frederike Karsch
Assistant to directorJoanna Czarniecka
Script supervisorSilke Engelhardt
Storyboard artistMaximilian Vogel
EditorSuresh Ayyar
Assistant editorHenning Stöve
Key/dolly gripPawel Dylik
Key/dolly gripMarkus Kuballa
Grip assistantJonathan Beck
Grip assistantMariusz Hargot
GafferMathias Stiehler
Best boyJan Quaas
Lighting technician / electricianClemens Kirchner
Lighting technician / electricianHenk Otte
Lighting technician / electricianFlorian Wolf
Lighting technician / electricianVitali Kunath
Additional electricianDennis BünsoRigging
Additional electricianKrzysztof Brzeski
Makeup artist / hair stylistJana Kalgajeva
Additional make up artistTimo Blum
Additional make up artistAnna von Gwinner
Key makeup artist/hair stylistAnnett Schulzekey hair and make up
Hair stylistAndrew Ketteridge
ProducerStuart Scowcroft
ProducerSusanne Mann
ProducerRezso Bodonyi
ProducerPaul Zischler
Production designerSebastian Soukup
Art directorBruno Eritt
Set decoratorTom Hecker
Art department assistantEva Fischer (Frau Katze)Set Dec Buyer
Prop masterNina Hirschberg
Standby propsOliver Kuhlmann
Set dresserLeanne MacKay
Set dresserSandra Wortmannab Januar
Assistent stand by propmanSebastian Hanusch
Location scoutTobias Palmer
Location scoutChristian Meinecke
Stand by set builderMarcus Striedel
Scenic painterEva-Maria Müllerbrainnail
Property driverMax WappenschmittZusatzfahrer Ausstattung
Property driverFelix Eckert
Property driverThomas SchlegelZusatz
Art department traineeVanessa Gundermann
Art department traineeJana Francke
Production managerThomas Rohde
Production coordinatorAnn-Kathrin Weddige
Assistant production managerWiebke Peters
Unit managerIngo Schlösser
Unit managerBernd Reinink
Location managerRobin Nickel
Set manager/ floor managerTim Wustrack
Assistant set/floor managerHenning Wagner
Assistant set/floor managerIna Balon
Set runnerMatthias Wolny
Production driverCosmas KöstersZusatz
Production driverMicha Beise
Production driverMelanie Bähring
PA internElina Foteinou
ScreenwriterAnya Watroba
ScreenwriterBrodie Higgs
Production sound mixerFrank Tenge
Boom operatorChristopher Tartler
Stunt coordinatorMartin Goeres
Stunt coordinatorAndreas Schmitka
ConsultantKristian SternProduction Consultant
Dialogue coachHelene Zylberait

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Trust Film Sales [dk]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
GripARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter | Johanna Ragwitz2013/2014
StuntsPerfect-Action Stuntteam [de]
Lighting and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
Finance/Law/InsuranceCinesure Sydney
Finance/Law/InsuranceMecon Media Concept Ltd. [de]Gagenabrechnung (Komparsen)
Production ServicesastRein FußmattenFußmattenservice
Production Servicesbloc inc filmservice GmbH
Production ServicesGourmetschlitten
Production ServicesMobilespaceProduktionsfahrzeuge
Production ServicesMSB Mietservice Berlin e.K.Miettoilette
Production ServicesNaked Lunch
Production ServicesSchönwitz Filmservice
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbHSB: Sebastian Soukup
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
CostumesPatinierdienst
CostumesPolizeiagenturPolizeiuniformen
DecorationBrainnail
Makeup and HairChris Creatures FilmeffectsHundemasken
Vehicles and aircraftsPolizeiagentur
Image/EditingFxfactory

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Brodie Higgs2015Festival des Deutschen FilmsSpezialNominated
Brodie Higgs2015Internationale Filmfestspiele BerlinPerspektive Deutsches KinoNominated