Grimm Love

  • Butterfly - A Grimm Love Story (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2005 | Thriller | USA

Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting10/03/2005
End of shooting18/04/2005

Project data

Budgetca. 5 Mio US$
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Film negative stock35mm

Brief synopsis

Katie Armstrong, a young American woman studying Criminal Psychology in Germany finds herself inexplicably drawn to a murder case which would soon become the subject of her thesis. The psychology behind Oliver Hartwin, a homosexual cannibal killer who advertised on the Internet for a lover willing to be murdered and devoured as the ultimate act of love and self-sacrifice. As a woman whose past relationships have all failed, Katie doubts her own ability to find love and becomes obsessed with understanding their relationship.

While researching Oliver, Katie becomes entrenched in his life, and begins delve deeper and deeper into his past. She explores his childhood and the childhood of his victim looking for any clues as to what made him become what he is today. Piece by piece she fleshes them up by retracing both of their lives systematically. Their homes, their jobs, their relationships. From children into adulthood, she begins to lose herself in their story.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Thomas HuberSimon [L]
Nikolai KinskiOtto [L]
Thomas KretschmannOliver [L]
Keri RussellKatie [L]
Guido BöhmWhitness [SR]
Tatjana Clasing
Hanna [SR]
Alexander MartschewskiRudy [SR]
Jörg ReimersOlivers Vater [SR]
Sybille J. Schedwill
Frau Schinder [SR]
Horst D. ScheelProfessor [SR]
Nikolai WillArbeitskollege [SR]
Helga Bellinghausen
Simons Mutter
Jonas GruberRainer


Production accountantSylke Nitz
Director of photographyJonathan Sela
Scuba dopSascha Mieke
Camera operatorTobias Klauke2nd Unit
1st assistant cameraChristian Kitscha2nd Unit
1st assistant cameraTobias Klauke2nd Unit&Nachdreh
1st assistant cameraThomas Schinz
1st assistant cameraMichael HauptfleischUnterwasser-Unit
2nd assistant cameraChristian TemmeVertretung
2nd assistant cameraAmi Rodrigues
Clapper/loaderChristian Kitscha
Video assist/playback operatorSharon Siemund
Still photographerTom Trambow1 DT
Still photographerMartin Kurtenbach
Casting directorSabine Schwedhelm
Costume designerAnne Jendritzkoteilw. histuorisch 70 iger Jahre
Assistant costume designerTheresa Esterhazy
WardrobeElena Braun
Costume design traineeAnn-Katrin Schlutz
DirectorMartin Weisz
1st AD (local system)Paul Gray
2nd AD crowd (local system)Julia Klusendick
Assistant to directorJulia Kopper
Script supervisorDinah Rauenbusch
Assistant editorPatricia Testor
Key/dolly gripSven HäseKran und remote techniker
Key/dolly gripKlaus DaubenbergerRemote Technician
Key/dolly gripIngo Hilden
Grip assistantKim Mikkelsen
Grip traineeSebastian Schmitt1 Tag Zusatz
GafferGerd Zimmermann
Best boyEmil Jevtic6 Tage OB
Lighting technician / electricianYork NeudelZusatz
Lighting technician / electricianMartin Walocha
Lighting technician / electricianStefan Hiegemann
Lighting technician / electricianDirk Oerter-MarkgrafZusatz
Lighting technician / electricianMarcel Flienert
Lighting assistantNoah Vogler3 Wochen. add. Wrap
Lighting assistantPaul MaschlankaZusatz
Key makeup artist/hair stylistRebecca Sommer
Assistant makeup artistCorinna Vaassen1st
Assistant makeup artistTanja Kern
Fx makeup artistTamar Aviv
Fx makeup artistJörn Seifert
Supervising producerNicole Bardohl
Production designerJörg Möhring
Assistant production designerOliver Munck
Construction coordinatorKlaus Rudat
Prop masterMarkus Schaffrath
Set dresserMike Thiemann
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerSlawomir Zajac
Set builderMichael WirthStudiobau,Requisitenbau, SFX,
Scenic painterSusanna Schnibbe
Prop handSonja Münten
Art department traineeRoy Herzog
Line producerCordula Betz
Unit production managerMichael MenkeUPM
Production coordinatorNicole Schaffrath
Unit managerWolfram Gumbert-BrewittCoordinator/ Locationmanager
Location managerBabak M. A. Behrouz
Set manager/ floor managerRené von Saint-George
Production secretaryMaria Haase4 Wochen als Zusatz
Production assistantAndre Dreyer
Production driverIngo Jansen
Production driverDina Bönsch
Production sound mixerMatthias Haeb
Production sound mixerBernd Hackmannenglischsprachig
Boom operatorFrank Haßelmann
Second boom operatorMarko VinokicVertretung
Sound traineeBastian Büßer-2.Tonassistenz
Special effects technicianNiklas VoigtFX-Regen
Child supervisorMelanie StahlMedienpädagogische Fachkraft
Loss adjusterMichael StrickerSchadenabwicklung

Production companies

Atlantic Streamline


Cameras and UtilitiesARRI Rental Deutschland GmbH
CastingAgentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbRRollen, KDs, Komparsen
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
Production ServicesOnkel Toms HütteCatering
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbHAP: Michael Naguib
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Anne Jendritzko
Makeup and HairTwilight CreationsFX-Make-up,Dummybau
Special EffectsCFX Spezialeffekte GmbHWettereffekte


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 09/03/2006