Film Plakate für Tom ATkins Blues | © Alex Ross
Feature Film | 2009-2010 | Drama | Germany

Main data

Shooting data

Number of shooting days11
LocationsBerlin

Project data

Length of movie78
Picture formatTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Picture material positiveHDV
Sound formatStereo

Scenes

  • TOM ATKINS BLUES - R: Alex Ross - 2009
  • TOM ATKINS BLUES - R: Alex Ross - 2009
  • TOM ATKINS BLUES - R: Alex Ross - 2009

Trailers

  • Tom Atkins Teaser #1 HD
  • Tom Atkins Teaser #2 HD
  • Tom Atkins Teaser #3 HD

Brief synopsis

For 13 years Tommy has worked in the Spätkauf at the heart of Berlin Prenzlauer Berg; an integral part of people’s daily lives, a place to buy anything you might need out of hours. Every night and all day Sunday. With ska, reggae, & dub playing out of the speakers onto the street.
Then the local supermarket opens until midnight every night, the takings plummet and with ever dwindling regular customers, the decision is made to close the shop.
Tommy recalls the past, portrays the present and predicts the future with the friends and customers as they all try to come to terms with the loss of this local institution. Tommy is forced to confront and reflect upon the change and upheaval in his life as well as facing some difficult home truths.
An energetic mixture of fact and fiction, made without television or arts funding, supported and sponsored by individuals and companies in Berlin who simply want to see this film made. Undiluted and unfettered.


Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Stefan LochauKalle [L]
Alex RossTom Atkins [L]
Sebastian ArranzSebastian [SR]
 Petra Marie CamminEmilia Galoppi [SR]
 Ian Dickinson
Ian [SR]
 Megan Gay
Megan [SR]
Annette GleichmannAnnette [SR]
Nora HoehleNora [SR]
Jakob IljaApplejack [SR]
Udo KroschwaldViktor [SR]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMartin Parry
Camera Departmentstill photographerLina Ernst
Director's Departmentdirector Alex RossWT OS Film Festival Honorary Mention
Editingeditor Alex Ross(als Sam Lowry & Archibald Tuttle)
EditingeditorSam Lowry
EditingeditorArchibald Tuttle
LightinggafferRonald Deter
MusicSong Jakob Ilja/ Darsteller
Producerproducer Alex Ross
Producerco-producerThomas Albrecht

Production companies

CompanyComment
Alex Ross Produktion

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Alex Ross Produktion

Facilities

Department CompanyComment
CameraCameras and Utilities Cine plus Media Service GmbH & Co.KG
VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/Transfers Cine plus Media Service GmbH & Co.KG
VFX / Post ProductionSound (Postproduction) K13 Studios Berlin (formerly K13 Kinomischung)

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Alex Ross2010WT OS Int. Film Festival [no]Competition - Honorary MentionWinner
 Alex Ross2010Iasi International Film Festival [ro]FictionNominated
 Alex Ross2010Filmz MainzFictionNominated
Alex Ross2010WT OS Int. Film Festival [no]Competition - Honorary MentionWinner

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 26.08.2010