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Quirk of Fate

  • Quirk of Fate (German title)
  • Eine Laune des Schicksals (Working title)
Short Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Drama, Fairytale | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days12
LocationsKöln, Leverkusen, Wuppertal

Project data

Budgetca. 27.000 Euro
Film financing
Length of movie44
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 Kanäle)

Scenes

  • QUIRK OF FATE (AKA. EINE LAUNE DES SCHICKSALS) - R: Marco J. Riedl - 2010
  • QUIRK OF FATE - R: Marco J. Riedl - 2010

Trailers

  • Quirk of Fate -Trailer

Brief synopsis

Weihnachten ist die Zeit, in der viele Menschen daran glauben, dass es sie gibt...Wunder! Eine „Laune des Schicksals“ veranlasst Luke Hallow, seine Bewährung und wiedererlangte Freiheit aufs Spiel zu setzen, um das Leben seiner achtjährigen Tochter Noel zu retten, die dringend auf ein Spenderherz angewiesen ist. Nur ein Wunder kann ihn davor bewahren, alles zu verlieren...für immer.

Eine märchenhaftes "WEIHNACHTSDRAMA", das alle Herzen im Sturm erobern wird!


“Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist”— Billy Wilder. A quirk of fate leads Luke Hallow to risk violating his parole and losing his newly-won freedom. He has to save the life of his nine-year-old daughter, Noel, who urgently needs a donor heart. Only a miracle can keep him from losing everything...forever.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Wotan Wilke MöhringLuke Hallow [L]
 Katharina WackernagelEve Hallow [L]
 Patrick Mölleken
Toby [SR]
Aleksandra BechtelTV-Reporterin [SR]
 Bejo DohmenPete Gridlock [SR]
 Klaus LehmannHarvey [SR]
 Ronald Nitschke
Jack Gridlock [SR]
Ian OdleSanta Claus [SR]
 Charles RettinghausDr. Peterson [SR]
 Tabea WillemsenNoel [SR]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photography Marco J. RiedlRED ONE
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyMarc Steinicke
Camera Departmentsteadicam operatorDaniel PilleRED 4k
Camera Department1st assistant cameraMax Schulte
Camera Department1st assistant cameraMatthias HofmeisterRED ONE
Camera Department1st assistant cameraJohannes MielschVertretung
Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technician Jakob Creutzburg
Camera Departmentstill photographer Kai Schulz
Castingcasting directorJörg PastlerSupporting Cast
Costume Departmentcostume designer Frank Bohn1950-1960

Facilities

Department CompanyComment
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit Player cologne casting pool Thomas Müller
LightingLighting and Utilities CINEGATE GmbH
ProductionFinance/Law/Insurance Howden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)Versicherung
ProductionProduction Services step GmbH
Production DesignCostumesKB: Frank Bohn
Production DesignCostumes Theaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
Production DesignPropsa la Dings Fundus Köln
Production DesignProps FTA Film- und Theaterausstattung GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Marco J. Riedl2010Max-Ophüls-Preis 2011Mittellanger FilmNominated
 Frank Bohn2011Golden Door Int' Film Festival [us]Best Costume Design/Short & FeatureNominated
Wotan Wilke Möhring2011Golden Door Int' Film Festival [us]Best Male Actor in a ShortNominated
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Maverick Movie AwardsBest ActressNominated
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Los Angeles Reel Film FestivalBest Feature ActressWinner
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Los Angeles Reel Film Festival [us]Best Student Film ActressWinner
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Golden Door Int' Film Festival [us]Best Female Actor in a shortNominated
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Los Angeles Movie Awards I [us]Best Actress (Student)Winner
 Katharina Wackernagel2011Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood [us]Best ActressWinner
 Mark Olaf Formanek2011Los Angeles Reel Film Festival [us]Best Feature Production DesignWinner