Almost Heaven - Ein Cowgirl auf Jamaika

  • Lively Up Yourself (Working title)
Feature Film | 2004 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting02.04.2004
End of shooting29.05.2004
Number of shooting days30
LocationsNRW, Jamaica

Project data

Budget2.2 Mio Euro
Film financing
Length of movie102
Picture formatWidescreen Europe (1 : 1,66)
Picture material negative35mm
Picture material positive35mm

Brief synopsis

Helen has always dreamt of singing at the "Bluebird Café" in Nashville, Tennessee. With just a few weeks left to live, it is now or never and she heads for the airport.
But fate has another twist in store for Helen who ends up with guitar and cowboy boots in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
A tear-jerking, foot-tapping feel-good-movie.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Heike MakatschHelen [L]
Nikki Amuka-BirdRosie [SR]
 Piet FuchsSecurity [SR]
Wotan Wilke MöhringCarlo [SR]
Katharina SchmalenbergPatient [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
production accountantClemens Ehsesdeutscher Teil der Produktion
accountantRenate Graichen
director of photographySebastian Edschmid
camera operator Marc LuboschB - Kamera
1st assistant cameraAndrea Theis
2nd assistant camera Daniel Weber
still photographer Tom TrambowJamaika & Deutschland,SF & Poster
casting directorIris BaumüllerNRW Besetzung
casting directorLeo Davis
casting directorAnja Dihrberg
costume designer Beate ScheelDreh in Jamaica
assistant costume designerJulia KoepNRW
directorEd Herzog
1st assistant director Annette Drees
AD Runner / Set-PASelim Sevinc
script supervisorClaudia BredeTeil Deutschland
assistant editorDaniela Grosch2. Schnittassistenz
assistant editorAntje Ulrich
key/dolly grip Thorsten QuernerJamaica (2 Mon.) + NRW
gaffer Marc Lubosch
best boy Jürgen Tomadinideutscher Teil
lighting assistant Björn Schäferzusatz nrw
makeup artist / hair stylist Susanne JiritanoHOD/NRW + Jamaika
makeup artist / hair stylist Claudia SchaafNRW
producerJudy Tossell
co-producer Udo HappelStudio Babelsberg Motion Pic.
assistant-/ junior-producerJürgen Biesinger
supervising producerOliver Damian
creative producerKatalin Gödrös
production designerStefan Schönberg
assistant production designerEric Fischell
art directorEric Fischell
prop master Dagmar WiggenhauserKöln
standby props Sabine Richter
set dresser Jutta FreyerFlughafen
Propbuilder Agata Schubert-HauckPlastikerin- Gitarrenpräpar.
property driverRené Baumgartner
line producer Marc Wächter
unit production manager Markus BrinkmannProduktionsleiter
production coordinator Lena Breidenbach
assistant production managerRobin Meurer
assistant production manager Sebastian Fröhlich
unit managerJulian Freixa
set manager / 3rd ADStefan Plagemann
set manager / 3rd ADSven Keller
production driverJoachim Lünenschloß
screenwriterEd Herzog
screenwriterPaul Herzberg
production sound mixer Bernd Hackmannenglisch/Dreh auf Jamaika
boom operator Frank 'Talky' Regente
boom operator Sylvain Remydeutschland
sound designerKai Schoormann
adr recordistHenning Thölert

Production companies

CompanyComment
Egoli Tossell Film [de]
Zephyr Films [uk]

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Timebandits Films

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Casting Anja Dihrberg Casting
Extras/Bit Playerdie FilmagentenKleindarsteller / Komparsen
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationProfessional Travel Service GmbH

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 25.08.2005