© Doc Miguel
© Doc Miguel
Indie Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Love, Mystery, Thriller | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting02/11/2018
End of shooting07/12/2018
Number of shooting days20
LocationsKrefeld, Düsseldorf, New York

Project data

Budget625.000 US $
Length of movie91
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

A young American couple, Mark and Olivia, are expecting their first child. Before that, they want to make their dream of a trip to Europe come true. They book private accommodations through an Internet portal and embark on their 4-weeks-journey. On their arrival in Germany Elisabeth picks them up at the airport. She is the daughter of the landlady of Mark and Olivias first accommodation, a tiny house, located at a beautiful lake, in the hometown of Olivia's great-grandparents. They learn that the 82-years old landlady is in the hospital and dying. Elisabeth drives Mark and Olivia to the house. And then the two young people spend their first night in Germany. A night in which Mark gets to know the owner in a special way. The next morning, it is strangely quiet over the house by the lake. And no one will know so quickly what happened a few hours ago.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Elisabeth Kanettis
Olivia [L]
Timo Willman
Mark [L]
Max DrieschBoy in Airplane [GS]
Steffen GräbnerWalter [SR]
Maike JüttendonkDriver [SR]
Rainer LaupichlerProf. Lang [SR]
Madeleine NiescheElisabeth Thun [SR]
Errol Trotman-HarewoodTV-Host [SR]
Ida WielandFrieda [SR]
Renate EsslingerGerda Roth [BP]
Jack's VoiceRobert Lyons


Director of photographyJulia Kampmann
Aerial camera operatorWill Ramos
Steadicam operatorKarsten Jäger
Steadicam operatorJonas Hauser
1st assistant cameraChristian Ludwig
Casting directorSabine Schwedhelm
Costume designerEva Maas
DirectorMichael W. Driesch
1st AD (local system)Stefano Casertano
GafferMarco J. Riedl
Best girlLisa Maria Müller2 DT
Best boyChristian Schaub
Best boyCan Köprülü1 DT
Key makeup artist/hair stylistChris Rossa
ComposerMichael Klubertanz
ProducerMichael W. Driesch
Assistant to producerAnja Bongartz
Production designerPetra Driesch
Art directorMiguel Guillermo
Greens personUwe Engelke
Stand by set builderLeon Linden
Scenic painterMarkus Herten
Assistant to production managerAnja Bongartz
Unit managerStefano Casertano
Set manager/ floor managerMadeleine Niesche
BlockerMarvin Bongartz
BlockerAlper Aygün
BlockerChristian Bartelt
ScreenwriterMichael W. Driesch
Script translatorSteve Wilder
Production sound mixerMoritz Minhöfer
Sound re-recording mixerArne Schultze
Stunt coordinatorTanja de Wendt
Stunt coordinatorSimon Schwarzwald


Lighting and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Lighting and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
Locations and StudiosXamaram Entertainment SE [de]


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Michael W. Driesch2019Accolade Global Film Competition [us]Award of Merit - Movie TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019Cult Critic Movie Awards [in]Best TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019LIAFF - L’Age d’Or Int. Arthouse Film Festival [inMovie TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019Calcutta Int. Cult Film Festival [in]Best Movie TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019Five Continents International Film FestivalMovie TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019Beyond Earth Film Festival [in]Best Movie TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019South Film and Arts Academy Festival [cl]Best TrailerWinner
Michael W. Driesch2019Scorpiusfest [us]Best Director of a Feature FilmNominated
Sabine Schwedhelm2019Scorpiusfest [us]Best Cast of a Feature FilmNominated
Michael W. Driesch2020Vegas Movie Awards [us]Best Inspirational FilmWinner


2020GermanyBastalavista International Genre Film Festival
2020GermanySNOWDANCE Independent Film FestivalDeutsche Premiere
2020USALos Angeles CineFest
2020Great BritainGold Movie Awards
2020USAVegas Movie Awards
2020India8th Delhi International Film Festival
2019CanadaCreation International Film FestivalTrailer nominiert in der Kategorie "Best Trailer"
2019IndiaBeyond Earth Film FestivalNominiert in der Kategorie "Best Trailer"
2019ChileSouth Film and Arts Academy FestivalNominated "Best Movie Trailer"


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyApple TV+Friday, 01/05/2020
First showingUSAApple TV+Friday, 01/05/2020


PremiereSaturday, 25/01/2020Snowdance Independent Film Festival [de]