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Projekts, Films, Interviews 2018

No Pain Society

Is it possible to overcome pain? Is this is what we are looking for? What happens if we don’t suffer any pain anymore? In this interesting Theater Project I worked as a coach with the three actresses. This kind of exploration is what really matters in Theatre, I believe.

"Massive Dreams"- a project for dancers created by choreographer Antje Velsinger.

During rehearsals in January and February 2018 I coached the dancers and helped them express their intimate needs through body and speech. It is very exciting for me to work with dancers. We all have the same goal, to be truthful and precise and to express our vision of todays world. The means of expression are different but the need is the same.

"Two in the Wrong Movie" by Laura Lackmann

with the wonderful Laura Tonke come into the German speaking cinemas end of May. It was the opening film at the Film Festival "Achtung Berlin 2018". The audience was enjoying it clearly. I worked with Laura Tonke as a coach and supported her in her research for this role. It was tricky to find the right balance between comedy and intensity for this type of film. She did it amazingly well. Like always. Funny and truthful, with ease and yet intense. Just great.

In the international film production "Gomera" by Cornelia Porumboiu

(Sp - En - Romanian) I am coaching Antonio Buil. Here I work with him on his English and his character. Antonio is Spanish, but lives in Switzerland, so English is really a challenge for him. He is amazing. In the film they speak a language I have never heard of before... but I cannot talk about it yet. Fascinating.

"Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Burhan Qurbani

will be shot in a modern version this summer 2018. I am coaching the leading actor Welket Bungué as a dialect coach, because he has to speak in German and English in this film. His mother tongue is Portuguese! I am looking forward to see this film when it is finished. The script is already very promising.

5vor12 (BR)

“Your Coaching paid off well!
Tomorrow we will get the Grimme-Preise for the series:
www.grimme-preis.de
Thank you so much for the precious support."
Niklas Weise

Der Film Pelikanblut von Katrin Gebbe wird im Sommer 2018

in Bulgarien gedreht und ich habe das Vergnügen mit Katrin Gebbe und Nina Hoss bei der Vorbereitung mit dabei zu sein.

Annabelle Mandeng, known as presenter

www.annabelle-mandeng.com und www.twotell.com will be acting as EVA  in the new film Berlin Alexanderplatz by Burhan Qurbani. I coached her and I must say I am impressed by her openness, emotional depth and physical presence on screen. And it was good fun to work with her, too!

Der Läufer (The Runner) by Hannes Baumgartner

will have its Worldwide Opening Night at the San Sebastian Filmfestival  www.sansebastianfestival.com (sept. 21.29, 2018) and later on in Switzerland at the Zurich Film Festival www.zff.com (sept. 27 - 7 oct, 2018)
I was involved as acting coach in the preparation phase. A tough film based on a true story.
All updates and news at: www.contrastfilm.ch/de.