CELINE! / PRE-PRODUCTION

synopsis

CELINE! tells the story of a body builder who tries to pursue her dream of family life and a professional sports career, but is sidetracked by the darker side of the industry in the shape of BDSM and PEDs. On her road to the big goal she also encounters prejudice and discrimination.

director

Philipp Fussenegger grew up in a remote valley in the heart of the Austrian Alps. After a classical piano education at the Music Conservatory he started his career as a photographer and writer. In 2005, he began studying towards his Bachelor of Arts degree in Directing in Salzburg, concluding his studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, from which he graduated with honors in 2015. „Henry“ is his diploma film. In 2016, Fussenegger wrote and directed the black comedy tv-show “Die Schilehrer”. Currently, he is working on his debut feature film: ALINA! a hybrid between the classical sport lm, and a psychological drama. It presents as a blockbuster, like for example Pumping Iron, but is, in its storytelling, closer to complex Arthousefilms, such as Hanekes “The Pianoplayer”

SCREENPLAY

(Born. 24. July 1976, DDR) is a German scriptwriter & dramaturge. Since graduating from internationally renowned Berlin dffb screen academy, Zazou Röver has been working as a freelance screenwriter, film dramaturge and lecturer for various audio- visual media (film, tv, radio, internet).

Many of the screenplays and film projects she was involved in were funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the BKM, the Saxon Cultural Foundation or the Goethe Institute, and presented at (inter)national film festivals (eg Berlinale, Max Ophüls Preis, Doc Leipzig). As a film dramaturge, Röver has mainly worked on documentary films, for example the winner of theMax Ophüls Prize 2010 “My globe is broken in Rwanda” (by Katharina von Schroeder), or Berlinale 2014 entry “Arij – Sent of revolution” (by Viola Shafiq) .

In 2016, Zazou Röver, began working for Funfairfilms where, together with author, director and producer Philipp Fussenegger, she developed the dramatic material for several of his projects. Their current screenplay project for international feature length film “Celine”, will be the feature film debut for both. The project  was invited to be presented at pitch summit Debüt im Ersten in Saarbrücken and got funding by Film and Media Funding NRW.

cast

crew

DIRECTORPhilipp Fussenegger
SCREENPLAYPhilipp Fussenegger & Zazou Röver
PRODUCTION MANAGERSujmo Raphaela Akcali
ECECUTIVE PRODUCERMichael Steinwand
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYDino Osmanovic
SOUND DESIGNMoritz Kerschbaumer
EDITORJudy Landkammer

details

RUNNING TIME90min
SHOOTING FORMAT4k, COLOR
ASPECT RATIO16:9

PRODUCTIONFUNFAIRFILMS
FUNDINGFilmstiftung NRW

contact

PRODUCTION MANAGERSujmo Raphaela Akcali

sujmo@funfairfilms.com
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERMichael Steinwand

michael@funfairfilms.com

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