I AM THE TIGRESS

synopsis

‘I Am The Tigress’ follows Tischa ‘The Tigress’ Thomas as she competes with the sole goal to place number one in the world as a female bodybuilder. With 17-inch biceps and back muscles to make any man jealous, Tischa’s life is defined by training and working as a dominatrix to support herself financially. Her only real connection is with her roommate Eddie who attends all of Tischa’s competitions as her support team. When she loses her shot at the title and her dream is shattered, can Tischa discover the life waiting for her off the stage?

director

Philipp Fussenegger

Fussenegger is an Austrian screenwriter, director and producer. In 2010, he successfully finished his Bachelor of Arts in Directing in Salzburg. He went on to study at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts where he shot his highly acclaimed diploma film “Henry”. He received the First Steps Award 2016 and was nominated for the Austrian Film Award 2017.
In 2016, he wrote the comedy TV series “Die Schilehrer” and directed the pilot “Geld spielt keine Rolex” which can both be seen on Amazon Prime.
He has also directed numerous short films.
Fussenegger achieved his first success as a producer with the medium-length diploma feature “Main Man”. “Main Man” was most recently awarded the Max-Ophül-Prize 2018 for Best Medium Length Film and was also nominated for the Austrian Film Prize 2019. Philipp Fussenegger is a member of the German Film Academy and the GABA Film Initiative LA.

Co -DIRECTOR & CAMERA

Dino Osmanovic

Osmanovic was born in Doboj, Bosnia, but moved to Austria at the age of 7. He completed his studies in Multi Media Art at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During his studies, he spent an Erasmus semester at the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He went on to study cinematography at the Munich Academy of Television and Film in 2010 where he completed his diploma. In recent years, he has worked on numerous films as a cinematographer including “Jenny”, which was nominated for the German Short Film Award, and “Kreatura”, which was nominated for the Golden Frog Award for Feature Length Documentary at Camerimage 2017. He also worked as cinematographer on the insider documentary “Germania” which went on to be distributed in German cinemas. His latest work “Saudade” won the IDFA Award (Student Section) in Amsterdam.

His past work with Funfairfilms as cinematographer include“Henry” which was awarded the First Steps Award and nominated for the Austrian Film Prize and “Main Man” which won the Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018 and was nominated for the Austrian Film Prize. “I Am The Tigress” is his directing debut. Since May 2019, Osmanovic has been working as an artistic and scientific assistant at the University of Television and Film Munich in the Institute for Cinematography.

PRODUCER

Michael Steinwand

During his master studies at the University of Cologne in Theatre, Film and Television Science, Ethnology and Sinology, he completed two semesters abroad at the Film Academy Beijing / China. In 2013, he completed his studies in subject areas of the Hong Kong cinema of Wong Karwais, the history of stereoscopic 3D film and transcultural documentary film. In 2015, he completed the Master Class in Non-Fiction at the International Film School in Cologne.

Since 2011, he has worked as a producer and production manager for various film productions. In 2017, he joined Funfairfilms as executive producer for “Main Man”. He is the producer for the documentary film project “I Am The Tigress”.

EDITOR

JUDY LANDKAMMER

Landkammer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Multi Media Art at Salzburg in 2010. From 2011 to 2014, she worked for Peter R. Adam as an assistant editor. She has been a freelance film and video editor since 2014. Judy Landkammer’s first feature film “The Misandrists” celebrated its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017. Her film project “Main Man” premiered at the 2018 Max Ophüls Film Festival where it won the jury prize for Best Mid Length Film and was nominated for the Austrian Film Award 2019. She co-founded COVEN BERLIN in 2013, a queer feminist artists collective and online platform, that has exhibited in institutions like neue Gesellschaft der bildenden Kunst (Berlin), Schwules Museum (Berlin), and Municipal Gallery Arsenal (Poznań). Over the past years, she has worked multiple times with directors and artists such as Bruce LaBruce, Matt Lambert and Philipp Fussenegger (currently “I Am The Tigress”).

cast

THE TIGRESSTischa Thomas

crew

DIRECTORPhilipp Fussenegger
CO- DIRECTORDino Osmanovic
CAMERADino Osmanovic
EDITORJudy Landkammer
DRAMATURGYZazou Röver
RESEARCH & PRODUCTION MANAGERSujmo Akcali
PRODUCERPhilipp Fussenegger
Michael Steinwand

details

TITELI AM THE TIGRESS
STATUSPre Production
RUNNING TIME90min
SHOOTING FORMAT4k , SONY FS7
ASPECT RATIO16:9
GENREGENRE
PRODUCTIONFUNFAIRFILMS
FUNDINGBKM

contact

PRODUCTION MANAGERSujmo Raphaela Akcali

sujmo@funfairfilms.com
PRODUCERMichael Steinwand

michael@funfairfilms.com