THE TIGRESS

synopsis

With 17-inch biceps and back muscles to make any man jealous, The Tigress is also a vulnerable human being who struggles with self-doubt, discrimination and acceptance. The film delivers rare insight into the subculture of female bodybuilding and the world of BDSM. It is an unconventional love story between Tischa (48) and Eddy (60) who deeply loves Tischa and is the only person who accepts her for all that she is. 

director

Philipp Fussenegger

Fussenegger is an Austrian screenwriter, director and producer. 2010 he successfully finished his Bachelor of Arts in directing in Salzburg. Then he studied 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 currently can be seen on Amazon-Prime.
He also directed numerous short films.
Fussenegger achieved his first success as a producer with the medium-length diploma feature “Best Man”. “Best 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 & KAMERA

Dino 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 theFilm Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He wenton to study cinematography at the Munich Academy of Television and Film in 2010, where he is currently finishing his master thesis. In recent years, he has worked onnumerous films as a cinematographer. Important filmsinclude “Jenny”, which was nominated for the German Short Film Award and “Kreatura”, which was nominated for the Golden Frog Award in the feature length documentary film competition at Camerimage 2017.

He has already worked together successfully with funfairfilms as a cameraman for “Henry”, which was awarded the First Steps Award and nominated for the Austrian Film Prize, but also for and “Best Man” which won the Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018 and was nominated for the Austrian Film Prize.

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 the following subject areas: “the Hong Kong cinema Wong Karwais”, “the history of stereoscopic 3D film” as well as “transcultural documentary film and Jean Rouchs ethnofiction films”. In 2015 he completed the Masterclass 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” and currently he’s the producer for the documentary film project “The Tigress”.

editor

JUDY 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 last film project “Bester Mann” premiered at the 2018 Max Ophüls Film Festival where it won the jury prize for Best Mid Length Film. She co-founded Coven Berlin in 2013, an artists collective that promotes the deconstruction of social norms around gender and body, elevates sex positivity, and redefines structures involving race and immigration through visual, written, and installation art.

cast

THE TIGRESSTischa Thomas

crew

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

details

TITELTHE 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