TIGRESS IN THE CAGE

synopsis

As she faces the last year of her career, an aging African American female bodybuilder searches for her true self when she gets a second chance to reconnect with her past.

director

Prinz Philipp Fussenegger

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

Zazou RÖVER

(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.

PRODUCER

ANETTE UNGER

Managing Director and Producer at Leitwolf.
Majoring in cultural studies, Anette gained a comprehensive understanding for a film‘s lifecycle through working in the various fields of the film industry.

Leitwolf Filmproduktion is a Hamburg based independent production company run by Rüdiger Wolf, Anette Unger and Sven Rudat, founded in 2016. Our focus is high quality content for TV and cinema.

Leitwolf Filmproduktion tells original, moving stories for a broad audience. We work with the whole spectrum of creatives – promising young talents to multi-award winning filmmakers.

cast

crew

DIRECTORPhilipp Fussenegger
SCREENPLAYPhilipp Fussenegger & Zazou Röver
Co-AUTHOR/SCRIPT-CONSULTANTAlexis Smiley Smith
PRODUCERAnette Unger (Leitwolf)
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 / LEITWOLF
FUNDINGFilmstiftung NRW

contact

PRODUCTION COMPANYFUNFAIRFILMS
Radetzkystr. 21,
6850 Dornbirn, Austria

michael@funfairfilms.com
www.fffyeah.com
Leitwolf Filmproduktion GmbH
Schulterblatt 58
20357 Hamburg , Deutschland

andrea.kuehnel@leitwolf.de
www.leitwolf.de

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