THE TIGRESS

synopsis

A lonely 50 year old African American female bodybuilder thinks her only chance for acceptance is finally winning the world title, but when she’s faced with the harsh reality of being the target of a white man’s fantasy and a rigged system, she decides to fight back and choose friendship over fame.

director

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 started working on his Bachelor of Arts degree in Directing in Salzburg. He finished his studies at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne where he graduated with honours in 2015 and completed his diploma film “Henry”. In 2016, Fussenegger wrote and directed the dark comedy TV show “Die Schilehrer”. Currently, he is working on his debut feature film “The Tigress”, a hybrid between a classic sports film and a psychological drama inspired by and adapted from his documentary film “I Am The Tigress”.

SCREENPLAY

Zazou RÖVER

Röver is a German scriptwriter & dramaturgist. Since graduating from the internationally renowned Berlin DFBB Film Academy, she has been working as a freelance screenwriter, film dramaturgy and lecturer for various audiovisual media (film, tv, radio, internet).

Many of the screenplays and film projects she has been involved with were funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, the BKM, the Saxon Cultural Foundation or the Goethe Institute and gone on to screen at film festivals such as Berlinale, Max Ophüls Preis and Doc Leipzig. As a film dramaturgist, Röver has mainly worked on documentary films such as  the winner of the Max Ophüls Prize 2010 “My Globe Is Broken In Rwanda” and Berlinale 2014 entry “Arij – Scent Of Revolution” .

In 2016, Röver began working for Funfairfilms in collaboration with Philipp Fussenegger to develop the dramatic material for several of his projects. Their current screenplay project for the international feature length film “The Tigress” will be both their feature film debut. The project  was invited to be presented at a pitch summit in Saarbrücken and received funding from 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.

Founded in 2016, Leitwolf Filmproduction is a Hamburg based independent production company run by Rüdiger Wolf, Anette Unger and Sven Rudat.

Leitwolf Filmproduction 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
EXECUTIVE 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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