SUSPENDED BY MY SKIN
UK\Germany (Channel 4, 2023) Directed by Claudia Hampton Format: Documentary short Filmmaker Claudia Hampton has a fascination with skin suspension! In her first film for a broadcaster, Claudia focuses on an exploration of suspension and dives firsthand into the subversive practice of piercing your skin and then hanging from it on hooks.
Denmark (2022) Directed by Line Berg Cinemathography by Hedda Stølen Sound by Clementine Briand Fire Brothers is a portrait of not just young men, but a depiction of intimate male friendship, exploring the complexities of how men connect - and how they don’t. Through observing eight childhood friends on a weekend trip to a cabin, the film captures a pivotal moment in their lives when they start to redefine what it means to be a man and a friend.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Norway (2022) Directed by Hedda Stølen Camera and Sound by Aleksander Młynski, Line Berg and Carmina Orozco All the people in the Norwegian village of Lista, have one thing in common. Their ancestors escaped poverty, and went to the US for a better life in the 19th century. Therefore, Lista have become entranced with American culture. Having renamed itself the American Lista, - the village’s biggest event is the yearly American festival. There we meet Norwegian Asbjørn, who lived the American dream in the 60s. And Kristy, who escaped her life in the US 40 years ago.
DEALING WITH DAD
UK\Germany (2022) Directed by Claudia Hampton Camera: Carmina Orozco, Hedda Stølen, Claudia Hampton Sound: Carmina Orozco, Claudia Hampton Music: Kalpa Animation: Claudia Hampton On the 8th anniversary of his death, Claudia starts to research and investigate the life of her father, Desmond. She grew up with an enormous number of legendary stories from his past that have formulated him into a kind of mythical figure, which was further exaggerated by grief and his death. Claudia looks into his participation and eventual shipwreck in the 1982 "Around the World Alone" sailing race. Aiming to unpick this glorified image and find the reality of the man.
Germany (2022) Directed by Carmina Orozco Cinemathography by Elise Humbert Sound by Clementine Briand Maria is a young Austrian poet who struggles with chronic depression and explores it through art. Hayo is constantly fighting to keep balance and mask his autism. Obsession is an experimental portrait of two minds trying to fit into what society calls "normality".
WORK IN PROGRESS
HOW TO HIJACK A PLANE
Poland\Germany (Furia Film, 2023) Directed by Aleksander Młyński Produced by Małgorzata Małysa, Karolina Galuba Production company: Furia Film Format: Feature Documentary Production stage: Development A documentary about the hijacking of a Polish domestic plane which ended up landing in… West Berlin in 1982.
Germany (2023) Created by Farrago Collective Format: Docu Series Production stage: Funding What is Elvis doing in a village in Norway? What’s up with the Indian prayer circles in Germany? Why are Italians running around in forests wearing kilts? And how did a Brazilian telenovela become the most popular show in 1980s Poland? Sometimes the things that are closest to your heart can be far away...
FROM HERE TO THERE
USA/Germany (2023) Created by Farrago Collective Format: Nonfiction Podcast Production stage: Funding Why is it illegal to shoot a yeti on sight? And how come a certain Mr. Salmon Dream in Taiwan can’t change his name? In this podcast, an international team combs the globe to dissect the most interesting, strange, and unique rules in the world. And, in the end, reveals one important fact — that they’re all made up.