What happens when we confront isolation with our stories and take away its destructive powers?
To explore this idea film talent from all over Europe came together in Hamburg to shoot a short movie.
Trapped in her world a young woman tells her lover about the beginning of his next story, in which he can travel before literally breaking apart. The problem: He wants to stay.
Amy and I met on our first day at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She is a chameleon, full of energy and compassion and a drive that takes my breath away.
Born and raised in Belfast. Her mentor Alan Rickman described Amy Molloy as “a great courageous young talent.”
Ruben and I met during a production of SWEENEY TODD, his graduating show at the Royal Academy of Music in London. I was and still am intrigued by his talent.
Ruben Van keer is a Belgian actor and singer. He recently played Grantaire in the UK /Ireland Tour of Les Misérables, and Wolfgang Mozart in Mozart! The Musical in Antwerp.
SHADOW PLAYERS is about a strong woman and a loving man, told from the uncommon perspective of a genre woman filmmaker in Europe. I am making this movie for all who believe in the power of stories. As a filmmaker it is important for me to bring together European talent in front of and behind the camera.
With this conviction at heart the short develops momentum beyond its unconventional love story. In times of isolation and social distancing it casts a hopeful glance at our new present.
BELLA HALBEN (director of photography, Hamburg), MEGGY SCHULZE (camera assistant, Berlin), SIMON HUMMEL (gaffer, Munich), DANIELA HERZBERG (production designer, Hamburg), MAREIKE ALEXANDER (costume designer, Hamburg), CLAUDIA GAERTIG (sfx make-up), PER RUSCHKE (production sound mixer, Hamburg), DAVID HASENBEIN and ROBERT REZO (boom operators, Hamburg), OWAIN LLWYD (composer, Wales), VOLKER ZEIGERMANN and SIMON BASTIAN (sound design, Hamburg), DENNIS KLEYN (vfx supervisor, Planet X, Amsterdam), STIJN WINDIG (concept artist, Amsterdam), JAN DAGHELINCKX (visual effects, Antwerp), LAURA WIECZORECK (assistant to the director, Hamburg), HEIKE GNIDA (editor, Berlin), WIBKE MELANIE BECKER (post-production manager, Hamburg), FANNY DZIERZON (assistant editor, Hamburg), ANNEKATRIN HARTUNG (assistant editor, Berlin)