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 breaking apart. The problem: He wants to stay.
Amy has recently starred alongside Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat in Emma Jane Unsworth’s BIFA Award-winning film Animals, directed by Sophie Hyde.
Born and raised in Belfast. Her mentor Alan Rickman described Amy Molloy as “a great courageous young 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. 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.
MEL PIPER writer-director
LAURA WIECZORECK assistant to the director
BELLA HALBEN director of photography
MEGGY SCHULZE camera assistant
SIMON HUMMEL gaffer, Munich
DANIELA HERZBERG production designer
MAREIKE ALEXANDER costume designer, Hamburg
CLAUDIA GAERTIG effects makeup artist
PER RUSCHKE production sound mixer
DAVID HASENBEIN and ROBERT REZO boom operators
OWAIN LLWYD film music composer
HEIKE GNIDA editor
ANNEKATRIN HARTUNG assistant editor
FANNY DZIERZON assistant editor
Sound facilities: Zeigermann_Audio
VOLKER ZEIGERMANN and SIMON BASTIAN sound designer
Visual Effects by Planet X
DENNIS KLEYN vfx creative director Planet
PEPIJN SCHROEIJERS vfx supervisor
Post-Production facilities: Studio Hamburg Postproduction
WIBKE MELANIE BECKER post-production manager