Sunday, January 8, 2012
Remember the interview I did for QFest back in July with filmmaker Scud? (click for post) Well, that got the attention of a Munich-based film production company (Deutsche Exotik Filmproduktion) which focuses on independent and art-house films – They asked if I would be interested in interviewing director Nikias Chryssos whose first film Tower Block about a young boy who lives with his sadistic,17 year-old, tormenting brother in the slums of Germany, did well on the festival circuit.
Chryssos latest project is called Der Bunker, it deals with education, excessive demands & mental overload. Nikias approaches these topics in his very own style - playful, artistic and at times bizarre - which can be kind of compared the the 2009 Cannes-winner and Oscar-nominated Dogtooth.
If you'd like to check out Tower Block (Hochhaus) The full movie (ca. 40 Minutes) is available on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/4508205
Here's also a link to the production blog for Der Bunker: derbunker.deutsche-exotik.de
Nikias and the Deutsche Exotik crew would be over-joyed to received support on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1688807272/the-bunker
(Note: the cinematic scenes in the above Kickstarter video were shot as moods. They feature the actual actors but are not part of the actual film, which they hope to be able to shoot this Spring 2012.)
Feedback on this filmmaker/films is always welcome!