Princess Shaw

Princess Shaw

It is the age of New Media, and people of all ages and kinds, all around the world are posting an endless stream of video clips online at any given moment. Every day, tens of thousands of web surfers cram their video notes into virtual bottles, toss them into the boundless ocean that is the internet, and pray that they are found. All they want is for someone to pick up their bottle and find the treasure hidden inside it.

Kutiman is surfing and looking for new talents for his new album. Last time he released a THRU YOU album on Youtube it got more than two million clicks in a two weeks.

Now he found the princess…

Ophir Kutiel aka Kutiman, an Israeli musician, spent the past few years creating audiovisual symphonies entirely out of musical clips that people posted online from all over the world. The first project was published five years ago. It immediately went viral and Time Magazine chose the project as one of the fifty top innovations of the year. It was a breakthrough in the way that art is created and distributed, using the principles of free content.

In September 2014 Kutiman unveiled his new symphony THRU YOU TOO online starting with the single GIVE IT UP that within a couple of days only got more than 700’00 clicks and received raving reviews worldwide (see links to reviews at the bottom).

It revolves around ‘Princess’, otherwise anonymous, who performs her songs online without any musical accompaniment. Kutiman creates an elaborate musical production out of her songs, complementing an original piece with various other musical offerings posted by amateur musicians around the world.

The camera uncovers the Princess’ story and accompany her, Samantha, as she goes about her life, both before and after the release of the musical project in which she is the main star. In order to maintain the element of surprise, the protagonists are filmed at the starting point, knowing only that they are participating in a documentary about songwriters online. During the shoot, both the project and the film’s objective will be revealed. Samantha – The Princess – got only one day after the release of the single online an offer from an Australian record company.

Through You Princess is a film about loneliness, the human longing to be heard, to obtain recognition, to be loved. It is a film about long-lasting anonymity in a world constantly creating new stars. It is a film about talent, persistence, and the arbitrary connection we all have to success.

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“An exciting and almost unbelievable story about the passion for music and unending perseverance, about talent refusing to bow for a depressing reality. This is a film that intelligently uses the cinematic potential of new technologies enabling connection between people in the digital age, and it’s also an outstanding example of non-fiction scriptwriting. The film reminds at times of ‘Catfish’ and of ‘Searching for Sugarman’ but it mostly excited me terribly.” – Ohad Landsman, Doctalk

Swing It Kids!

Swing It Kids!

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Musikalischer Leiter und Seele der Thurgauer Band ist der Japaner Dai Kimoto. Mit viel Engagement und Feingefühl und nach seinem Motto »Freude ist die Quelle der Energie« begeistert er die Kinder und holt das musikalische Maximum aus ihnen heraus. Mit Erfolg: Die Swing Kids wurden ausgezeichnet mit dem Swiss Jazz Award und der US Big Band Hall of Fame. Dais Sohn Fabian Kimoto porträtiert das Lebenswerk seines Vaters im Film SWING IT KIDS – sprühende Musikvirtuosen und Lebensfreude pur! Eine quirlige Reise, eine Ode an die Jugend, an die Musik und ans Leben, mit Tiefgang, Schwung und Esprit.

Eine quirlige Reise, eine Ode an die Jugend, an die Musik und ans Leben, mit viel Schwung und Esprit.

Nice People

Nice People

What do you do when 3000 Somalis run over your small town in the backlands of Sweden, and McDonalds starts being called ‘Little Mogadishu’? Local journalist and jack of many trades Patrik Andersson has an idea: let sport unite the people. And so guys who have never known temperatures below 20 degrees become the national team for Bandy ice hockey of Somalia. Count on having some fun: they do for sure!

My Skinny Sister

My Skinny Sister

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Die 12-jährige Stella steckt mitten in der Pubertät. Sie kämpft mit Selbstzweifeln, verliert sich in Tagträumen und ist in den Eiskunstlauflehrer Jakob verliebt. Am meisten sorgt sie sich allerdings um ihr grosses Vorbild, ihre 16-jährige Schwester Katja.

Una Noche Sin Luna

Una Noche Sin Luna

New Year’s Eve and three men make their way to a small town in the middle of Uruguay. César, a divorced taxi driver, is visiting his ex-wife’s new family to try and win back the love of his five-year-old daughter. Antonio, a magician, becomes stranded after breaking down on his way to a New Year’s gig and spends the night with Laura, a toll officer, on a motorway in the middle of nowhere. Folk singer Miguel is in prison, but receives a free pass to perform again in front of an audience.

UNA NOCHE SIN LUNA is a charming reflection on loneliness, love, missed chances and the passing of time – with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

Citizenfour

Citizenfour

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA).

Das Dunkle Gen

Das Dunkle Gen

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Frank Schauder ist gleichzeitig Arzt und Patient. Als Patient kämpft er seit Jahren gegen eine immer wiederkehrende Depression, als Arzt will er diese ergründen.

Party Girl

Party Girl

Angelique is a 60-year-old bar hostess. She still likes to party, she still likes men. At night, she makes them drink, in a cabaret by the French-German border.
As time goes by, clients become rare. But Michel, her regular client, is still in love with her. One day, he asks Angelique to marry him.

Iranien

Iranien

An atheist, Iranian filmmaker Mehran Tamadon, managed to convince four mullahs, all believers in the Islamic Republic of Iran, to come and stay with him for two days and engage in discussion.
In this confined space, daily life is combined with debate, an unremitting demonstration of the problematic issue of how to live together, when each side’s understanding of the world is so contrary?

You Drive Me Crazy

You Drive Me Crazy

Can you drive a car in India if you’ve learned to do it in Germany? Or in Japan, having been taught in the USA? It’s surely entertaining to watch someone trying…

Mirela moves from Germany to India, Jake from the USA to Japan and Hye-Won from South Korea moves to Germany – all are forced to obtain a new local driver’s license. There’s more to it than driving on the right or left side of the road, some are using and-signals or clicking sounds….

A cultural comedy about people losing their way, finding other ways, and discover who they really are.