TEL AVIV BENCHES

I arrived in Tel Aviv for 1 week to attend the 2nd International Filmmaking Workshop KINO TLV. It was the week of the Israeli pesah holiday and the biggest partying city in the Middle East was relatively quiet, shops & bars were closed on that Friday night. I was walking along the night streets of Tel Aviv, enjoying the warm night and getting inspired for the upcoming filmmaking week… The inspiration was all around – the amazing modern architecture, bauhaus, crappy cheap houses, the long beautiful beach, Old Yaffo arabic district with the chants of moazzins, the magic Florentin and Neve Tsedek neighborhoods. And of course the people.

What caught my attention (I noticed it already last year when I was visiting the city for the first time) were the benches standing opposite each other on the pavements close to the busy roads all around Florentin and other areas. Who would ever want to sit in a proximity of  busy traffic and hang out there I thought to myself – as I was observing the streets later during the day, some people were sitting there from time to time, chatting, relaxing, taking a break with their heavy shopping bags, or just chilling out in the evenings when it was not too hot and the streets were not so busy anymore. For me those benches are also symbol of a dialog and conversation… Yet, they are standing at very absurd places, I created bit absurd situations. Here is the result…

And many thanks to Czech Centre in Tel Aviv for supporting this stay.

Postkarte aus Hamburg

I went to HAMBURG to the biggest European Kinokabaret for a few days in the beginning of June. There were about 150 creative individuals from all over Europe and even Africa (Burkina Faso) who were there all with the same goal – to make short independent movies. I made my little movie only within 1 day – from the first clap til the screening in the full Hamburg cinema… It was very challenging but with my great cast and crew it was easy. Enjoy!

BATESIAN – a collaborative feature film

Kino 5 in Vienna is preparing an international collaborative feature film BATESIAN.

www.batesian.org

5 scripts by scriptwriters from all over the world (Allen White/USA, Jacob Holmes Brown/Australia, Mike Hoath/Australia,Jerker Beckman/Sweden and Mate Fazekas/Hungary) will be put together into a feature film.

The whole film production is based on collaborative approach and anyone can join the film project and start discussing the appearance of the film which is currently in pre-production phase. You can start discussing the appearance/ideas of the film in the FORUM.

Many calls will be launched during the whole production process, you can already subscribe as a crew or team member in the CALLS FOR TEAM AND CREW.

Join now!

My last kino of 2011-Quickino in Berlin

Attanded Quickino in Berlin in the last days of 2011 and made this short film inspired by LOU REED song “Berlin”:

Berlin


In Berlin, by the wall
you were five foot ten inches tall
It was very nice
candlelight and Dubonnet on iceWe were in a small cafe
you could hear the guitars play
It was very nice
it was paradiseYou’re right and I’m wrong
hey babe, I’m gonna miss you now that you’re gone
One sweet day

Oh, you’re right and I’m wrong
you know I’m gonna miss you now that you’re gone
One sweet day
One sweet day

In a small, small cafe
we could hear the guitars play
It was very nice
candlelight and Dubonnet on ice

Don’t forget, hire a vet
he hasn’t had that much fun yet
It was very nice
hey honey, it was paradise

You’re right and I’m wrong
oh babe, I’m gonna miss you now that you’re gone
One sweet day
You’re right, oh, and I’m wrong
you know I’m gonna miss you now that you’re gone
One sweet day
One sweet day

One sweet day, one sweet day
oh, one sweet day
One sweet day, baby-baby, one sweet day
one sweet day, one sweet day