01/1/11

The story toolset

Here is the receipt to put together an episode film. You’ll need scissor, paper, pen or printer and some spare square meters. Arrange your ideas for the story in potential scenes, every scene on a small piece of paper with a name and short description. Then pick up a beginning and start playing.

12/1/10

Iron man meets the football monster

Anastasia Tasic has a passion for superheroes. She even hosts one in her room in a tiny self made puppet set. For her episode in the film this super will become Iron Man, equipped with the super power to:  iron. Of course Iron Man can also fly and is very much into watching football. Probably that’s why he misses to tackle the problem with the city being attacked by a monster in a prober way.

The monster on the other side is not the classical Godzilla-style creature with big claws and bad manners. Tatiana Moshkova’s monster is made of people who couldn’t watch the match properly because of a power blackout. Who said that football makes people aggressive? No football is even worse.

The stories of Anastasia and Tatiana will interact over the course of the film and finally give us the answer to the question: Will Iron Man finally save the city from the destruction caused by the monster? And will electricity be back before the end of the match?

11/12/10

Watching the ball hits space

The story of our film takes of from ground- into space. Nenad Krstic places his part of the story of football-watching people around the globe on a space ship. While all the other members of the crew watch the final match, only the navigator is left to keep the ship out of trouble. Bad luck that just now a massive munch of asteroids heads for the ship….

10/17/10

The Monster gets Watching The Ball

Hoologanism is a problem quiet common in Russia. So we are told. Tatianna Moshkova lets a crowd of football fans get violent after electricity breaks down in the city. The fans literally become a monster which is devastating the city. While both hooligans and monster are clearly up for evil, the first still have a certain association to football. When the football is gone (how do you watch a broadcast of a match when electricity is off?), it’s clearly monster time….

06/5/10

Hands in the pocket, football in mind

It is full spring in Berlin, Sitting on a bench in Treptower Park, I’m thinking about the best plot for a multinational episode film. Trying to fit the different cultural perspectives of the team into a subject my thoughts drive off to lighter topics. The news I was listening in the morning. The buzz everybody is making about the forthcoming championship. And there we go. Isn’t football such an universal subject that it moves people in a way, otherwise only elementary needs do? How much will audiences reactions differ around the world? What about making the question, how universaly such a match truly is, the core of the story?

05/2/10

Belgrade: birth of an idea

Belgrade, 2 am. After a workshop with Miloš Tomić that sends us with cuddly toys into town (see picture above), we are sitting in a bar with a lot of smoke and a shark hanging from the ceiling. The music is so loud, you scream to your neighbour if you want to be heard. „Why don’t we make a film all together“? I scream. We, that is all the animators sitting under the shark at night and being proud participants of Dresden Filmfest’s Exchange Forum at day. After some days at the Filmfest in Dresden we relocated to Belgrade for more workshops, panels and films. Participants come as far as Japan, Israel, Russia or Scotland. Well, let’s top the experience with a film, shall we?