The Berlin-based foundation Nipkow Programme awards Martin Kleinmichel a fellowship for the development of Watching the ball. Martin will spend his residency in Berlin to prepare the visual storytelling for film and to get everything ready for production.
Watching the ball got funded from European Cultural Foundation (ECF)! -much needed support which makes it possible to fly in the whole crew from 5 different countries for a workshop in late autumn. We don’t know yet where this will take place- hopefully it’s gonna be in moderate climate:)
Lately our main storyline got almost finished mostly, which meant that 8 different story-lines had to be aligned along the progress of the final match of soccer championship 2010 (Netherlands against Spain, in case you do not remember). Done that, we are striving towards the animatic, hopefully ready in summer…
The DEFA awards us a development grant for Watching the ball, to be handed over in Munich during a screening of selected film from the Filmfest Dresden’s 2010 edition. We are excited for this really good start, crossing fingers for more support and the detailed scriptwriting that begins now.