and it's official:
the basel premiere of THE HOUR OF LIVING will take place on wednesday 6th june 2012 at 21:00 at stadtkino basel as part of the ZOOM basel film awards showcase.
there will also be an additional screening on saturday 9th june 2012 at 21:00 at neues kino basel (note different location!) plus we will host an invitation-only preview event for cast, crew, participants and framefunders on tuesday 5th. (if you are among these, you will receive your invitation with details shortly.)
getting very excited here now and looking forward to seeing those of you who are in switzerland and who can make it then!
details of screenings
as we are gearing up to our first official public screenings in basel (details very soon), not just one but two versions of the screenplay are being published simultaneously: a simple paperback and the beautifully illustrated leap day special edition. both come with an introduction in which i explain a bit the rationale behind making the film and doing so in the way we did, and while the leap day special edition features some two dozen stills, the plain paperback just comes with the script and a technical fact sheet.
both editions are based on draft 3.3 of the screenplay, which was used as the shooting script (and so differs a bit from the final edit, for those who like making comparisons). right now they are only available here, but we expect them to go 'live' on the usual major online bookstore retail sites soon. (there'll be an update when that's the case, of course.)
due to the horrendous evils of spam i've had to set comments to 'approval needed'. but please feel free to comment: i won't censor or hide you; this really is just to spare us all the intrusion of unwanted advertising for decidedly crap websites.
i am, i suppose, the instigator of this project. i wrote it, i'm producing it together with pascal verdosci, i'm directing, together with adam berzsenyi bellaagh, and because i've got adam codirecting, i'm even acting in it. but really the impetus for it came from our director of photography gregor brändli, who said to me 'october i'd be available to make a film'. and we'd been meaning to make our first feature ever since we first worked together, back in 2005...
banner image from our footage, shot on location in safiental, switzerland
- das team
- dan absalom (ivor)
- pepe belmonte (the singer)
- adam berzsenyi bellaagh (codirector)
- gregor brändli (director of photography)
- sam fordham (theo)
- gary grant (harry)
- charlotte heinimann (gabrielle)
- georg isenmann (production manager swiss unit)
- livia krummenacher (production assistant swiss unit)
- sebastian michael (writer, director, producer & george)
- jay ramirez (continuity & styling)
- moritz anselm schermbach (camera assistant)
- christoph schwegler (werner)
- andrea spolarics (eva)
- pascal verdosci (coproducer)
- david wade (conrad)
- geoff widdowson (sound)
- images & sounds