Sunday, 24 March 2013

When someone starts a Tumblr blog about Berlin

... someone else starts a Tumblr blog to kick their ass. When You Really Live in Berlin is another point of view on Berlin and the answer to the expat gif Tumblr When You Live in Berlin.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Sober Spring Breaker


When I heard that Harmony Korine is releasing a new movie, I was really looking forward to finally meet the director and screen writer of one of my favorite all time movies Gummo. When I planned my TV shoot I had a mix between the mask wearing freak of his last film Trash Humpers and the drunk Harmony in my mind, that I saw in Gummo. When I finally got to meet him, I was surprised and disappointed about how much this man had changed. The fact that he seems not to take any more drugs is good, because he would probably be dead right now, if he would have continued how he did while writing Kids and Gummo. But he was so square, that he didn´t even want to stay in a Bar for more than two minutes because two people were smoking inside. So I had to change my complete shooting concept from a documentary style bar/Döner tour into just a normal seated interview and EPK material. The result is a tipical TV report that shows exactly what he wants: Him, the "used to be crazy director" as a serious grown up, who now is doing his first steps into mainstream cinema. Congratulations.
Here is the link to the ZDFkultur report.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

New American underground music in films


The film crews from "New American Noise" project present the heads behind American underground music today. The beautifully shot ten minute long episodes feature artists such as Mykki Blanco (New York), Deastro (Detroit), Trinidad James (Atlanta), Sissy Nobby (New Orleans) and Sundaze (Portland). So far my favorite film is the New Orleans episode about bounce music and it´s never stopping booty shaking. The only thing I am missing, is that there is not enough music to listen to in one go. I guess I have to go and search online for music video clips of the artists now. 
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