Slow clap!! Earthmoving, Sierra Zulu’s prequel, will be shown at the filmfest Braunschweig at Universum Filmtheater in Braunschweig/Germany.
When? December 21, 2012 (as part of “Der kürzeste Tag – Der Kurzfilmtag” of AG Kurzfilm).
Johannes Grenzfurthner presented Sierra Zulu at TEDxVienna 2011.
He will return for TEDxVienna 2012 to give an update and screen Earthmoving — Sierra Zulu’s short film prequel (featuring Jeff Ricketts, Martin Auer).
Hrubesch’s band-aid in the film is not a prop. Actor Alexander Fennon had a bicycle accident the morning of the first day of shooting and had to go to the hospital to get the wound stitched. Director Johannes Grenzfurthner asked if he could get a kid’s band-aid and was very pleased with the red one with a blue hippo that Alexander Fennon got from the nurse.
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Filming Van Hulzen’s blood sneeze was the most unpleasant part of the production of Earthmoving. It was impossible to fake the location of the GPS display, so a small team drove to the Vienna Airport and mounted the device to the back window of the car. Hans Wagner sprinkled fake blood onto the GPS. After each try the GPS had to be cleaned and twisted and turned so it would show the correct geographical direction. It was one of the coldest and windiest nights of winter 2012. It took twenty takes and the fake blood almost froze.
Another day at the United Nations Offices in Vienna. The Austrian Foreign Affairs Ministry invited members of the European Protocol Service, the UN Strategic Command Center for Central Europe, the United States Air Forces and a regional politician from Lower Austria to talk about the future of Soviet Unter-WHAT?!
Last Friday we declared picture lock.
Our sound sorcerers Sebastien Bedard and Maxime Voinson (of Audiozone in Montreal, Canada) finished audio design and mastering over the weekend.
And Stefanie Gratzer (of Golden Girls) is currently working in the dark dungeons of color grading.
That means that Sierra Zulu’s prequel Earthmoving will be finished tomorrow evening.
On its most fundamental level, film editing is the art, technique, and practice of assembling shots into a coherent whole. It is usually performed in dark, smelly places.
Director Johannes Grenzfurthner and editor Tom De Roeck can tell you how dark and how smelly.
A brief report from the glorious front line of pre-production!
Sandra Gigerl, Katharina Würthner and Ines Stoderegger are doing a wonderful job organizing the shoot of the Sierra Zulu prequel next week. We promise to blog some pictures soon.
Our actors will be: Jeff Ricketts, Alexander Fennon, Martin Auer, Adrienne Ferguson, Lynsey Thurgar, Stuart Freeman, Achmed Abdel Salam, Günther Friesinger, Arman T. Riahi, Tom de Roeck, Richard Pyrker and Lorenz eSeL Seidler.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as informal meeting!