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.