HOME now in post-production

In post-production October 2019

HOME by Franka Potente, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Katzenstein, co-producer: Léontine Petit is in post-production. The film tells the story of 40-year-old Marvin Hacks, who comes back to his small Californian hometown after more than 20 years in prison, only to find out that his mother is terminally ill and that the locals have not forgotten the atrocity he committed. Despite the hostility of the people, Marvin tries to reclaim his place in society. He also takes a liking to a young woman, unaware that she is part of the family of the person he killed. Home is being produced by German outfit augenschein Filmproduktion in co-production with the Netherlands’ Lemming Film and US firm Fireglory Pictures.

SHORTA by Frederik Louis Hviid and Anders Ølholm, producer: EAVE graduate Signe Leick Jensen is in post-production. The story, written in its entirety by the young duo, centres on Talib Ben Hassi, a 19-year-old boy whose life hangs by a thread. The exact details of what took place while he was in police custody remain unclear. Police officers Jens and Mike are on routine patrol in the local ghetto when news of Talib’s death comes in over the radio, igniting uncontrollable, pent-up rage in the ghetto’s youth, who want revenge. Suddenly, the two officers find themselves fair game and must fight tooth and nail to find a way out. SHORTA is being produced by Signe Leick Jensen and Morten Kaufmann for Copenhagen-based outfit Toolbox Film. The feature has also received backing from the Danish Film Institute and will be ready for theatrical release in October next year.

Page published 30 October 2019.

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