After my major Bavarian science fiction project “Aliens in Upper Bavaria” surprisingly received script funding from the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern last year, the first thing I did was a long research tour through Bavaria, exploring my favourite Bavarian spots from the wonderfully bizarre earth radio station Raisting to the incredibly beautiful Walhalla near Regensburg and asking numerous historians, archaeologists, costume researchers, as well as – one hardly believes it – real and actual “Trachtler” a hole in the stomach. At this point again many thanks to all of you for your patience, that really helped me insanely. Together with the dramatic advisor Lasse Nolte I sat down in two long dramaturgy sessions, restructured, rebuilt, radically purified, modernised and at the same time made myself much younger and cooler. Our approach was to leave the world of aliens as described in the first version, but to explore it through the glasses of two young YouTubers who accidentally stumble over Bavaria’s greatest secret. It took us a while to dig through the mountains of existing material and get to the heart of the story, but I will never forget the moment when we had the decisive flash of inspiration on how to radically cut off the old braids of the first version and get a completely new look at the material. At this point again thanks to Lasse for all the effort and the great advice to solve the “buttons” (outside of Bavaria known as “knots”) in the head. That helped a lot.
The result is a first version of the script, which already has an insane procession, an emotional tour de force of the two main characters Bene and Stefan across Bavaria in search of Bene’s missing little brother Falk, at the end of which there is the answer to all questions: are the Bavarians from this world?
With this version we start now, talk to potential partners, get us feedback, then I write a polishing version together with Lasse again in June and then the Bavarian extra-eridrical gods may have mercy on us that this finally becomes a film. Maybe the cinema upstairs in the real Bavarian Walhalla puts in a merciful word for us, after all the film clears up once and for all with the fairy tale about his alleged “suicide” at Lake Starnberg. The Kini didn’t kill himself – he just went home. The answer to where this “home” is, hopefully soon in a cinema near you…