The last 8 months I finally got to know the other side of advertising - as a copywriter on the customer side. Until the beginning of April I was responsible for all texts of the carsharing startup Free2Move, wrote new copy for web and CRM campaigns and revised the entire existing copy of the app and website. Thanks to the great team, especially the great marketing team for this amazing time.
The script funding for my Bavarian science fiction film "Aliens in Oberbayern" has finally put me in a position to restructure the material together with the dramaturge Lasse Nolte and completely rearrange it. The result is a first version of the screenplay after much atrocity and bloody typing of fingers, at the end of which the answer to the questions of all questions is: are the Bavarians from this world? As you can see, it's all top secret. Hopefully more about this soon
The script funding has not only revived the "Aliens in Oberbayern", but has also enabled me to finally dig deeper into Bavarian history and actually find out how it really is with the origin of Bavaria. Currently I am travelling all over Bavaria, looking, searching, finding and discovering new favourite places and asking all sorts of people from the museum attendant in Burghausen to the head of the Bavarian costume research institute in Benediktbeuern a big hole in their stomach
After writing a series of dialogue books and futures for the Bavarian Daily "Dahoam is Dahoam", I am now part of the "middle team" for the first time in two weeks and am writing my first own outline. Friday was my first day from Monday on it goes full throttle on. It's an incredibly beautiful job and the team I'm allowed to work in is extremely professional. I can't tell you much, just this much: here nobody goes crazy and nobody gets killed. My episodes will be broadcasted on Bayerischer Rundfunk at the beginning of December
For the "great approach" of the Bavarian mystery film "Aliens in Oberbayern" we have received a lot of praise over the course of time, but unfortunately not the necessary financing. The financial effort was simply not yet in the right proportion to the genre. So last autumn I sat down on the bottom of my trousers again and completely rewound the fabric together with co-author Lasse Nolte. The result is a much younger and more modern approach, a crazy found-footage film that leaves the world of "Bavarian aliens" as it always was, but explores it through the glasses of a "fake documentary film"
The entire film industry is looking for the one big idea for a series with which to connect to the big contemporary American series. The magic word is "horizontal narration", i.e. the seamless narrative transition from one episode to the next. The major German television series have refused to follow this principle for years because the stations wanted to retain the freedom to "reprogram" the series to their liking, i.e. to broadcast the episodes in the repetitions in a wildly jumbled manner. But regardless of the hype in the industry, one genre has always told a hardcore horizontal story - often over several years: the daily soap
At the end of September, after a long, long time, I unpacked my good old yellow lighting gloves, which were last in use about 15 years ago. My friend, the cameraman Jan Fehse called me and told me that he was preparing a little movie with Veronica Ferres: "Short Term Memory Loss" by Andreas Arnstedt. Finally Jan said he would ask me something totally crazy now, I could also say "no"