Script funding for “Aliens in Upper Bavaria”
For the “great approach” of the Bavarian mystery film “Aliens in Upper Bavaria” 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”. In the new approach we have much younger main characters, around 20-25, can thus appeal to a younger and genre-affine audience, can realize the project with a smaller budget, are at the same time much more authentic and much cooler and more modern. The method is beginning to bear fruit: in the meantime, SquareOne has found a Munich distributor that is showing great interest in the project and DOR Film West, a Munich production company that would like to realize the project together with us.
Now the project has taken a decisive step: in the award meeting of the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern on 20 April 2016, we received script funding for the new version. Many thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of the committee who made this decision: we are still completely speechless about it, this finally brings the necessary wind under the wings of the project. From June I go on another research tour to Bavaria and explore the strange universe of Bavaria myself, then I start writing. Even if it did not look like that for a long time – we let the aliens still land in Bavaria. Promised.