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St. Georgen im Schwarzwald. e.V.
Helmar & Ute Scholz
D-78112 St. Georgen
Das Theater finden Sie:
Ecke Gerwigstr. / Mühlstr.
in 78112 St. Georgen
Theater im Deutschen Haus
78112 St. Georgen
GINGERBREAD FILM PRESENTS A STEPHANIE KIEWEL FILM
ESTHER MAASS · STEFAN ERET · “FUNKENFLUG-CHRONIK EINER KATASTROPHE”
LOUIS STRUSS · MARCO MÜLLER · MANUEL ETZOLD · MUSIC BY CAVAN CAMPBELL
EDITED BY FINN H. DRUDE · DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY MAX EVANS-KIRKMAN
PRODUCED BY UTE SCHOLZ · HELMAR SCHOLZ · ARNO SCHWARZ
SCREENPLAY BY FINN H. DRUDE · STEPHANIE KIEWEL · DIRECTED BY STEPHANIE KIEWEL
Finn H. Drude
DIRECTOR - WRITER - PRODUCER
Stephanie Kiewel is a young German
aspiring director and cinematographer who
recently finished a Film and TV-Production
degree at the University of Cumbria in
Carlisle (UK) and is currently based in
The 25-year-old grew up on her
family’s farm in the Black Forest in
Germany, where she discovered her passion
for film and photography very early. After
working for a newspaper as a journalist and
photographer, she decided to fulfill her
dream and study her passion in England.
FUNKENFLUG is her debut as a director
and a very personal project, retelling the
history of her hometown, which has been
produced with the support of the whole
town and numerous volunteers.
For her outstanding commitment she received numerous nominations and awards from film festivals all over the globe. Some of her achievements include ‘New Designer of the Year: Runner Up 2015’ at New Designers in London and the Royal Television Society Award for ‘Best Student Drama’ (2016).
EDITOR - 1st AD - PRODUCER
Finn H. Drude was born and grew up in Germany.
From a very early age on he discovered a passion for telling stories as well as acting out these stories in front of an audience.
After participating in a number of theatre productions during his school life, he moved to England in 2010 where he studied Film and TV Production at the University of Cumbria.
During the three year course he enhanced his skills as a writer and also found a new passion in editing and visual effects work.
After graduating in 2013, Finn now works as a freelance editor and production runner, working on numerous productions all over the country. His most recent screen credits include “Swallows & Amazons” (2016) and the latest instalment of the hugely successful Star Wars sage “The Force Awakens” (2015).
For his work on FUNKENFLUG he also recently won a SOFIE-Award for BEST EDITOR at the Short Film Awards in New York (2016).
PRODUCER - MAINGRIP
Helmar Scholz was born in 1973 and is married to Ute Scholz. They both manage the Theater im Deutschen Haus in St. Georgen for over 20 years bringing big stage acts to the Black Forest in Germany on a daily basis. Helmar is also responsible for Lightning and Sound in the Theater. Helmar is one of the key founders of FUNKENFLUG following the idea of preserving history and making it a true experience, as well as proofing the ability of the whole town to make a project of this scale possible mainly with the help of non-professional volunteers.
FUNKENFLUG is the first film credit for both Helmar Scholz.
Ute Scholz was born in 1973 and is married to Helmar Scholz. The couple both manage the Theater im Deutschen Haus in St. Georgen for over 20 years bringing big stage acts to the Black Forest in Germany on a daily basis. Ute also engages in different voluntary works in St. Georgen and is also a member of the town’s history association. Ute is one of the key founders of FUNKENFLUG following the idea of preserving history and making it a true experience, as well as proofing the ability of the whole town to make a project of this scale possible mainly with the help of non-professional volunteers.
FUNKENFLUG is the first film credit for Ute Scholz
PRODUCER - PROPS
Arno Schwarz, born in 1967, was one of the key members of the history association of St. Georgen and was also a member of the city council. The architect and father of two not only came up with the initial idea of the project, he also contributed valuable historical documents and information about the big town fire in 1865.
Arno was also responsible for props design and management, giving FUNKENFLUG a very unique and authentic look.
FUNKENFLUG was the first film credit for Arno Schwarz.
On 10th October 2016, Arno tragically passed away after suffering from a terminal illness.
Max Evans-Kirkman, CINEMATOGRAPHY
David Martin, CAMERA
Laxcha Thebe Bantawa, CAMERA ASSISTENT
Sam Hampson, SOUND
Sarah Higgins SOUND ASSISTENT
Cornelius Herzog, CONTINUITY
Jona Lehmann, 2. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Steffen Hacker, CGI AND VFX:SPECIAL EFFECTS
Joachim Simon, MATTE PAINTINGS / VFX
Peter Hacker, COLOUR GRADING
Johanna Zelano, ACTING COACH
Sinja Wiedle LOGO DESIGN
The team of emergency visualisation of the German Red Cross Schwarzwald-Baar
Familie Bader, Set: "Räppleshof" (The Farm)
Familie Klausmann, Set: Heidschnukenhof (Fire ruins)
Familien Stockburger & Kiewel, Set: Uhlbachweg (Fields)
Freundeskreis Mühlhausen, Set:Mühlhausen (Village Square)
Anja & Andreas Burwig , Set: Hilsbachweg,, (The New Home)
Familie Garbs & Gemeinde Kirchen-Hausen / Geisingen, Set: School Exterior
Volker Neipp, Set: Auberlehaus Trossingen, Set: Old School
Förderverein Schwarzes Tor e.V. & Otto Rapp,, Set: Schwarzes Tor (Interior House)
Frau Dr. Auer und Herr Gunther Schwarz, Set: Altes Rathaus Villingen (Court)
Fire Brigade St. Georgen, Christoph Kleiner and Werner Fuchs
Historical Fire Brigade VS-Weilersbach
German Red Cross and emergeny visualisation, Katja Franke
In grateful memory: Rainer Ziegler
Bernhard Bogenschütz and his cow
Anja & Andreas Burwig their animals
Betram & Gudrun Krämer
Ute & Mannfred Meder
Andrea, Holger, Alexander and Annkathrin Kieninger
Götz Kniess (Casting)
Jutta und Benedikt Müller
Kettererbrauerei Hornberg, Gefako Lauble St. Georgen
Metzgerei Hodler, Metzgerei Rieckmann, Naturkost Hoppe, EDEKA Aktivmarkt St. Georgen, REWE Markt St. Georgen, Bäckerei Zucker, Bäckerei Haller, Kutmühle Bäckerei, s'Lädele, Eser Kebab, Gasthaus Stadt Frankfurt, Hotel Kamerer, Susi & Pedro, Heidi & Siegfried.
Andrea Kieninger, Erika Lamp, Nadine Bader, Margot Fichter, Andrea Anselment, Svenja Cosco, Manuela Löffler, Martha Weisser, Karin Eden, Sabrina Früh, Judith Tegeder, Christa Ketterer, Irina Nürenberg, Paulina Kowalkowska, Ute Günter, Verena Marquard, Carmen Aberle, Diana Schmidt, Monika Kühn, Andrea Dohrmann, Marion Faller, Heike Brause, Jutta Müller, Stephanie Ahn, Roland Elsner, Heike Kitiratschky, Sanja Lukic, Ute Meder, Gabi Keil, Martina Schwarz, Bärbel Riege, Katja Raimondo, Christiane Faller, Barbara Schiestl, Luise Lehmann, Ute Scholz, Fam. Epting, Fam. Münnich, Fam. Trubarac, Sandra Weisser, Fam. Haas..... and many more!
Daniela Etzold, Trachtenverein St. Georgen e.V., Hohner Fundus Trossingen, Kostümfundus Bräunlingen, Theater im Deutschen Haus, Erich Moser, Fundus Zinzendorfschule Königsfeld, Gisela Blum, Landjugend St. Georgen sowie weitere private Leihgaben, Optik Fichter St. Georgen, Schuhhaus Kaiser.
Dr. Frank Obergfell
Förderverein Schwarzes Tor, Familie Weisser, Verein für Heimatgeschichte St. Georgen e.V., Theater im Dt. Haus, Freundeskreis Mühlhausen, Andreas Burwig sowie weitere private Leihgaben, Herbert Auber, Gerhard Heinzmann, Doris Callegari, Feuerwehr St. Georgen, Feuerwehr Mönchweiler
Schwarzwaldverein St. Georgen e.V., Susanne & Pedro, Paulina Kowalkowska, Monika & Hagen Kühn, Ute Scholz
Palmer Werbedruck, Pohl Werbetechnik, Burgbacher Sägewerk, Kaspar GmbH, Rettenberger Metallveredelung GmbH, Jugendsinfonieorchester St. Georgen-Furtwangen (Leitung M. Berner), Tierschutz Verein St. Georgen e.V.
Skiverein St. Georgen e.V., Jugendmusikschule St. Georgen-Furtwangen, Henninger KG St. Georgen, ELAN Tankstelle, Autohaus Storz
Stadt St. Georgen & Teilgemeinde Oberkirnach
Gemeinde Mühlhausen (Villingen-Schwenningen)
Stadt Geisingen / Kirchenhausen
"Barbara, where have you been....?"
"Wilhelm, Wilhelm, what are we gonna do now? Wilhelm....!"
Dreharbeitenendfeier im Brigachhaus
Jörg Schlenker und Girole Bomparola
Gisela Blum, Karola Schäfer und Luise Lehmann
Stefan Eret und Patrick Bausch
Stefan Eret und Martin Trächtler
Feuerwehr St. Georgen, Gisela Blum und Klaus Faller.
Historische Feuerwehr VS-Weilersbach
die Wehren bei der Arbeit
Barbara Kieninger und Martina Wehrle
Joachim Kieninger Herrmann Bauknecht und Sebastian Haas
Samuel Klepper und Johannes Weisser
Klaus Lauble und Ferdinand Haas
Sanija Luckic und Sebastian Haas
Karola Schäfer, Marcel Schuhenn
Diana Schmidt, Fabienne Scherer, Hannah Scholz
Diana Schmidt, Nicole Schlenker, Karola Schäfer
Diana Schmidt Sandra Weißer
Varina Baunknecht, Anna Jäckle, Elisa Aberle, Lea Scholz
vier auf der Bank
Tanja und Samira Trächtler
Tanja und Rabea Trächtler
Jonas von Robust
Kerstin Weißer und Charlie
Bernhard Bogenschütz mit Kuh
Cheyenne Christmann und Sanja Lukic
Janine Müller und Barbara Kieninger
Maximilian Schaible und Diana Lang
Basalt, Molli vom Steinbiss
55 - 58
In 2013, a conversation between Arno Schwarz, chairman of the history association of St. Georgen at that time, and Werner Fuchs, chief of the fire brigade, about the events of the the great town fire 1865 which destroyed the majority of the town St. Georgen. This catastrophe was due its 150. Anniversary on the 15th September 2015 and both men agreed that this dramatic event had to be captured and preserved for the generations to come.
Arno Schwarz was thinking about ways to preserve the history of the town in a more modern and engaging way for a long time and saw his chance to transform his intentions into reality by making old documentations into film scenes and showcase them in a permanent exhibition. All research was there in form of old documents and protocols, but how could these documents be translated into film? His first point of call was Ute Scholz, representative of the theatre in St. Georgen, who he asked for a possible collaboration. Ute was instantly inspired by his idea and suggested Stephanie Kiewel and Finn Drude as collaboration partners, two fellow citizen and former members of the theatre association, who both moved to England to study Film and TV Production at the University of Cumbria.
The two students both saw a chance in realising a big production and returning the favour to their hometown who supported them in many ways over the years in pursuing their careers.
FUNKENFLUG was born, a community project with a very small budget, mainly funded through donations from associations of St. Georgen and the tireless help of hundreds of professional and unprofessional volunteers of all sectors and age groups.
... And over 100 more supporters
".I stole it from the draw in the living room when mum wasn't watching...."
Bausch, Patrick as FRIDOLIN
Dilger, Franz as VICAR
Jäckle, Anna als Gerda
Kössler, Kimberly as KATHARINA WÖSSNER
Lang, Diana as BARBARA
Maas, Jörg as WRITER
Schaible, Maximilian as EDUARD
Storz, Doris as ROSINE OBERGFELL
Trächtler, Tanja as WOMAN ON THE CHURCH GROUND
Trächtler, Martin as COMMANDER
von Robust, Jonas
Wehrle, Martina as CHRISTINA
50 - 50
€12,- excluding postage
On 19th September 1865, an innocent fight between two brothers led to one of the biggest town fires of the area that destroyed most of St. Georgen, a small town in the heart of the Black Forest in Germany.
Based on original recordings, FUNKENFLUG serves as an outstanding example of solidarity with a town facing its biggest catastrophe in history and citizens regaining strength and courage to rebuild the town to the important centre of the
Black Forest it is today.
FUNKENFLUG is the result of two dedicated students pulling together a whole region to make a piece of history come alive on an international scale. Despite a very minimal budget, the production value of the film is stunning. The actors were all locals who never acted before and the crew was a mixture of a small group of students from Cumbria combined with voluntary helpers from the area in Germany.
The director and her team proof a very high level of dedication, working on a bilingual project of such big size spread over two countries for over two years. Funkenflug is one of its kind and probably the first film of this scale produced by an entirely non-professional crew. Due to the way Funkenflug was financed and managed, this film could be an example of how to preserve history for future generations in an exciting way on a low budget.