Switzerland's Contrast Film starts shoot for 'Storm' starring Joel Basman (exclusive)

Screen | 5/2/2019 | Staff
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Switzerland’s Contrast Film has started production on its most ambitious feature film to date, Storm directed by Oliver Rihs.

Screen can reveal an exclusive first look image from the film, above.

Storm - April - Switzerland - Germany - Spain

Storm started shooting on April 1 in Switzerland, Germany and Spain. The nine-week shoot will wrap on June 12. In Switzerland, the production shoots in Zurich and in eastern and central Switzerland; in Germany it shoots in the Black Forest and in the studio at Ludwigsburg; and in Spain, in Almeria in Andalusia.

The film has a budget of €4.2m ($4.7m) and is set up as a Swiss-German co-production; Contrast Film’s Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey, and Stefan Eichenberger are lead producers, co-producing with Port au Prince Berlin, Niama Film Stuttgart, ARTE, Swiss Television SRF, Bayerischer Rundfunk and Teleclub. Ascot Elite will distribute in Switzerland, with Camino handling German distribution.

Sales - Company - Discussions

No international sales company is confirmed yet but discussions are ongoing.

Swiss actor Joel Basman stars. He was recently in Thomas Vinterberg’s Kursk and will next be seen in Terrence Malick’s Cannes Competition title A Hidden Life.

Cast - Marie - Leuenberger - Divine - Order

The cast also features Marie Leuenberger (The Divine Order) and Jella Haase (Fack Ju Gothe, Alexanderplatz).

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