“Horizon Beautiful” receives a special appreciation in the current ECFA Journal (page 5): ECFA Journal No. 2.
Our feature film „Horizon Beautiful“ is now in postproduction. The project was selected for the newly launched „Filmboutique“ section of the 2012 Zurich Film Festival 2012, an industry platform for German-language feature and documentary film that presents a selection of productions created in Germany, Austria and Switzerland over the past 12 months.
Horizon Beautiful tells the unusual story of an Ethiopian street kid who wants to become a football star in Europe – at all costs. As the big boss of international football business plans to visit Ethiopia in order to polish up his reputation, the boy sniffs his chance. He decides to have the football boss being kidnapped, only to save him later on. But the situation gets out of control and the 12-year old boy unintentionally ends up as the kidnapper himself…
After a successful year of TV productions in 2011 with a total of 8 hours prime time programme, tellfilm now concentrates on cinema projects in 2012. The shooting of the feature film „Horizon Beautiful“, co-produced by Blue Nile Film and Television Academy in Ethiopia, was completed only recently – an unusual project and the first international film to be realized in Ethiopia since a long time.
Today was the last shooting day of „Horizon Beautiful“ in Ethiopia. After 27 days, the film team happily achieved their goal – all scenes are „in the can“, except for one last scene in an airplane. But first let’s enjoy this success! Despite awkward weather conditions and various obstacles we were able to capture impressive moments, and we witnessed the birth of an actor: 12-year old street kid Henok Tadele’s first appearance in front of the camera was simply brilliant!
Today was the last official shooting day of „Horizon Beautiful“ in Zurich. Thanks to the great support by SWISS we were able to shoot the last scenes of the film. Actor Stefan Gubser had to let his beard grow again, Richard Grell was behind the camera and the well-known actor and musician Kenny Allen was flown in from Ethiopia.
Today the shooting of the feature film „Horizon Beautiful“, produced by tellfilm, successfully started. The camera started rolling at 7 a.m. in Addis Ababa. The first part of the shooting will take place in the Ethiopian capital, the second part on the impressive plateau that surrounds Addis Ababa.
After the successful broadcast of the crime thriller series „Tatort – Wunschdenken“ (Director: Markus Imboden), produced by tellfilm in co-operation with Turnus Film, and the docu series „SF bi de Lüt – Das kleine Paradies“, tellfilm is now ready to start the financing of „Horizon Beautiful“. The project is planned as a co-production with the Ethiopian film school and is supposed to be shot in spring 2012 in Addis Ababa.
Today the broadcast of the multi-part docu series „SF bi de Lüt – Das kleine Paradies“ starts, a successful continuation of the co-operation with Swiss Television which started the year before with „SF bi de Lüt – Schloss Biberstein“.
After the summer break the new Tatort season will be opened by „Tatort – Wunschdenken“, co-produced by Turnus Film.