Tuesday, December 7, 2010

2011

Friends, 

Some news and an outlook of what's to come:

✭ The Assassination of a Citizen’s been in development for pretty much exactly a year now. After some initial ideas were gathered, I learned of the tragic murder of Sherriff’s Deputy Abel Escalante (broken down in this article in the LAWeekly). I wanted to further explore his ambitious personality and the circumstances that lead to his death and because the incident involved gang-related violence I decided to make it part of the story environment I had already created for Citizen. The word “story” rarely does justice in this context, but that’s another story. No pun intended. I am also in talks with another friend of mine to join the Citizen writing force. Another set of fresh, unique eyes could give the story valuable depth and complexity.

I spent months creating the foundation for Reflektiv and its first project…Read more on Development, recruiting gang members and hiring Sherriffs HERE.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Developing "Citizen", recruiting talent and hiring Sherriffs

The Assassination of a Citizen’s been in development for pretty much exactly a year now. After some initial ideas were gathered, I learned of the tragic murder of Sherriff’s Deputy Abel Escalante (broken down in this article in the LAWeekly). I wanted to further explore his ambitious personality and the circumstances that lead to his death and because the incident involved gang-related violence I decided to make it part of the story environment I had already created for Citizen. The word “story” rarely does justice in this context, but that’s another story. No pun intended.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Meeting Tony

The story of my current film project WT: Citizen is told from three primary perspectives: the one of Deputy Flores a custody deputy with the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department, Diego, a normal teenager with a solid upbringing drawn to his local street gang and Flaco, a young, hard core street gangster. In order to tell this story authentically and as realistic as possible I am collaborating with people who want to contribute their knowledge and their experiences and thus make it possible to develop an organic story that is rooted in every day life.
 

Friday, June 18, 2010

2010 1/2

Fellow humans,


Wow, the weeks and months have been passing by quick. First half of 2010: Check! But stuff is going down. World economy melt down 2.0, Gulf of Mexico is filled up to the brim with oil and some people are holding tea parties. I mean come on, this is really not the time for this. But thank god we’re learning from our mistakes and everything will be better in the future. Right? Yeah, right. Back to 1 everybody.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Developing Reflektiv/Ticked DVD out Now!

Hi friends,
What’s poppin? I hope you all got off to a good start into the new year. Well, things are not much different, are they? Anyway, I always see it as a renewal, time to reflect the last year, and contemplate the next. I wouldn’t get anywhere if I didn’t. I need a plan. When I go back to Germany I always go to my father’s grave up the mountain at St. Margarethen, which is a church with a tiny cemetery and an amazing view over the Inntal. And I think. My father was a great inspiration and if anybody, I hope he’s got an eye on what I’m brewing up here.

Here’s some news for you from the REFLEKTIV kitchen…