ein film von domenik pockberger
JACOB, a nine-year-old shy dreamer, falls instantly in love when MAI-LIN (11) and her father move into the apartment across the yard. Although his best friend advises him against it, he tries to get in touch with her. After a failed attempt and romantic insight from his mother, he wins her attention with a letter. While Jacob longs for Mai-Lin's answer, he realizes that his parents' relationship is no longer what it once was...
PHILIPP LICHTENBERG (JACOB)
Philipp is a sensitive and determined 8-year-old who passionately spends a lot of time with archeology and Vikings. Apart from small school plays, Philipp doesn’t have any film or theater experience. Nonetheless, the entire team immediately recognized his unique personality and potential as the film’s hero. Working on EISENHERZ encouraged Philipp to recognize a passion for acting.
ESZTER Hollósi (JACOB'S MOTHE)
Born in Budapest, attended acting school at Rose Bruford University College, London, trained at Instituto del Teatro, Barcelona, Master-studies at Teatr Pieśń Kozła, Wrocław and Manchester Metropolitan University, focusing on movement and music. Numerous theater roles all over Vienna, as well as, abroad in German, English and Hungarian. Recent work in Vienna includes: at Zoon Musiktheater, Nestroyhof Hamakom, Theater Drachengasse, Theater Center Forum. Regularly participates in readings. As a narrator her voice is to be heard on the ORF TV-Channel. Additionally, various films are currently in production.
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EROL NOWAK (JACOB'S FATHER)
Erol Nowak graduated in acting and directing at the Athanor Akademie für Darstellende Kunst in Burghausen, Germany. Further training: "Linklater Workshop“ Freeing The Natural Voice- (Silvia Polz und Barbara Schmalz-Rauchbauer), 1999 Shakespeare Workshop (Eve Jameson) Royal Scottish Academy of Drama and Art in Glasgow, 1998 „Movement and Stage combat,“ Robert Mac Dougall (Movement/Director/ Fight Specialist) from Seattle, USA and Meyerhold Technique seminars. Since 1997, he has worked for numerous film, TV- and theater productions. JEDERMANN, Production of the Salzburger Festspiele (Theater), WOYZECK (German Days in Glasgow Scotland, Theater), KOMMISAR REX (dir.: Riebl, TV), WOLFZEIT (dir.: Haneke, Kino), MARIE BONAPARTE (dir.: Benoit Jacquot, TV), DAS LEBEN IST EIN TRAUM in collaboration with Lebenshilfe Salzburg (Theater), SOKO DONAU (dir.: Sigl, TV), BRAUNSCHLAG (dir.: Schalko, TV), INTERFERENZ (dir.: Feiglfeld, Kino), COPSTORIES (dir.: Riebl, TV), TATORT (dir.: Dornhelm, TV), PLANET OTTAKRING (dir.: Riebl, Kino), …
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Li Lynn TANG (MAI-LIN)
Li-Lynn is a grade-A student at the Domenikanerinnen, Vienna. In addition to guitar-lessons, she passionately attends theater courses at school and is thrilled to play her first film-role in EISENHERZ.
Jiang Hang TANG (MAI-LIN's FATHER)
Just like in the film, Jiang Hang Tang is Li Lynn's father in real life. He was born in 1976 and moved to Austria in 1981. Apart from his acting debut in EISENHERZ, he is a proud owner of the restaurant 88Noodles in Vienna - www.88noodles.at
EMANUEL LAUDE (MICHAEL)
Emanuel is a student at a catholic private school and a young gentleman of many talents. He is to be seen in the films CLARA IMMERWAHR, STERNE DES SÜDENS, and The Trouble Notes’ musicvideo GHOSTS OF THE RED SAND. He also loves dancing, singing, horse riding, breakdancing and cheerleading. In 2014, he achieved the 9th place at the World Cheerleading Championship in Disneyworld, Orlando.
DOMENIK POCKBERGER is a screenwriter from Vienna, Austria. He studied Film at Columbia College Chicago and received an MFA in screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Apart from working on his own stories, Domenik has worked with Gerald Kargl on the feature documentary Deep Sky. He has also collaborated with animator Thomas Bernos and filmmaker Dustin Lynn on several projects, as well as director Gerda Leopold on her new film Prisoner of Vision. He is the co-writer of Nadiv Molcho's upcoming feature Lapdog.
FRANZ maria QUITT
FRANZ MARIA QUITT is a trained actor and self-taught director from Vienna, Austria. He moved to New York in 2008 to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Film credits: supporting in THE PROFESSOR, 2012, Golden Eagle Award winning short film, starring Betsy Brandt (BREAKING BAD); co-lead in CHICKEN, 2011, Cape Fear Best Short Film Award winner. Theater credits: co-lead in FIVE FINGER EXERCISE, 2011, directed by Shirley Knight, part of FTP's official Sir Peter Shaffer celebration; supporting in PROFESSOR BERNHARDI, 2012, directed by the Tony Award nominated Marvell Rep theater company.
As a director, his literary and directorial debut MOTHER, 2014, starring Darlene Cates (WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE), is currently being submitted to festivals.
For more information visit: www.franzquitt.com
Director Of Photography
ROMAN CHALUPNIK was born in Vienna and has established himself as an acclaimed director of photography in film, television and commercials. He was one of 12 to be accepted at the National Filmakademie in Lodz, Poland, where he specialized in cinematography. In 2007 he was his school’s representative at the Hungarian Cinematography master class, which is held every two years by the University of Drama and Film as well as the Hungarian Society of Cinematography.
Roman Chalupnik has worked on films that have been screened at various international film festivals, such as, November Lichter (dir. Jürgen Karasek), which had its world premiere at the respected Max Ophüls Film Festival, and received a nomination for Best Cinematography for Shadows in Fur at the renowned Camerimage Film Festival.
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Born and raised in Russia, Maria Kuzik lives in Vienna since 2010. She studies set design at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst with Professor Bernhard Kleber. As of 2012 she works as a freelancing set-designer and assistent. In 2013, she worked on the set-design for the international Kammer music festival "Podium". In 2014, she was involved in 3 productions at the Uppsala city theater in Sweden. Apart from set-design, Maria also works as an illustrator and graphic designer.
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Felix Mater is an art lover and butterfly collector, whose former career as a Rugby player never really took off. He now focuses on nature, which gives his life meaning, and the arts, which oftentimes puts this very meaning in question. It is precisely this inner conflict that drives him. He spends his time between the seven seas of this earth, be it to search the Amazon for unknown species or to fight seamen inside Rotterdam's harbor pubs – a sort of nostalgic return to his days as a unsuccessful Rugby player. Felix Mater loves apricot dumplings, sans crumbs, yet tossed in butter.
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Gian Keller, Martin Siuda, Goran Vukovic, Thomas Bernos, Elena Noemi Breiner, Erwin Stern, Benjamin Sabanas, Helen Vonderheide, Gundi Geiger, Hans-Joerg und Helga Cohnen, Zvetan Dragulev, Irene und Philipp Pecnik, Lois, Matthäus, Maridi und Johanna Stern, Christian Gyllensvaerd, Johanna Wanderer, Marie Artaker, Tim Gregory, Franziska Eckersberger, Ruscen Vidinliev, Alexander Adamek, Lizzie Deroy, Darlene Cates, Marcello Demner, Aneta Grzeszczyk, Christian Schuller, Sabine Drescher, Christina Marie Klessig, Clemens Kreith, Jonas De Geer, Isabella Mariee, Matt Ochs, David Asen, Mike Zimonyi, Johanna Aigner, Kaylyn Scardefield, Clara Montocchio, Victoria Negri, Caroline Walkner, Vanessa Vivien, Elena Popov, Anne Waetzel, Theresa Schneider, Katharina Steinbeck, Ulrike Rinderman, Christiane Weiss-Tessbach, Hans Riefel, Petra Schrei, Thomas Wanek, Eva Fleischer, Lee Peterkin, Moritz Pockberger, Vanya Brandtner, Gertrud Windsperger, Sarah Littasy, Karin Untersteiner, Marlene Ariana Milan, Constanze Chizzola, Wolfgang Schuster, Heidelinde Zimmermann
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