Your new movie Überfall/Home
Invasion - in a few words, what is it about?
is different take on the home invasion subgenre.
very blunt question, why a home invasion thriller, and some of your genre
was new territory for me which is the reason why it was interesting at the
time. I am actually not a big fan of that genre. While there is a big
potential there are too many cheap shots that ruin it. Home invasion
movies that I like are for example Funny Games (1997) by Michael Haneke or
Water Power (1977) by Shaun Costello.
love movies in general but some genres I like more than others are
exploitation and mondo.
(Other) sources of inspiration when writing Home
I don't write scripts for my movies. I often just make a list with
notes while I either have the full picture in my mind or I am waiting for
the right ideas during the shoot. This is very risky and you can only do
it if you do it on such a level on which I make movies. When you make a
professional movie, a regular movie you can't do that. When I make a movie
no one expects anything from it, not even I do so I can take more risks.
If it doesn't work only I fall and no one else does. This is a risk I am
willing to take.
there was any kind of inspiration it might be Big Snuff (1975). Not a good
movie at all but the producer Allan Shakelton took a risk by making a new
ending and the rest is history.
Invasion doesn't exactly hold back when it comes to showing
gruesome details - so why is that, and was there ever a red line you (or
your actors) refused to cross?
the reason that the movie was made was just to make a couple of prop
tests. I probably have some red lines but the movie was made without
crossing any of them. I personally think it is pretty tame in comparison
to other movies of its genre. You don't even see any kind of rape or
explicit female genitalia. I was almost sensitive.
In many ways, from
narrative build-up to the constantly wandering, curious camera, Home
Invasion feels like a documentary of yours - so do talk about this
approach, and was it intended from the get-go, or did it only blossom when
writing or even filming your movie?
my documentaries are shot in a similar way. I think it is just the way I
shoot my movies. Most of the time I shoot illegally or without permission.
And also without equipment or crew so I can be faster. There is no beauty
or asthetics in it. Filmmaking should be fun, but for me most of the time
it isn't, being a one-man-crew is a terrible experience. There is no time
for anything so my movies are as basic as they can be. You could say that
those movies are express trial runs to gain experience for when
moviemaking becomes serious.
idea of spicing the movie up by the ending and the sound fragments was
intended from the beginning. And it was the main reason for me to make the
movie. I really want my movies to have a reason to exist that
differentiate them from others. Otherwise there would be no reason to
Do talk about Home
Invasion's cast, and why exactly these people?
wife had to play the role of the victim, the intruder was played by Jörg
Wischnauski [Jörg Wischnauski
interview - click here] on another day, and even my cat found its way into the movie.
This movie was made like this because I wanted to make a movie that day,
and so I „cast“ people I had access to.
can you tell us about the shoot as such, and the on-set atmosphere?
was very relaxed without any tension or stress.
$64-qestion of course, where can Home
Invasion be seen?
hope it will be on the next DVD release.
Anything you can tell us about
audience and critical reception of Home
the moment barely anyone has seen it.
Any future projects you'd like to
Feeling lucky ?
any of my partnershops yourself
for more, better results ?
The links below
will take you
week ago I shot the first segment of my upcoming movie Todestrieb (working
title). It will be crazy.
Your/your movie's website, social media, whatever
Anything else you're dying to mention and I have
merely forgotten to ask?
isn't anymore to say about that movie.
Thanks for the