Limbo is a short film about a grieving father struggling to accept the death of his teenage daughter when he comes face to face with her living doppelganger. It's a story about love and loss, life and death, hope and despair. Grief is a universal theme everyone can relate to, but everyone deals with grief in a different way. Some ways are healthy, and other ways are not so healthy. Limbo explores one man's journey out of the abyss of torment in the hope of finding a glimmer of light.
Anika Films was founded in Los Angeles in 2000 when it mounted its first production of the short film The Kiss. Over a dozen films followed and screened across the globe, winning a number of awards including the People’s Choice Award, Best Film, Best New Filmmaker, Best Cinematography and Best Actress. The company is currently based in Berlin and continues its focus on producing quality films, documentaries and television within the national and international entertainment industries.
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We will shoot Limbo in English with a professional team of filmmakers at the end of February in Berlin, Germany. The funds we raise will go towards camera, grip and lighting equipment, insurance, locations, shooting and parking permits, transportation, catering, costumes, make-up, set dressing, sound design, sound mix, color correction, film festival submissions, marketing and promotion.
Wilfried Hochholdinger ("Danny") was born in Bamberg, Germany and studied acting at the esteemed Otto-Falckenberg Acting School in Munich. Over the past two decades he’s acted in over 100 television shows and films including Inglourious Basterds (directed by Quentin Tarantino), X-Men: First Class (with Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence) and A Sound of Thunder (with Ben Kingsley). In addition to his extensive acting experience, he’s also an accomplished musician and singer/songwriter.
Anne Alexander Sieder ("Margo") is an award-winning American actress with over 30 years experience on stage and in front of the camera. She's worked on several TV series as well as in feature films with renowned directors like Martin Campbell and Pupi Avati. Anne has also lent her voice to numerous cartoon characters and played the lead in several animated movies.
Irina Kurbanova ("Shawna") made her television acting debut at the tender age of eight years old and has been acting professionally since she was 15. She's been in a number of TV series, television movies and films. She has Russian ancestry and currently lives in Munich, Germany where she studies media at the university. She's also recently directed her first music video.
Award-winning filmmaker, Jean-Luc Julien (Producer/Director), was born in Germany, attained French citizenship and moved to the U.S.A. as an infant. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater (acting/directing) from California State University, Los Angeles. While in L.A. he worked as a director in theater and film before moving to Germany. His films have been screened around the world and some of his awards include Best New Filmmaker, Best Film and the People’s Choice Award.
Caprice Crawford (Producer) is an American producer based in Berlin. Since age 16, she has been in front of the camera, acting and singing. In 1990, she moved to New York City to attend the William Esper Studio, the world’s foremost studio dedicated to Meisner based actor training. By 1992, Caprice was landing professional acting roles and has starred alongside Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Burt Reynolds, Keenan Ivory-Wayans, Eddie Griffin, and Regan Burns in both TV shows and feature films. While working as an actress in Los Angeles, her interests began to shift. She had spent such a big part of her life in front of the camera, and she was very captivated about what went on behind the camera. She discovered a passion for photography and producing, shooting celebrity portraits and film stills in between producing films.
Nicholas Jackson (Director of Photography) was born and raised in Perth, Australia. He studied filmmaking and earned a Diploma for Digital Filmmaking at the Film and Television Institute in Fremantle, Western Australia. During his studies, he shot several short films and won a bronze medal at the Australian Cinematographers Society State Awards for Student Cinematography. He then moved to Munich, Germany where he works in the camera department on various international and German films in several positions. He’s worked with many award-winning cinematographers such as Glen McPherson CSC ASC, Michael Ballhaus ASC, Anthony Dod Mantle ASC DFF BSC and Judith Kaufmann which he learnt a great deal from. He also shoots his own music videos and short films. In 2014 he shot Moments which was accepted to countless film festivals and won the Best Cinematography award at the Soul 4 Reel film festival in Maryland, USA. He’s recently completed another short film called “Nostalgia” and two new music videos.
Amy Fruchtman (screenwriter) is a writer, poet and film production worker living in Brooklyn, NY. After moving from her hometown in the suburbs of Philadelphia, she studied Film & Screenwriting at Pace University in Manhattan and began working as a freelance production assistant on many different film sets. After graduating with honors in 2012, she began taking work as an Assistant Production Coordinator while writing and publishing poetry, short stories and screenplays in her spare time, earning publication in numerous literary magazines, journals & books. Her writing is often inspired by the city and its people, and by all of the friends she has made along the way.
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