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A grieving father struggles to come to terms with the death of his teenage daughter when he discovers her living doppelganger.
A grieving father struggles to come to terms with the death of his teenage daughter when he discovers her living doppelganger.
A grieving father struggles to come to terms with the death of his teenage daughter when he discovers her living doppelganger.
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THE FILM

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.

Limbo Poster
Limbo Poster

THE LOOK

Apartment Look - Photos by Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson
Apartment Look - Photos by Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson
 
Restaurant Look - Photos by Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson
Restaurant Look - Photos by Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson
 

THE COMPANY 

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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THE SITUATION   

This is an ALL-OR-NOTHING crowdfunding campaign, which means that if we don't reach our goal we won't receive anything. Please contribute what you can and POST, SHARETWEET, FORWARD this campaign to those who might be interested in contributing to a truly worthy cause and a passionate cast and crew.

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.

Limbo Breakdown of Expenses
Limbo Breakdown of Expenses

THE CAST 

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.

Wilfried Hochholdinger plays Danny in Limbo
Wilfried Hochholdinger plays Danny in Limbo

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. 

Anne Alexander Sieder plays Margo in Limbo
Anne Alexander Sieder plays Margo in Limbo

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. 

Irina Kurbanova plays Shawna in Limbo
Irina Kurbanova plays Shawna in Limbo

THE CREW 

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.

Producer/Director Jean-Luc Julien
Producer/Director Jean-Luc Julien

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. 

Producer Caprice Crawford-Ligthart
Producer Caprice Crawford-Ligthart

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. 

Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson
Director of Photography Nicholas Jackson

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. 

Screenwriter Amy Fruchtman
Screenwriter Amy Fruchtman

THE GRATITUDE  

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Risks and challenges

Filmmaking is a very complex and challenging venture, but with the right people on board and the proper amount of preparation, magic can be created. Of course there are always unforeseen obstacles like illness or a location going up in flames, but there are always ways to deal with those challenges to keep on keepin' on. With your contributions, this film will be completed and screened.

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    * Plus online access to the completed film + digital production stills of the cast and crew on set and behind the scenes + digital copy of the script + digital poster.

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    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus a Limbo tote bag printed with the black and white poster and text: "I'M IN LIMBO (see the film's closing credits)" + thanks in the closing credits.

    * Plus online access to the completed film + digital production stills of the cast and crew on set and behind the scenes + digital copy of the script + digital poster.

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    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus a Limbo tote bag printed with the black and white poster and text: "I'M IN LIMBO (see the film's closing credits)" + thanks in the closing credits.

    * Plus online access to the completed film + digital production stills of the cast and crew on set and behind the scenes + digital copy of the script + digital poster.

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    Associate Producer credit in the closing credits and on IMBD.

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    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus a Limbo tote bag printed with the black and white poster and text: "I'M IN LIMBO (see the film's closing credits)" + thanks in the closing credits.

    * Plus online access to the completed film + digital production stills of the cast and crew on set and behind the scenes + digital copy of the script + digital poster.

    * Plus a shout-out on our Limbo Facebook page and Anika Films Twitter page + personal digital thank you card + exclusive backer updates + advanced access to the trailer + our eternal gratitude.

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    Executive Producer credit in the opening and closing credits and on IMBD.

    * Plus 2 tickets to the premiere of Limbo in Berlin or New York City + a post-screening Q & A with the director + a personal meet-and-greet with the cast and crew in attendance. And chances are pretty good that the director will buy you a drink (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus regular notification of events and festival screenings + a signed DVD of Limbo + 2 tickets to a festival screening (travel and accommodation not included).

    * Plus exclusive online access to the completed film prior to release + exclusive online access to the director's past films + a personal thank you video from the director with a quote from your favorite movie.

    * Plus a Limbo tote bag printed with the black and white poster and text: "I'M IN LIMBO (see the film's closing credits)" + thanks in the closing credits.

    * Plus online access to the completed film + digital production stills of the cast and crew on set and behind the scenes + digital copy of the script + digital poster.

    * Plus a shout-out on our Limbo Facebook page and Anika Films Twitter page + personal digital thank you card + exclusive backer updates + advanced access to the trailer + our eternal gratitude.

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