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A 90 Minute Comedy By European Expats, Shot in 8 Days In A House In The Hills Of Hollywood.

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Why should you support this project?

Director Yangzom Brauen is a well known actress and writer in Europe, WHO KILLED JOHNNY is her directorial debut (www.yangzombrauen.com). Together with Producer Shari Yantra Marcacci (www.shariyantra.com) and Co- Producer Gerold Wunstel she gathered a professional team together from the crew to the cast. The cast has 3 of Switzerland's most known actors who participated in her movie, willing to work for free. Yangzom and her production team were only able to shoot the movie because everyone who worked on the film agreed to work for free or almost no salary. They achieved the unthinkable: they shot a feature film in 8 days, shot 10 pages of script a day and managed all this with a very small budget! Now they need your help to be able to finish the film and bring it to the movie theaters and to film festivals. They need to raise $20’000 for the post production of the film and this until October 8th! 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FRIENDS, FAMILY, FELLOW FILMMAKERS AND SUPPORTERS OF INDEPENDENT FILMS! 

Please spread the word and watch the Video of Director Yangzom Brauen where she will tell you more about the movie. Thank you!

The Story

The life of two desperate Swiss Expats who try to write their first script
turns up side down when they discover a dead body on the street. Will they
achieve to finish the script on time, or will they be lost forever in the
pandemonium of their circumstances? A Dark Comedy about the delusion and misconception of the Art of movie making.

The Main Cast

Melanie Winiger as MELANIE

Photo by Jonas Mohr
Photo by Jonas Mohr

For her first role in the motion picture ACHTUNG FERTIG CHARLIE! in 2003 Melanie Winiger reaped a great deal of credit. This comedy remains one of the most successful motion pictures in Switzerland. After that she settled in Los Angeles for 2 years and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. In 2005 Melanie Winiger was nominated for the Undine Award as Best Newcomer for her debut in ACHTUNG FERTIG CHARLIE! Melanie played  leading parts in SONJAS RÜCKKEHR, BREAKOUT, LOVE MADE EASY, HELDIN DER LÜFTE and SINESTESIA. She was awarded „Best Actress“ with the TV-Star Award and nominated „Best Actress“  for the Swiss Film Award Quartz 2010.

Max Loong as MAX

Photo by Janick Zebrowski
Photo by Janick Zebrowski

In 2000 at the young age of 20, he beat more than 1000 competitors casting for the first Swiss music channel, VIVA by sizzling both on and off-screen. He has since hosted hundreds of shows and events in Europe and of his own produced hit show Interactive where he got to interview more than 300 world renowned artistes the likes of Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Usher, 50 Cent, Alicia Keys and Robert Downey Jr. to name a few. Since 2003 he has also expanded his repertoire and acted in leading roles on the big screen  such as in “Piff Paff Puff” , “Snowwhite” , “Breakout”,  “The Intervention”, “Syndicate:Zeed” or “North of the Border” and had a lead role in an Asian 13 episode dramedy tv-series “After hours” which earned him a cult following. He landed the extremely challenging job as the MusicStar host, which is the Swiss equivalent of American Idol, thus effectively making him the Ryan Seacrest of Switzerland.

Carlos Leal as MARCEL and CARLOS

Photo by Janick Zebrowski
Photo by Janick Zebrowski

After being the singer of the renowned Hip-Hop Band “Sens Unik” (5 Gold records), Carlos Leal started an acting career in 2000 in Paris. Since, he has received 4 best actor awards, among which he was Berlinale 2006 “Shooting Star”. Also, he has developed a European career. He’s been working with directors like Pedro Almodovar, Roland Joffé, Emilio Estevez and in productions like "Casino Royale". He was lead in TVseries in Spain, Switzerland, France and America, and lives now in Los Angeles.

Ernest Hausmann as JAMBO

Photo by Janick Zebrowski
Photo by Janick Zebrowski

Ernest is a German Actor who lives in Berlin. He has been in numerous Theater and Film Productions. Some of Germany's most famous films he has been in are IM JULI, KEBAB CONNECTION, BERLIN CALLING and SOUL KITCHEN. He plays theater all over Germany and Switzerland at Residence Theaters like Hamburg, Berlin and Zurich. 

Jordan Carver as GUDRUN

Photo by Jonas Mohr
Photo by Jonas Mohr

Jordan is specialized in glamour, lingerie & swimsuit modeling, but no worry, she is also a big action-sport fan, so she can offer everything else where others surrender! Currently, she is based in California but is working as an international glamour model. Carver was born and raised in a small town in Germany. After graduation, she did an apprenticeship as a hotel manageress but didn’t feel inspired in this business. So she decided to dedicate herself to a more creative job, the modeling business. At first she worked behind the camera, as a beautician in a big French company. At a certain point, she decided to start her own business as a make-up artist. She met an amazing photographer who previously worked with Playboy, Amica, Triumph, Vogue and among other clients. He noticed her potential in front of the camera, and made some sample pictures in pinup-style and had some amazing results! By February 2010, she launched her own website. 'WHO KILLED JOHNNY' is Jordans Debut film where she plays the love interest of Jambo.

The Main Crew:

DIRECTOR: Yangzom Brauen                                                     PRODUCERS: Yangzom Brauen, Shari Yantra Marcacci                              CO-PRODUCER: Gerold Wunstel                                                           WRITERS: Yangzom Brauen, Gerold Wunstel                                  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Alexa Ihrt

Press Links:

http://www.schweizer-illustrierte.ch/prominente/who-killed-johnny-film-yangzom-brauen-melanie-winiger-max-loong-carlos-leal-jordan-carver

http://www.punktmagazin.ch/genussliches/ein-drink-an-der-bar-mit-yangzom-brauen/

http://sunofhollywood.com/prophecy/2012/08/07/could-jordan-carver-be-johnny-depps-latest-love-interest/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIaaJb1Iz-8

http://www.videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=d28b1676-3fc6-423a-be42-1191580921a9

Any Questions please contact us:

ch.us.production@gmail.com


Thank you! Merci! Danke!

Group Photo by Jonas Mohr

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    How do I support this project through kickstarter:
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