Fuori Dalle Corde/Out Of Bounds
Trailer for a feature-film by director Fulvio Bernasconi (2007)
The story of Mike, a young Italian boxer from Trieste. A troubled man, like many of his peers; thirty years old and still a dreamer. Mike's dream, shared by his sister Anna, is to become a champ in the near future. But, as often happens real life is harsh, bitter, and full of hidden dangers. Mike falls for the allure of these dangers. He starts earning a lot in illegal fistfights, but soon discovers that it's not a world he likes. And getting out will be harder than he ever imagined.
The Truth Machine
I did the sound design for this great movie by Simone Bennett (Lone Productions)
A short film about a car accident based on an old Persian fable.
here a list of the festivals where the film has been shown:
Wins Best Experimental Short Concorto Film Festival Italy. Solo Exhibition “Come Home” Berm Amsterdam Souvenirs from earth TV Nominated Media Art Biennale WRO, Poland Nominated Amsterdam hero award best Dutch short IAFF Videoholica festival, Milan, Italy Crossing Border Festival, Den Haag Interfilm, Berlin Curtocircuito Film festival, Spain CapalbioCinema Filmfestival Italy, Rome Union docs, New York Eye Film museum Amsterdam Dziga Nijmegen Bea de Visser Film night, Dorderecht Einsturzende Neubauten Festival, Melkweg Amsterdam International Exhibition of Video Art and Cinema Beyond, Milan Lost & Found, Amsterdam Amsterdam Shorts Festival, De Balie, Kriterion, Amsterdam O&O Celluloid / Digitaal #7 De Balie RGB/VHDG Leeuwarden DRIVE IN
This is my German voice-over on a clip promoting veganism.
Vor einigen Jahren nahmen mein Freund und ich seine damals sieben jährige Tochter Jessica auf einen Angelausflug mit. Als sie den ersten Fisch fing, wollte ich ihn ihr wegnehmen um das Tier zu töten und es für das Abendessen zuzubereiten.
Jessica fing bitterlich an zu weinen an und war empört über den Gedanken, das schöne Tier zu essen.
Wir warfen den Fisch zurück in den Teich und gingen stattdessen in einen Supermarkt, um dort etwas zu Essen zu kaufen....
...Jessica entschied sich für Fischstäbchen.
Frühstück war inspiriert von dieser fast verlorengegangenen Verbindung zwischen den Tieren die wir schätzen, und denen, die sich auf unserem Speisezettel wiederfinden.
Besonders stolz sind wir, dass Breakfast sich in der
deutschen Fassung die Stimme von Alexander Hacke
Ein großes Dankeschön an Alexander & Danielle!
director/ Kris Hofmann
voice over/ Alexander Hacke
Illustrations/ Page Tsou & Kris Hofmann
cinematography/ Mirko Beutler
sound/ Tobias Eiving
thanks to/ Mahi Klosterhalfen, Danielle de Picciotto,
Rick Poyner, Nick Bell, Herwig Hofmann & Anita Hofmann
a short film commisssioned by the german foreign office (2009)
Directed and all drawings by Danielle de Picciotto.
The movie introduces the 12 new EU countries of Europe and demonstrates how tradtiional dances are easily turned into modern club culture and how each country has its special heritage -making diversity interesting for youth cultural-creating a colorful dance in which all can present themselves
Das Wilde Leben/Eight Miles High
This is one of the "period pieces" I had to create for this movie additional to the score.
Achim Bornhak's movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. At the age of 16, Uschi is bored by her job in a photo lab, but soon becomes the "it girl" of Munich's club scene. When she gets to know Rainer Langhans, they move to Berlin and live in "Kommune 1", the first politically-motivated commune in Germany. While the other occupants claim she isn't political enough, Uschi just wants to have fun, works as fashion model and leads international music stars in temptation..
Gegen die Wand/Head-On
Trailer for the award-winning feature directed by Fatih Akin (2004)
In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants to end it all. Sibel a 20-something female from Hamburg wishes to please her Turkish parents yet yearns for freedom. She has had her nose broken by her brother for being seen holding hands with a boy and yet she can not break her mother's heart and run away. She too attempts suicide and she first approaches Cahit there at the Hospital. Sibel asks Cahit to marry her, as she believes this to be the way out of her parent's house. She promises Cahit that their relationship will be like roommates, not like a married couple. The film follows Sibel and Cahit as they get married, become closer and eventually fall in love.
There is no music of mine in this trailer but I produced the wonderful Roma musician Selim Sesler for this, wrote some score and with this project founded the ongoing collaboration with the outstanding director Akin.
A selection of commissioned works for film compiled between 1987 and 1992 and released on Reihe Ego/Our Choice/Rough Trade in 1993.
NIHIL, Or All The Time In The World
(NIHIL, oder Alle Zeit der Welt)
A film by Uli M Schueppel
Starring: Olivier Picot, Gesine Böhle, Friedrich Wall, Kai Fuhrmann & Blixa Bargeld
Music: Alexander Hacke; Camera: Ciro Cappellari
b/w, 54min, English Subt. West-Berlin/Germany, 1987