Three investors, wolves in sheep’s clothes,
can’t for their life find heart or soul.
In their jets, they circle the globe,
preaching love and earning gold.
Smoke and mirrors is their game,
ministers, unions and kings enjoy their fame.
Gambling with open cards at the table,
where there’s no risk there’s only one aim:
the truth is a lie, ’cause lying is real –
when you get pranked, how does it feel?
After questioning the value of money with our recent film Soldate Jeannette we’re now up to question the power of money with our new feature WINWIN:
HUMOR BEGINS WHERE FUN HAS COME TO AN END.
WINWIN IS A SATIRE.
Politicians, unionists, judges and the police, entrepreneurs, magnats and tycoons: everybody loves investors. White knights in private planes arrive from their off-shore islands where their hick-ups influence the Dow Jones, the Hang Seng and the DAX. They bring hope to safe us all and everything: workers, children, the future basically, and they bring neverending growth and prosperity.
Our world of cultures became a world cultured by the global economy. A plutocracy where the wealthy classes rule and dominate our society. In this parallel sphere of power it is warm and cozy, it’s sunny and funny, it’s peachy and creamy: everything is possible at no risk.
TOPSY-TURVY! THE TRUTH IS A LIE, PERKY-PIE!
How we work
The unpredictable and the autopoiesis, which film makers usually try to eliminate by composing a movie script, become a potential by our working without a script. The immaturity at the beginning is required; in the course of the composition process, it allows to draw on findings, circumstances, persons and outcomes of collective talks, as well as on the improvisation of the performers. Only vague arcs are prescribed: a beginning, a middle, and an end of the story. And the financial bottleneck.
WINWIN has its point of origin in the variation of autobiographic stories of the leading actors, which came to light during casting talks. Fiction enters the documentary space made of life experience and original locations – aesthetically filtered in pictures that do not become documentary, but strictly stylized get to the bottom of a truth.
European Film Conspiracy PHILOSOPHY
A European Film Conspiracy is a fleeing entity, a philosophy, and a conspiracy in the spirit of its conceivers. It does not occupy a body, and it is neither a natural person nor a corporate entity. It is a vehicle, a phantom, a momentum, an engine of war that captures all those that make films without clinging to conventional framework conditions. Not to undermine the latter, but to exploit the free space beside them. The free space is wide. But the equipment is sparse. Through that space thoughts may fly on golden wings. For each project the Conspiracy comprises different members in this respect.
Besides Daniel Hoesl, who founded the Conspiracy a few years ago in the USA, Katharina Posch, Gerald Kerkletz, Julia Niemann and Georg Aschauerjoined the kitchen collective this time.
Recipes are not followed in this kitchen. The only ingredients used are those that are found. Through castings biographies are found. Experienced cooks are required to create – as if by magic – a dish out of it. This way the story develops, as an order of courses develops. Scene by scene. The accompanying wines are not forgotten. Three violins are not employed when one is enough. A grain of rice is a grain of rice. Picture for picture, a symphony of time.
Clown prince of Austrian cinema Daniel Hoesl wields satire like a crystal blade – more ornamental than lethal – in his second feature WINWIN, a playfully confrontational take on 21st century corporate capitalism that will leave no spectator indifferent.
Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
The masquerade of monster capitalism. Hoesl caustically channels his frustration over the financial imbalance from the consumerist-agricultural polarity of Soldier Jane to the hornet's nest of the upper echelons of investors. His belief that “the only religion left is faith in money and even debt” in this church of the free-market economy, which holds such menace within it, has a much bolder outline in the capitalistic cabaret of WINWIN.
Martin Kudlac, Cineuropa
Ministerinnen, ehrbare Firmenchefs, Gewerkschafter, Zeitungsleute – alle gehen in die Knie vor den kalt lächelnd vorgebrachten Investitionsversprechen der Beraterbande in Daniel Hoesls zweitem Langfilm „Winwin“. Wie schon sein Vorgänger „Soldate Jeannette“ formal aufs Äußerste reduziert, überzeugt auch „Winwin“ durch seinen Willen zur Verfremdung: die Finanzkrise als unterkühlte Satire.
Alexander Musik, ORF
Whilst studying acting in Vienna Christoph Dostal won the leading role in Wolfgang Murnberger’s feature film For God and Country. The film won the Viennese Film Prize and was the official Austrian entry for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. After that he trained ballet and modern dance at the London Contemporary Dance School and worked as a dancer in various, international dance companies. Steven Spielberg cast him for his Golden Globe winning TV series Band of Brothers. After receiving an invitation to play a series regular role in one of the longest running German TV series, Forbidden Love (ARD), Dostal moved from London to Cologne. Dostal’s new home is Los Angeles, where he plays leading roles in US independent films. Additionally he is in post production for his first film as director – a documentary on his dance teacher, the legendary African-American dancer Bob Curtis.
Born 1977 in British Columbia, Canada. Graduated in 2000 from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary Dance. Co-founder and principal dancer of the Vienna based dance company Liquid Loft (artistic director Chris Haring). In addition to her own projects she also has an ongoing collaboration with performance group Toxic Dreams. Film credits include various Mara Mattuschka films such as Running Sushi (2008), Burning Palace (2009) and Stimmen (2014). She appeared in Erwin Wurm’s short film Tell (2007) as well as playing the lead role in the Gustav Deutsch film Shirley – Visions of Reality (2013).
Jeff Ricketts is an American League-trained theater, film and television actor. He has performed in over 100 plays in New York, Shakespeare Festivals and International theater. In New York and London, he played the title role in Richard Schechner’s critically acclaimed production of FaustGastronome. In Hollywood, Jeff did Joss Whedon’s hat trick having had recurring roles on all three of his series’: Buffy, Angel and Firefly. He has appeared in many dramatic and comedic television series’ including CSI, Without a Trace, The Guardian, Philly, Drew Carey, NYPD Blue, 24, Star Trek:Enterprise and Charmed.
Born in Japan. Studied classical singing in Vienna and theater acting in Paris. She has played leading roles in more than 1000 performances as a singer / dancer in big musical theaters in Japan and Europe. On stage she took part in Mutter courage (2004), Die Reise (2011), Das Kind (2013) and played the Buhlschaft at the Bayerische Jedermann summer festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen in 2009. Moreover she participated in many TV and film productions as for expample Octoberfest (2005), Trautmann (2005), Der rote Punkt (2009), Der Chinese (2011), Mein Vater, seine Freunde... (2012), Wiener Tatort (2012), Twilight in Burma (2014) and Ciao Cheri (2014).
Alexander Tschernek made his debut in 1977 as the third spirit in the Zauberflöte in Munich. As an actor he is navigating the arts, delving for voice and logos ever since: in theatre and operas, in audio drama and movies and free speech. In 2005 he also turned to philosophy, was a founding member of the “Philosophicum zu Basel” and arranged the reading series Philosophie pur – most recently at the Wiener Radiokulturhaus Arbeit, Muße, Faulheit! (work, leisure, idleness). At the movies he lent his voice to a man starving himself to death in Peter Liechtis’ The Sound of Insects which won the European Film Award PRIX ARTE 2009.
Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg was already determined on a career at the age of four. Right after graduation she went to acting school at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, then to the Viennese Burgtheater, but also the German Theater Göttingen needed to be tested just as the Schauspielhaus Graz and once back in Vienna she worked on various different stages of the city. Numerous in-house productions, of which many premiered at unusual venues like the Hotel Orient or in an Inn in the Wurstelprater, lead to Moscow, St. Petersburg and London. And in 2014 to one of the most beautiful Palais, the Winterpalais of Prince Eugen, Der Zorn der Eleonore Batthyany (The rage of Eleonore Batthyany), 2011 the encounter with Daniel Hoesl and Soldate Jeannette, numerous festivals and the award for the best actress at Diagonale 2013 were the consequence. In 2015 she played in The Pursuit of Happiness by Julian Radlmaier, the film will be released in 2016.
Jürgen Weishäupl is an interdisciplinarily working curator, director and art-producer. He anchors the weekly cultural program Salotto Vienna on W24, developed cultural installations in the “aspern Seestadt” and designed and produced the European Vienna Sphere-Tour to promote the Eurovision Song Contest. For the city of Palermo he produced various forms of festivals and directed the successful candidacy for hosting the European Art-biennale Manifesta. Currently he is producing an ORF-Mockumentary about the salvation of Austria. Native to Vorarlberg he learned his trade working for nearly ten years at the Bregenzer Festspiele.
IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE
|Chief of Cabinet
|Delphine de Bar
|Pension Fund Manager
|Pension Fund Manager
||GERHARD J. LOTTES
||PETER CHRISTIAN DWORZAK
LINE PRODUCER, PRODUCER
Born 1982 in Salzburg; finished his Theatre, Film and Media studies at Vienna University and rotated through the various film departments. At the moment he works mainly as production manager on independent feature films.
- WINWIN (Line Producer, Producer) 2016
- Kater by Händl Klaus (Production Manager) 2016
- Der letzte Sommer der Reichen by Peter Kern (Production Manager) 2015
- Sarah und Sarah by Peter Kern (Production Manager) 2014
- Soldate Jeannette by Daniel Hoesl (Unit Manager) 2013
Daniel Hoesl, born 1982, studied multimedia arts before working as assistant director for Ulrich Seidl. He has been involved in a big number of art projects, collective film conspiracies, in the blowing up of buildings and the screaming interpretations of Franz Schubert’s songs. He’s a long distance swimmer globally exploring pools crawling back and forth. His debut feature Soldate Jeannette premiered at Sundance film festival and was awarded the Tiger award at Rotterdam film festival. His main concerns oscillate around the value and the price of money. WINWIN is his second feature film as co-conspirator of the European Film Conspiracy.
- WINWIN (2016)
- Soldate Jeannette (2013) - Sundance, Rotterdam Tiger Award
- The Madness of the Day (2011, short) - Diagonale
- Lektion von alltäglichem Pathos (2006, short) - Winner Filmriss Festival
Born 1975 in Graz, Austria, carries the power of light in his heart. A myriad gaffer lives behind him he moved on to cinematography soon. His aesthetic rigour was sharpened at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. With Daniel Hoesl he shares a passion to sauna, where in a heated athmosphere, the idea for Soldate Jeannette and WINWIN was born.
- Kater (2016) by Händl Klaus
- Soldate Jeannette (2013) / Sundance Film Festival Competition, Rotterdam Tiger
- Stillleben (2012) by Sebastian Meise / 59th San Sebastian FF
- Michael (2011) by Markus Schleinzer / 64th Cannes IFF 2011, Official Competition
- März (2008) by Händl Klaus / 61st IFF Locarno – Best First Feature
AD, CASTING, PRODUCER
Julia Niemann, born 1987, lives and works in Vienna. During and after her studies of philosophy she was working as a journalist for Austrian and German monthly and daily papers, i.e. DATUM, Der Standard and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Then she got to know the European Film Conspiracy and since then she is dancing at many weddings of the film scene.
- WINWIN (Casting, First AD, Producer) 2015
- Kater by Händl Klaus (AD) 2015
- Licht by Barbara Albert (Casting pupils) 2015
- Die Passion des Geldes (Writer, screenplay together with Daniel Hoesl) In preparation
Born 1980 in Vienna, Austria. After her studies of
social sciences at the University of Vienna she worked as curator of film festivals and production manager
in Austria, France and Latin America. She early joined the international “kino movement” and “NISI MASA Network” to produce and promote short films. Since 2011 Junior Producer at Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film-
produktion in Vienna. Soldate Jeannette was her first collaboration with Daniel Hoesl as an independent
producer. WINWIN should soon follow, as well as her own child, which changed her position often to a telepatic conspirator.
- Soldate Jeannette (2013) / Sundance Film Festival Competition, Rotterdam Tiger
- The Child in the box (2014) Documentary for Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
- Future Baby (2016) Documentary for Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion
KIKY VON REBENTAL
ROBERT GRAY, KINOGRAPH
DIGITAL WORKFLOW AND POST SUPERVISION
TEASER AND TRAILER
ADDITIONAL CAMERA ASSISTANTS
ADDITIONAL MAKE UP
ASSISTANT TO THE PRODUCTION AND ART DEPARTMENT
LOCATION MANAGER ITALY
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND TITLES
Stephanie Cumming’s wardrobe by
Nahoko Fort-Nishigami’s wardrobe by
Costumes and accessories by
WENDY & JIM
Additional costumes and accessories by
BRANDMAIR, HERR VON EDEN, LACOS COLLECTION, MADELEINE, MONIR JEWELRY, NEW BALANCE, PEAK PERFORMANCE, SANDRA GILLES, TOMMY HILFIGER, VENI CREATRIX
Prolonged Action – Fotoversion
Paul Philipp Heinze
o.T./2014, o.T./2014, o.T./2014
Jet Black Man
Performed by Op:l Bastards from the album The Job
Written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Composed by Hanns Eisler
Performed by Nahoko Fort-Nishigami (vocals) and Jakob Rendl (piano)
Lied von der belebenden Wirkung des Geldes
Written by Hanns Eisler, Andre Asriel
Performed by Hanns Eisler
Images (Book 1 – No. 3 Movement)
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Yedda Lin (piano), Klaus Zalud (percussion)
String Quintet in C, Op. 163, D 956
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by Pro Arte Quartett (1935)
Menuett G dur BWV. Anh. 114
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Alexander Tschernek
Written by Hanns Eisler
Performed by Jedweder Küchenchor Wien
Written by Carsten Nicolai
Performed by Alva Noto
Performed by Moderat from the album II
DC TOWER VIENNA
Elisabeth M. Gottfried, Michael C. Berger, Viktor Auracher / WED Wiener Entwicklungsgemeinschaft für den Donauraum AG/Michael Neuweg, ifm Service GmbH
FLUGHAFEN WIEN SCHWECHAT
Stefan Klasmann, Stefanie Tomanek, Barbara Schmid, Bettina Schmitl
ZEPTAIR BOMBARDIER GLOBAL 5000
Philip Zepter, Madlena Zepter, Philipp Wieser, Markus Schroecker
Regina Stierschneider, Barbara Royc, Erwin Uhrmann, Karlheinz Essl
ABC BUSINESS CARS
Gerhard Isely, Wolfgang Leithner
OTTENSTEIN BOAT RENTAL
Richard Hackl, Corinna Bayer
MARCHFELD SPARGEL GERASDORF
Maddalena Della Libera
VIENNA FILM COMMISSION
Marijana Stoisits, Tamara Seeliger
AUSTRIAN FEDERAL CHANCELLERY BUNDESKANZLERAMT
Friedrich Scheuringer, Claus Hörr
NHM MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY VIENNA
PRIVATE LIBRARY AND MANSION
Thomas Hofinger, Herbert Kolonovics
Deacon Hubert Kaindl, Lieselotte Kratochwil
SOFITEL VIENNA STEPHANSDOM
Adrienn Haidinger, Garry Löfgen
EVN HYDROPOWER OTTENSTEIN
SCHACHINGER STUDIO, WUK VIENNA
Beate Schachinger, Hannes Simmerl-Burgis
STARHOTELS SAVOIA EXCELSIOR PALACE HOTEL
YACHT PARKING TRIESTE
Nautic Services S.R.L.
CREATIV FLORISTIK PERCHTHOLDSDORF Elisabeth Dorner
PEDAL POWER BIKE & SEGWAY TOURS Frederic Watts
ARTDECO Gordana Sipos, Thomas Wirzlberger
WEINGUT ZAHEL Richard Zahel
WEINGUT BRÜNDLMAYER Sonja Mayr
BESTATTUNG CUBUS Joachim Fürpass
THE CULINARY LOVE BAND Peter Zinter
BENE BÜROMÖBEL Andreas Getzinger, Mr. Pum
BENE ESSELTE Mrs. Kattinger, Mr. Kober
SQUASH CLUB ALL STARS Mr. & Mrs. Coufal
ABSOLUT PRINT Christian Bauer
YELLOW SITTING BALLS Nayka-Iyn, Johannes Has Seiwerth
The costume department thanks
PETAR PETROV Petar Petrov, Christoph Pirnbacher
GINO VENTURINI Nicolas Venturini
LUDWIG REITER Magdalena Reiter
R. HORNS Robert & Julian Horn
MYKITA Kamilia Kusz
HERR VON EDEN
BRANDMAIR Claudia Brandmair
NEW BALANCE VIENNA
LACOS COLLECTION Alexandra Eisenburger
MONIR JEWELRY Monir Kienzl
GON VIENNA Christina Steiner
WENDY&JIM Helga Ruthner, Hermann Fankhauser
WÄSCHEFLOTT Beatrix Stekl
SABINE BAAR-BAHRENFELS PR
NETWORK PR HAMBURG
VENI CREATRIX Marina Sagl
Anna Aichinger, Karin Boba, Yasmin El Mohandes, Melanie Gleinser, Wilfried Mayer, Alexander Nussbaumer, Katharina Remenyi, Peter Schindler
Markus Schleinzer, Marijana Stoisits, Elly Senger-Weiss, Ferdinand Stürgkh
Bernhard Burger, Alexander Schütz, Michael Sares, Heide Schmidt, Hans Peter Haselsteiner, Alexander Kriz, Brigadier Gerald Karner
Julia Kovarik, Magda Tothova, Paul Philipp Heinze, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg, Katharina Mückstein, Theresia In der Maur, Barbara Walterskirchen, Ella Gallieni, Rudolf Takacs, Melanie Murkovic, Michaela Aschauer, Lisa Geretschläger, Carmen Gray, Karolina Ellinger, Lisa Stürgkh
Jürgen Weishäupl, Giovanni Damiani, Thomas Draschan, Meinrad Rauchensteiner, Thomas In der Maur, Familie Peter Weiss, Dorli Muhr, Sergej Stanojkovski, Lisa Stangl, Stefan Stangl, Andreas Remmel, Manfred Matzka, Christoph Walder, Gerhard Lottes, Martin Nemeth & Katharina Lehmden of Behindertenwerkstätte Fockygasse, Danilo Kalecic & Tucker Beckett of Porto Montenegro, Claudia Dimartis, Richard Schwaiger & Peter Bretterkleber of Babylon bordello, Angelika Adensamer, Peter Jevnikar
Deborah Gzesh, Matthias-Leonhard Lang, Marcello Farabegoli, Daniela Kong, Gen Seto, Kari Rakkola, Daniel Doujenis, Siegfried Schlögl, Mohammed Mansour, Dagmar Streicher, Barbara Schindler
Christian Stoklas, Andreas Buchschachner, Klemens Hufnagl, Alexander Hegedues, Thomas Schweiger, Franziska Appel, Herbert Fischer, Reinhard Feichtinger & Alexander Gruber of Listo Videofilm, Andi Winter & Christin Veith, Patrick Wally of Piece of Cake Films, Gerhard Daurer sen.
Scott Cummings, Gerhard Daurer, Veronica Franz, Evgeny Gusyatinsky, Eva Hausberger, Dominik Hartl, Chinlin Hsieh, Karina Ressler, Claus Philipp, Barbara Pichler, Elly Senger-Weiss, Roland Teichmann, Andrea Wagner