fuenferfilm is a film production for independent films based in Hamburg, Germany. We are Frank Scheuffele and Karsten Krause. Frank works as a producer, curator and accountant. Karsten is a filmmaker, cinematographer and sound recordist.

CONTACT

fuenferfilm
Krause & Scheuffele GbR
Otzenstraße 12
22767 Hamburg
Germany

mail@fuenferfilm.de
+49 178 5251463
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COLLABORATIONS

Auge Altona
Bernd Schoch
Grünbachfilm
Helena Wittmann
KurzfilmAgentur
Laslo Strong & Jurgis Lietunovas (website)
Roman Vehlken
Spengemann Eichberg Goldkamp Hans
Zeigermann Audio

Sec Rouge


SEC ROUGE – an old creole term used by the octopus fisherwomen of Rodrigues island, to designate the culminating point of dryness in a low tide, when the reflecting sun seems to burn the water-drained lagoon into a crust of redness. Longtime ago, this natural occurrence was read as an omen of prosperous catch by the once thriving community of women practicing the traditional art of octopus fishing. Nowadays a “dry-red” tide is a rarity; a mirage-image inhabiting the memories of those few remaining fisherwomen who are still struggling to practice their dying métier.

D 2017, HD, 1:1,78, Color, Surround, 26 Minutes

credits
cast Marie Louise Edouard, Marie Jeanne Azie, Marie Elydione Azie
direction, camera Kate Tessa Lee
direction, sound recording, sound design, montage Tom Schön
color grading Christian Lessner
sound mix Roman Vehlken
production Fuenferfilm
funding Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM

Drift


Two women spend a weekend together at the North Sea. Walks on the beach, fish buns at a snack stand, mobile weather forecasts. Sky, horizon, water. One of them will soon return to her family in Argentina ,whereas the other one will try to come a step closer to the ocean. She travels to the Caribbean and the unknown makes her vulnerable. Then, the land gets out of sight. On a sailing vessel she crosses the Atlantic Ocean. One wave follows the other, they never resemble. Thoughts go astray, time leaves the beaten track and the swell lulls to deep sleep. The sea takes over the narration. And when she reappears, the wind is still in her hair while the ground beneath her feet is solid. She returns and the other one could ask: „Have you changed?“

D 2017, HD, 1:1,78, Color, Surround, 97 Minutes

Credits
cast Theresa George, Josefina Gill
concept, direction, cinematography, montage Helena Wittmann
concept, research Theresa George
sound recording, design, composition Nika Breithaupt
focus puller Pia Lamster
title design, dolly grip Steffen Goldkamp
sound mix Simon Bastian - Zeigermann Audio
color grading Tim Liebe
production Fuenferfilm, T, N, H
production assistant Luise Donschen
sponsoring Sailing Classics Gmbh
support Neue Kunst In Hamburg, Zeigermann Audio, Cinegate
festival presentation Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Films

FESTIVALS

Settimana Internationale della Critica di Venezia, Italy
Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, GB
Filmfest Hamburg, Germany
Festival de Nouveau Cinema Montreal, Canada

Arrangement of Skin


The archive is a technical apparatus; a place to dissect, prepare, and preserve. Culture needs a place to store and document the things of nature.

To document and preserve nature is in need of human culture - a need that is institutionalized in natural history museums and zoological collections. Karsten Krause visited such „archives of life“ in Stuttgart: at the Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde and the Wilhema, he pointed his camera at the human at appropriation of nature for the propose of gaining insights. Within this framework, he focossed especially on taxidermally stuffed animals and the reconstruction and animation in museum presentations.
It sometimes looks as if the camera had replaced the animal’s extinguished gaze at the human being. Krause directs this gaze towards the work of taxidermists and the post-mortem craft they carry out in the museum workshops, where they counter decay with preservation techniques. The filmmaker studies their actions, and the kill and familiarity with which they handle the dead creatures. Often the focus is entirely on their facial expressions, which speak of concentration, experience, accuracy and dedication as they cut, skin, flay, stuff and mount. The animals are to look as natural, alive and aesthetically appealing as possible for the exhibition in spectacular dioramas. It is there that they make their final appearance alongside other stuffed animals against backgrounds imitating idealized biotopes - and there that they encounter the species that arranged them.
The visitors’ curiosity is mirrored in the panes of the display cases. Amazed off-screen whispers are heared. The wild is viewed and marvelled at as an art product that, although based on human phantasms, nevertheless continues to resist its object status. The video thus revolves primarily around the contradiction between scientific neutrality and creative interpretation, but also around the pleasure researchers, museums and visitors derive from the imagination.

D 2016, HD, 1:1,78, Color, Stereo, 24 Minutes

Credits
script, direction, camera, montage Karsten Krause
sound recording Alicja Bielawska, Louis-Philippe Scoufaras
text Dan Boehl
grading Tim Liebe
sound design, sound mix Roman Vehlken
production Fuenferfilm
support Akademie Schloss Solitude, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Natural History Museum Stuttgart

SCREENINGS

Akademie Schloss Solitude
Punto de Vista
Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
IKFF Hamburg
Split Film Festival
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart