Mark sends a video post card from 3,900 m above sea level, in front of Piz Palü mountain. The cast and crew of “The White Hell of Piz Palü” really braved the elements during its making. This was the first movie to screen at David Oliver’s UFA Palast in 1928, Hamburg’s largest cinema palace of its time.
Many thanks to the Vancouver International Film Festival for hosting the June 5th screening and performance of Oliver-Film’s “Im Reich der Zwerge and “Guido the First”! Bravo to the multi-talented musicians who brought these extraordinary films to life after their sleep of 100 years:
Erin Denhartigh: harp, Matt O’Donnell: sitar, Daniel Ruiz: percussion, and
Marc Wild : acoustic and electric guitar
Marc Wild-electric guitar
Editing-Werner Dieter Thomas
With grateful acknowledgement to The Eye Film Institute, Amsterdam
AFTER 99 YEARS, THE LOST “OLIVER FILM” PRODUCTION “IM REICH DER ZWERGE WILL RETURN TO THE SCREEN!
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Oliver-Film Company, it gives us great pleasure to announce a special screening of two rare “Oliver films”.Now fully restored to its original condition, IM REICH DER ZWERGE (1916) will be shown at the Van City Theatre under the auspices of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Friday June. 5th. Stay tuned for more details…
Here’s a test trailer we’re working on for UFA MAN. Bravo to everyone who has contributed their valuable time and imagination! We’ve travelled the world to capture what you see before you but still have a long way to go. You, too can play a vital role in helping us complete this project. Stay tuned for more information in the days ahead…UFA MAN needs you!
Das Wäschermädel Seiner Durchlaucht (1917) directed by Danny Kaden starring Erika Glässner and co-starring Gustav Botz (who would go on to play “Professor Sievers” in Nosferatu).
Erika Glässner began her career as a dancer before her film debut. Often playing the role of a “Backfisch”, or saucy young seductress, Erika Glässner enjoyed a long career in German film. In 1959,at the age of sixty, she committed suicide after the death of her husband.
Something big is about to happen. Keep your eyes open for a new and exciting development…
Guido der Erste oder Der getäuschter Wurstfabrikant -1915
Director: Paul Otto. Produced by David Oliver
A deranged sausage manufacturer (played by the great Berlin comedian Guido Thielscher) decides to build a castle dedicated to the greater glory of the pig. Only one reel from the original three has survived. Discovered in the National Library of Norway in Moh I Rana.